Audio Article #151: Tactical Play

By on 10-02-2009 in Game Design

Chris Bateman finishes off his thoughtful trilogy on Play Styles.  We’ve covered Strategic Play, we’ve explored Logistical Play and now the Coup de grâce: Tactical Play. With this final installment we complete our understanding of the major play styles representational of our player base.  With this understanding we are better able to cater a game experience to the tendencies of what our players, in the end making more enjoyable and better selling products

Title: Tactical Play – Original Article

Book: Beyond_Game_Design: Nine Steps Towards Creating Better Videogames, by Course Technology PTR

Written by: Chris Bateman(

Read aloud by: Ryan Wiancko on Oct 2nd 2009

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  1. Just a heads up, Ryan: the links to the previous two audio articles are broken. I think you may have copy-and-pasted the WordPress edit article URLs instead of the article permalinks.

    Thanks for reading and uploading.

  2. Ah, brilliant.. Thanks for spotting that, all fixed now

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