A study of interaction in idle games & perceptions on the definition of a game

Blair Purkiss, Imran Khaliq

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Abstract

An idle game, also known as an incremental game, is a genre of games defined by the primary feature of its strategy: leaving the game running by itself with minimum or zero player interaction. Interaction with the game, while often useful for progression, is optional for extended periods of gameplay. Through a comparison between academic views on the definition of a video game and the results of a survey, this paper uncovers the importance of interactivity in an academic definition and a player's perceptions on how a game can be defined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Games Entertainment Media Conference, GEM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467374521
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IEEE Games Entertainment Media Conference, GEM 2015 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 14 Oct 201516 Oct 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Games Entertainment Media Conference, GEM 2015

Conference

Conference7th IEEE Games Entertainment Media Conference, GEM 2015
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period14/10/1516/10/15

Keywords

  • gameplay
  • Games
  • idle
  • incremental
  • interaction

Cite this

Purkiss, B., & Khaliq, I. (2016). A study of interaction in idle games & perceptions on the definition of a game. In 2015 IEEE Games Entertainment Media Conference, GEM 2015 [7377233] (2015 IEEE Games Entertainment Media Conference, GEM 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GEM.2015.7377233