Understanding Computer Gaming

Hashan Madusanka
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Understanding computer gaming is easy. A game can be described as a type of a computer program which uses computer related hardware and software. Under classification of software, computer games falls under category of ‘Application Software’ and commonly state as ‘PC Games’.  While there are some other types of gaming like mobile, console let’s talk about computer gaming from this article.

Why we play Computer Games?

For a person who works whole day, a game can be used as a way of relaxation, get away from the monotonous life cycle. However these computer games are doing many things to our lives which may be harder to see when you think lightly about them. Basically, most of the kids today had played computer games. Many says that an easiest way to attract someone to computer system is through a computer game. It gives a basic idea of how the computer system works. However this enhances the player’s memory, logical thinking and calculation abilities other than giving the player fun.

Here are reasons to play games

Categories of Computer Games

From the “Spacewar!” in 1961 the story of the computer gaming has come a long way, and it will continue to grow in future years too. 3D technology ensured the virtual reality scenarios in computer games. This technological features gave new concepts to computer games, giving them various categories. For better understanding computer games let’s look at those.

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Here are some categories of games.

  • Action Games
  • Fighting Games
  • Adventure Games
  • Simulation Games
  • Strategy Games

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Action Games

Remember beating up bad guys? Or hacking and slashing them in games? These type of games are often called as “Action Games”. Basically this games centers around a protagonist (main character). We have to face various challenges during gameplay.

Fighting Games

Fighting Games, as the name goes it is about fighting! It may base on platform or battle royale (Last remaining player will win). Also this category includes survival games where waves of enemies will come at you and you have to defeat them all or you will lose the game. This kind of computer games test the player’s patience very much and my opinion is it also needs much of concentration and decision making in quick time. Game player requires to take quick decisions whether to go offensive or defensive way.

Adventure Games

Adventure games are very much popular among gamers these days. Also can be referred as RPG (Role Playing Games) and this category is basically centered on a story line which is mostly a fictional one.  This category can be also divided into ‘Action role-playing’ and ‘Tactical role-playing’.  This type of games also test player’s decision making ability as in most of modern games decision making is very much critical because some small decisions we take in the game, will make a huge impact on the final outcome of the story.

Simulation Games

Then there are Simulation games which are focusing on more different approach than above mentioned categories. They have built focused on certain section after doing some serious amount of researches. There are construction management, life simulation and sports simulation. These gaming mechanics give the player so much amount of knowledge on that particular field.

Strategy Games

Strategy games offers you a very different experience as you need to be tricky to play them. As the name suggests it’s about strategies and player required to apply right strategies on right time. Player need to understand most of the game unlike others in order to beat more advanced levels in the game.

Conclusion

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Today game developers tend to build a game as a combination of above categories to enhance player experience and to create advanced gameplay. Let’s talk about more about gaming from our next article.

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