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What is Single-Player Game

Handbook of Research on Effective Electronic Gaming in Education
Games are games designed for only one player or games played in the single-player mode. While this means the game would only have one explicit player, the space of play may include multiple players. For instance, a game like Oregon Trail may have only one player handling the controls, but multiple players could be collaboratively discussing and deciding what to do next and those multiple players may switch places to allow each a “turn” at handling the game controls.
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Gaming Ethics, Rules, Etiquette, and Learning
Laurie N. Taylor (University of Florida, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-808-6.ch061
This chapter explains the significance of informal and unwritten rules in order to show the connections among formal rules of play, formalized learning, informal and unwritten rules, and collateral learning. It argues that computer gaming’s rules of play include the formal rules by which games are played and the informal and unwritten rules within the magic circle of play where the games are played. Too often games are reduced to their formal rules of play and the collateral learning fostered by the realm of play is neglected. By examining unwritten rules, this chapter also connects to and informs other areas that rely primarily on formal rules, including educational gaming.
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A game that can be played on a single device, be it a powerful desktop computer system or a small resource-limited handheld device. Such games typically involve the user playing against the computer, which would usually have some AI elements.
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