Chapter    2

What Is an Arcade Game?

In this chapter, you will learn what defines a game as an arcade-style game. You will also form an operational definition of arcade-style gaming.

As the chapter comes to a close, you discover more about Prison Break, the game that you will create in the remaining chapters of the book.

Where Did Arcade-Style Games Originate?

There are many styles of games in the gaming world today. From first-person shooters to puzzle games to multigame hybrids, there are arguably as many styles as there are games to play. Games such as N.O.V.A. 2 and Words with Friends are great examples of these mobile games.

One of the most popular game styles right now is arcade. Arcade games, as a style, are really hybrids that encompass ...

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