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Fundamentals of Adventure Game Design by Ernest Adams

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Game Features

In adventure games, the player’s avatar visits an explorable area containing a variety of puzzles or problems to solve. Solving these problems opens new areas for exploration or advances the storyline, giving the player new information and new problems to solve. Exploring the environment and manipulating items in it are essential elements of an adventure game. Many players also enjoy interacting with a wide variety of characters. The more different kinds of people your game contains, the richer it will be—a quality that adventure games share with role-playing games.

Setting and Emotional Tone

Adventure games typically offer only a few gameplay modes. Unlike sports games, with all the associated team-management functions, or war ...

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