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dc.contributor.advisor Kevin Slavin. en_US Berman, Benjamin S en_US
dc.contributor.other Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) en_US 2017-12-20T18:17:03Z 2017-12-20T18:17:03Z 2017 en_US 2017 en_US
dc.description Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2017. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-45). en_US
dc.description.abstract Video game players experience opposing motivations to cooperate and compete in multiplayer games. The most pervasive multiplayer games today-massively multiplayer role playing and team-based competitive games-rely on a common compromise: they stratify players by their skill and in-game resources. This design choice limits a player's most meaningful forms of cooperation: participating in novel tactics and strategies, writing her own story, and being part of another player's journey towards greatness in the game. This thesis presents "Minionate," a digital collectible card game that transforms one-versus-one competitive matchups into a multiplayer experience. It introduces new mechanics that enable meaningful and asynchronous interactions between players of different skills; a radical improvement on existing competitive games. Based on an analysis of cards using these mechanics, Minionate gives players new ways to interact in highly competitive games. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Benjamin S. Berman. en_US
dc.format.extent 45 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights MIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. en_US
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dc.subject Program in Media Arts and Sciences () en_US
dc.title Minionate : The collectible card game en_US
dc.title.alternative Collectible card game en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 1015240112 en_US

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