Game State Overviews
Information provided to players that extends beyond the observational abilities provided by simply observing game elements.
This pattern is a still a stub.
- 1 Examples
- 2 Using the pattern
- 3 Consequences
- 4 Relations
- 4.1 with Game Worlds
- 4.2 with Multiplayer Games and Turn-Based Games
- 4.3 Can Instantiate
- 4.4 Can Modulate
- 4.5 Can Be Instantiated By
- 4.6 Can Be Modulated By
- 4.7 Possible Closure Effects
- 4.8 Potentially Conflicting With
- 5 History
- 6 References
- 7 Acknowledgements
Example: Most racing games, e. g., Mario Kart Double Dash!! and the Monkey Race party games in the Super Monkey Ball series, provide a small overhead map that shows the location of other players on the track.
Using the pattern
Game State Overviews is an Interface Pattern.
cbmb Alarms Turn Taking
with Game Worlds
with Multiplayer Games and Turn-Based Games
Game World Navigation Races Traverse Split-Screen Views Auxiliary Game Screens Picture-in-Picture Views Speedending Near Miss Indicators Outcome Indicators Progress Indicators
Instantiates: Cognitive Engrossment, Disruption of Focused Attention
Modulates: Attention Swapping, Perceivable Margins, Reconnaissance, Puzzle Solving, Negotiation, Player Defined Goals, Preventing Goals, Public Information, Identification, Narrative Structures
Instantiated by: Disruption of Focused Attention, Score
Modulated by: Spectators, Status Indicators, Fog of War, Perfect Information, Area Control, Extra-Game Actions
Potentially conflicting with: Attention Swapping, Surprises, Limited Foresight, Leaps of Faith, Reconnaissance
with Multiplayer Games and either Player Decided Results or Player-Decided Distributions
Camping, Collaborative Actions, Game World Exploration, Memorizing, Movement, Multiplayer Games, Levels, Sniper Locations, Tactical Planning, Units
Can Be Instantiated By
Cameras, Cutscenes, Dedicated Game Facilitators, Game State Indicators, Goal Indicators, God Views, Mini-maps, Privileged Movement, Score Tracks, Third-Person Views
Bookkeeping Tokens together with Public Information
Game Worlds with God Views or Third-Person Views
Can Be Modulated By
Possible Closure Effects
Potentially Conflicting With
An updated version of the pattern Game State Overview that was part of the original collection in the book Patterns in Game Design.
- ↑ Björk, S. & Holopainen, J. (2004) Patterns in Game Design. Charles River Media. ISBN1-58450-354-8.