The goal of defeating an opposing force.
This pattern is a still a stub.
he opposing force in Overcome can be other players or other kinds of enemies provided by the game system.
- 1 Examples
- 2 Using the pattern
- 3 Consequences
- 4 Relations
- 5 History
- 6 References
- 7 Acknowledgements
Example: Fighting games, such as Soul Calibur and Tekken, are almost purely about overcoming the opponent by performing a series of successful attacks the opponent is unable to dodge or block.
Example: Chess uses the Overcome pattern through a combination of eliminating the other player's pieces and skillful positioning of one's own pieces.
Using the pattern
Instantiates: Conflict, Competition, Capture, Tournaments, Transfer of Control
Instantiated by: Tournaments
Can Be Instantiated By
Can Be Modulated By
Possible Closure Effects
Potentially Conflicting With
An updated version of the pattern Overcome 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.