Monday, September 15, 2008

Game Genre Concept: A Summary Treatise of a Cooperative Game Model

Hello All,

In a world of competitive game play we're all familiar with, that is team versus team sportsmanship. Or individual free for all gamesmanship is very much like a pseudo-form of "athletic combat". To turn this present game model on its head and invert it into a cooperative game model. Instead in overall relation to what has been known to us for thousands of years in various outlets of competitive game theories. Versus athletic or popular parlor games such as: chess, checkers, backgammon, etc... Taking our present competitive game models as a subtle form of combat, be it one Win's and many others lose.

To another level of social involvement in a "cooperative game model". Where mutual reconciliation is the benchmark for all winners based on there relative performance be it individuals to numerous teams in concert with one another. Achievement here is based on mutual cooperation that is the total highest value to be obtained in game play.

There can be two types of a "cooperative game model", one is basic and the other advanced. A basic cooperative game model will have a fixed point as a end goal or objective. An advanced cooperative game play can consist of transitory or random goals as they appear during game play. Be it with an individual or more than two teams involved in conjunction with the other. Thus removing the binary need or only two teams combating each other as usually seen in a competitive game theory.

A "Team" can consist of several sub-cluster mini-groups or niches that the over arching team will seek in duty roles to be accomplished as a threshold goal. Current competitive games can be reworked with a cooperative game model treatment in a creative fashion. Or new game genres can be invented such as: humanitarian, political, or financial. With a cooperative game model treatment layer to showcase the social needs or obtaining mutual end goals.

A) Humanitarian Game Genre: Where several teams have to work together via game play so as to how to recover from a natural or man made disaster.

B) Political Game Genre: Where several teams work out new policy in the creation of laws befitting the common good of all citizens, immigrants, and foreign visitors.

C) Financial Game Genre: Where in the creation of virtual or real capital monies and how it is managed and reinvested.

There can be "Games" that take into account the genres listed above and many others to form a meta-game environment. Where all these factors are at play at once, be it as a social simulation or other form of game play synthesis in comparison to the overall end game objectives.