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2005
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Building and Reconstructing Character. A Case Study of Silent Hill 3

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Building and Reconstructing Character. A Case Study of Silent Hill 3
Characters are in an important role in many games. A good player character is likely to leave good lasting impression about the game. It has been argued that creating the personality for a player character is problematic. However, there are multiple methods used in games to inform a player about the nature of a player character: predefined functions, goals, possible and impossible actions, and more traditional audiovisual means. In this paper the player character of Silent Hill 3 is analyzed using presented categorization. This paper shows that the classification is a useful analytic tool, but it needs to be developed further to include belongings and space as elements describing a player character. The categorization also highlights aspects that need to be addressed when designing player characters. Keywords Game characters, interpretation, computer games
Petri Lankoski
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Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where DIGRA
Authors Petri Lankoski
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