Editors

David G. Schwartz

Document Type

Occasional Paper

Publication Date

4-2013

Publication Title

Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series: Paper 21

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, Nevada

First page number:

1

Last page number:

14

Abstract

Visual images have been a key element in the development of wager-based games. The legacy of visual metaphor in gaming can be traced through paper ephemera such as playing cards and lottery tickets. Both paper and printing technology ushered the age of wide spread playing opportunities in the 19th and 20th centuries. Modern play behaviors have given way to Postmodern gaming norms in digital space. The digital age has presented a new set of challenges for gaming architecture in wager-based play. Action research in prototyping games is beginning to reveal a new and different set of game characteristics.

Keywords

digital games; computer graphics; pictorial modernism; lottery; visual metaphor

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Hospitality Administration and Management | Tourism and Travel

Language

English


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