Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Game Genre

Anyone here knows how to classify games? actually i was really amazed upon knowing that there are many classifications of online games. All the time i spend my days on playing games, i was not aware about the different genre of the game that i played. Who cares? i just want to play the right game of my taste. Game genre is not an issue before, like playing Mario Bros., Twinbee as long as it is a game then ill go for it..

Today since tremendous numbers of new and old games are out in the market, downloading site, gaming site, forum site, etc etc. we can all see them wherever sites we go, we need to have a classification of our own to be able us to utilize games that we are not interested in. So upon researching them, these were the Genres that i have collected

MMO role-playing game
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games, known as MMORPGs, are the most famous type of MMOG. Some MMORPGs are designed as a multiplayer browser game in order to reduce infrastructure costs and utilise a thin client that most users will already have installed. The acronym BBMMORPGs has sometimes been used to describe these as browser-based.


MMO first-person shooter

MMOFPS is an online gaming genre which features a persistent world and a large number of simultaneous players in a first-person shooter fashion. These games provide large-scale, sometimes team-based combat.


MMO real-time strategy games

Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games, also known as "MMORTS", combine real-time strategy (RTS) with a persistent world. Players often assume the role of a general, king, or other type of figurehead leading an army into battle while maintaining the resources needed for such warfare.


MMO sports game

A massively multiplayer online sports game is a title where players can compete in some of the more traditional major league sports, such as Football (called Soccer in the United States of America), basketball, baseball, hockey, golf or American football.


MMO racing

MMOR means massively multiplayer online racing. Currently there are only a small number racing based MMOGs, as we all know it’s a racing game.


MMO rhythm game

Massively multiplayer online rhythm games (MMORGs), sometimes called massively multiplayer online dance games (MMODGs), are MMOGs that are also music video games.


MMO management game

MMOMGs, or massively multiplayer online management games, are considered easy to play and don't take much time. The player logs in few times per week, sets orders for the in-game team and find how to defeat human opponents and their strategies.


MMO social game

Massively multiplayer online social games focus on socialization instead of objective-based gameplay. There is a great deal of overlap in terminology with "online communities" and "virtual worlds".


MMO turn-based strategy Game
Steve Jackson Games' Ultra Corps is an example of a MMO turn-based strategy game. Hundreds of players share the same playing field of conquest. In a "mega" game, each turn fleets are built and launched to expand one's personal empire.



A large number of games categorize under MMOBBG—massively multiplayer online bulletin board game—very similar to MMOBBRPGs), having the entire game primarily made up of text and descriptions, although images are often used to enhance the game.

MMOPGs, or massively multiplayer puzzle games, are games based entirely on puzzle elements. It is usually set in a world where the players can access the puzzles around the world.

There are also massively multiplayer collectible card games: Magic: The Gathering Online, Alteil, Astral Masters and Astral Tournament. Other MMOCCGs might exist (Neopets has some CCG elements) but are not as well known.

Some recent attempts to build peer-to-peer (P2P) MMOGs have been made. A P2P MMOG may potentially be more scalable and cheaper to build, but notable issues with P2P MMOGs include security and consistency control, which can be difficult to address given that clients are easily hacked.

So now you know the genre the game you are playing, on your next game hunt you can just input your game genre and choose the game that catches your interest.


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