The Interactive Environments wiki last edited by BeachThunder on 04/07/13 05:32PM View full history


Interactive environments are just that-- environments that respond to a player's actions within them. Unlike, for example, the scrolling backgrounds in early 8-bit games, the player can shape the environment to solve puzzles or defeat enemies. Interaction may take the form of a minigame; for example, the player can find a pinball table and play pinball. Some others may act as simple switches.

Interactive environments can play a large part in fostering emergent gameplay. For example, by making the the gameplay in Minecraft based entirely around manipulating the environment, players are encouraged to set their own goals and "find their own fun".

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