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Incremental games, idle games, clicker games, game study
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In this book, we explore the pleasure of playing less through a collective experience of playing the Kittens Game – a self-described “Dark Souls of incremental gaming”. We draw on techniques of close reading and hermeneutics to ground our analysis and supplement our individual reflections on how these games incentivize players to play less and plan more.
Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press
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Alharthi, S. A., Toups, Z. O., Alsaedi, O., Tanenbaum, J., & Hammer, J. (2018). The Pleasure of Playing Less: A Study of Incremental Games Through the Lens of Kittens. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University: ETC Press. http://repository.cmu.edu/etcpress/77