Game Development Reference
Figure 1.3 JinkyPOP © 2009,
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Figure 1.4 The Maiden, Monk,
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popular medium for games of this type; for the same reasons, it is
for other puzzle games as well.
Strategy and Simulation
m cheating a little by combining these two genres into one, but
they share a number of common traits. Careful planning, resource
management, and decision making, such as city planning or the
creation of a large army, characterize strategy games. The level of
minutia the player is expected to maintain usually defines a strat-
egy or simulation game. Some games are so complex as to allow
every possible option available to the player to be micromanaged.