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Arenas and Other Minigames

  • Darrin Perez
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Abstract

Harold and Marsha’s adventures in our world have been relatively gloom-and-doom up to now. While they’re merely player-characters and don’t mind their status as such, their alter egos (the players themselves) would probably appreciate a change of pace. Minigames are a classic video game tradition. To take a somewhat recent example, Grinsia (which had a mobile release and a recent rerelease on the Nintendo 3DS) has a shooting gallery minigame. Sometimes the player just wants to explore off the beaten path and do something unrelated to the main plot at hand. Sidequests are a good way to do that, and I’ll be talking about them in Chapter 8. This chapter, however, is all about having fun within the fun that is a game. Meta, isn’t it?

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