Complexity in simulation gaming

Marcin Wardaszko


The paper offers another look at the complexity in simulation game design and implementation. Although, the topic is not new or undiscovered the growing volatility of socio-economic environments and changes to the way we design simulation games nowadays call for better research and design methods. This paper offers an interdisciplinary look at the role and place of complexity from two perspectives. The first perspective is knowledge building and dissemination about complexity in simulation gaming. Second, perspective is the role the complexity plays in building and implementation of the simulation gaming as a design process. In the last section, the author offers a new look at the complexity of the simulation game itself and perceived complexity from the player perspective.


complexity, validity, fidelity, game design

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