Stephane Bura's Handy Guide to Genre Distinctions in Videogames

"Homage" to Jay Lake.


GenreDistinguishing Characteristics

Shooter Kill from afar

Action Adventure Kill from a few meters

Platformer Kill on contact

Simulation Understand the model

Adventure Understand the designer

Fighter Understand the opponent

Casual Hints are King

RPG Average is good enough

Strategy I try to be my best

Driving / Puzzle I can do better

Indie It's probably about me



Thanks to Steve Ince.

Stéphane Bura