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Chapter 7. CREATING INTERACTIVE GAMES FO... > GAME CATEGORIES—WHAT WORKS ON THE PO...

GAME CATEGORIES—WHAT WORKS ON THE POCKET PC, AND WHAT DOESN’T?

Games fall into different categories. Each category has certain characteristics, which affect how well a specific game will work on the Pocket PC. In the following section, we analyze different categories and their characteristics. Some games may fall into more than one category.

Card Games

Card games fit well on the Pocket PC. The user usually already knows the rules or can easily learn them, which allows him or her to start playing immediately after installing the game. Card games are usually turn-based, which allows creating multiplayer games where the device is passed around. The game will wait for the user to take a turn—so user interaction doesn’t compete with heavy ActionScript running at the same time. Figure 7.1 shows an example of a well-known card game.


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