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Chapter 3. Players > Other Categorizations

Other Categorizations

Although my player types categorization is perhaps the best known of those available to designers, it is not the only one. There are many others, of which three are of particular interest. Two of these are based on anecdotal evidence, and one on statistics.

Social Dimensions

One of the earliest systems to use a primarily graphical interface was Habitat, which appeared in the mid-1980s. Although not strictly speaking a virtual world (it was essentially a graphical chat room), it nevertheless did have close similarities and is regarded as an important milestone in the development of graphical virtual worlds.


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