:"For the television channel, see GamePlay HD."

Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. Proper use is coupled with reference to "what the player does". Arising alongside game development in the 1980s, "gameplay" was used solely within the context of video or computer games, though now its popularity has begun to see use in the description of other, more traditional, game forms. Generally, the term gameplay in video game terminology is used to describe the overall experience of playing the game excluding factors like graphics and sound. The term game mechanics refers to sets of rules in a game that are intended to produce an enjoyable gaming experience. Current academic discussions tend to favor terms like game mechanics Fact|date=August 2007 specifically to avoid 'gameplay'.

Despite criticism, the term "gameplay" has gained acceptance in popular gaming nomenclature, being the only common phrase describing story quality, ease of play, and overall desirability of a game all in one word. Some gaming reviews give a specific score for gameplay, along with graphics, sound, and replay value. Many consider "gameplay" to be the most important indicator of the quality of a game.

ee also

*Emergent gameplay
*Game design
*Interaction design
*Play (activity)

External links

* [ Interaction Design Patterns in Games] - describing solutions that can make your game more usable and accessible
* [ Croatian Gaming magazine]
* [ Ukrainian Gaming magazine]

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  • Gameplay — est un terme caractérisant des éléments d une expérience vidéoludique. Cet anglicisme n a pas de réel équivalent en France. Au Québec, jouabilité est le terme français proposé[1]. Il recouvre plusieurs sens que l on pourrait tenter de résumer… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Gameplay — Als Spielmechanik wird der Ablauf eines Spiels bezeichnet, also die Art, auf die aus definierten Ausgangssituationen, den Spielregeln und den Aktionen des Spielers ein Spielerlebnis entsteht. Der Begriff wird dabei vor allem im Zusammenhang mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GamePlay HD — Infobox TV channel name = GamePlay HD logofile = GamePlay HD.png logoalt = logosize = 200px launch = 2004 closed date = picture format = network = owner = Rainbow Media slogan = country = United States broadcast area = National headquarters =… …   Wikipedia

  • gameplay — [[t]ge͟ɪmpleɪ[/t]] N UNCOUNT The gameplay of a computer game is the way that it is designed and the skills that you need in order to play it. On PC, the game had it all imaginative storyline and characters, challenging gameplay, superb graphics …   English dictionary

  • gameplay — game|play [ˈgeımpleı] n [U] the way that a computer game is designed and the skills that you need to play it ▪ This is packed with brilliant graphics and gameplay …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • GamePlay-TV — …   Википедия

  • gameplay — noun The totality of player experiences during the interaction with a video game See Also: game mechanics, rules …   Wiktionary

  • gameplay — game|play [ geım,pleı ] noun uncount the story and structure of a computer game, and the way that it is played …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gameplay — n. step by step run through a game; one round of a particular game (especially on a computer game) …   English contemporary dictionary

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