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All Study Questions for GAT110, Fall 2012
|Name three core survival mechanisms that underlie all games.
|Combat, Racing, Cunning
|Name the four elements necessary for defining the basic nature of a game.
|Game Components, Rules, Mechanics, Goals
|The four elements that define the nature of a game work together to create what?
|The psychological state that emerges from great player patterns is called what?
|What is the central tactical play methodology called?
|What are NON-central tactical play methodologies called?
|Name at least five game families (hint: chapter names in R.C. Bell Book.
|War, Position, Dice, Card, Race
|Name 3 Dice games.
|Yahtzee, Liar's Dice, Farkle, Crown and Anchor, Poker Dice, Grotesque Dice, Put and Take, Throwing Heaven and Nine
|What are the cubical dice made from the talus of hoofed animals commonly called?
|Name two mechanisms that have been used for divination that have inspired families of games (Hint: see Evolution of Games handout)
|Name two sources of inspiration for human beings for game invention.
|Boredom, Research Material, Simulations
|Name at least two civilization developments that allow the creation of more complex games.
|Writing, Paper, Literacy, Mathematics, Law, Craftsmen
|What is a general rule for quickly determining the average roll of an N-sided die where N is an even number?
|(N/2)+(1/2) or (N+1)/2
|What is the common English name for Shahr-e Sukhte, the Iranian city where the world's oldest dice were discovered?
|What modern dexterity game evolved from the game of knucklebones?
|An arrangement of r objects selected from a set of n objects where order matters is called what?
|A set of r objects selected from a set of n object where order does not matter is called what?
|Farkle belongs to what family of games?
|If the number of times something is repeated becomes larger and larger, the proportion of success will tend to come closer and closer to the actual probability of success. This is called what?
|Law of Large Numbers
|What is the name of the board that Chaturanga is played on?
|Name 5 variants/derivatives of Chess.
|Shogi (Japanese Chess), Xiangqi (Chinese Chess), Maharaja & The Sepoys, Gala (Farmer's Chess), courier Game, Byzantine Chess
|What backgammon precursor from Arabia has rich symbolism with board representing the calendar?
|Nard or Nardshir
|What cross and circle game from Korea has pieces called MAL or horses?
|Emperor Akbar played what race game with harem slaves acting as the pieces that moved as directed by the throws of six cowrie shells?
|In the 1920's, Sir Leanard Woolley discovered five boards of what game from Sumeria that has distinctive rosette-patterned spaces?
|Royal Game of Ur
|The Kiowa Indians in Oklahoma play this cross and circle game with runners and dice sticks.
|Name this Aztec gambling race game.
|Identify this game which is the pinnacle of the evolution of this type from Nard.
|Identify this Pachisi descendant introduced to England in 1896. (Picture of Cross with dice on top right, looks like Pachisi)
|Identify this game. (Picture of board with rose squares)
|Royal Game of Ur
|Name three descendants of Pachisi.
|Sorry!, Parcheesi, Ludo, Trouble, Aggravation
|Morris and possibly Alquerque board carvings were found at what site in Egypt?
|Temple of Kurna
|This ancient Egyptian game was mentioned in the Arabic work Kitab-al Aghani in 976 CE and carried by the Moors into Spain.
|Identify this game with a river and palaces.
|Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)
|Chess and Alquerque were carried into Spain by what culture?
|What is another name for English Draughts?
|What game's movement symbolizes souls drifting through the Egyptian world of the dead?
|What mystical race game from India was used for religious instruction and since R.H. Harte introduced it in 1893, is played on a square board with 100 squares?
|Snakes & Ladders
|What Chinese game is similar to Stratego, but features animals and perfect information?
|Jungle or Animal Chess
|What war game patented by Lewis Waterman is based on The Game of Annexation and is categorized as part of Draughts, with double sided pieces?
|What symmetrical Roman game (probable precursor to Seega) that used Custodian Capture was found by Varro and on Hadrian's Wall?
|What is the English name of the game that Francesco de Medici gave to King Phillip II of Spain as a present?
|Game of Goose
|Name at least three games from the tables group of race games.
|Royal Game of Ur, Senet, Nardshir/Nard, Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum, Tabula, Fayles, Backgammon, Chasing the Girls, Tourne-Case, Sixe-Ace
|What spiral race game published by W. & S.B. Ives in the US in 1843 was attributed to Anne Abbot, but was actually designed by George Fox and published in 1800 in London?
|The Mansion of Happiness
|What two-player peg game with 58 holes on the board is of Egyptian origin?
|Hounds and Jackals, also known as Palm Tree Game, Game of 58 Holes, or Shield Game
|What is the oldest predecessor to Chess whose name means "quadripartite"?
|What chess variant is the probable origin of the modern chess Bishop's movement?
|Shogi is also known by what name?
|What Chinese game is the most probable recent ancestor to L'attaque, designed by Mdme. Hermance Edan in 1908?
|Luzhanqi / Jun Qi
|Pente is a variant of what game?
|Wei-ch'i is more commonly known as what?
|What is the name of this game from China? (Picture of colored shapes in a square)
|Each time a player forms 3 in a row in this game, he removes an opponent's piece. Name the game.
|9 Men's Morris
|What game invented c.1883 by George H. Monks and published by E.I. Horseman in 1885 was later reconfigured from a 16x16 board to a 6-pointed star and published as Chinese Checkers?
|What is the common name of Noughts and Crosses?
|Tic Tac Toe
|What two-player game originated in northern Europe in the 1300's as a game with asymmetrical forces on a cross-shaped board, one side having a single piece and the other side having 13?
|Fox and Geese
|What is the name of the draw pile of dominoes?
|Boneyard or Woodpile
|What game has seats named after winds?
|Dominoes were invented in what country?
|What family of attrition games arose in Africa and whose name comes from the Arabic word for "to move"?
|Name the two main sub-types of European domino games.
|Block - Empty your hands first, Draw - Score the most points and draws more
|Identify the two suits of Chinese dominoes
|This game belongs to which family? (Picture of board with 2 large holes on opposite ends, and set of smaller holes in between)
|What is the name of the square arrangement of tiles that you draw from in Mah-Jongg?
|What patience game is played on a traditional Fox and Geese board?
|What positional game published by Milton Bradley in 1974 was also published on the Microvision handheld game console?
|What video game inspired by polyominoes was a pack-in title for the original Gameboy?
|What was the original name of PopCap Games?
|Sexy Action Cool, LLC
|What was the original name of Bejeweled?
|What Castilian monarch (1251 - 1284) was the author of Libro de los Juegos (The Book of Games)?
|What board game designed by the Swiss mathematician Blaise Muller in 1991 and played on a 4x4 game board is not unlike an advanced version of Noughts & Crosses?
|What are the mechanics of mancala sometimes called?
|Sowing or Count and Capture
|What Victorian era game is the forerunner to both Keno and Bingo?
|Dominoes first arrived in Europe during the 18th Century through what country?
|What is the name of the most common dominoes game played in the United States?
|Name a dominoes game in which each player has their own line of play.
|What Chinese card game is an almost certain direct ancestor to Mahjong?
|What game invented in China possibly during the Eastern Zhou period (770-221 BCE) was introduced to the United States by Captain m. Donaldson in 1816?
|Vacor de Mexico is the world's largest manufacturer of what?
|What mechanism was used as a randomizer in Victorian Era board games?
|What game renamed by J. Pressman Co. in 1928 was originally published by Ravensburger in 1892 as Stern-Halma?
|What smaller offshoot of Shovelboard originally played with Edward IV groats traces back to at least 1522 when it was banned by Henry VIII?
|What game traces back to at least 1744 when it was mentioned in a children's book as Chuck Farthing?
|Pitch Penny / Toad in the Hole
|What family of ring tossing games originated in Ancient Greece?
|What marble-based game was released by Atari in 1984?
|What pitching game held its first world championship in 1910 in Bronson, Kansas?
|What Italian lawn game evolved from bowling?
|King Louis XI of France had the first known indoor version of what game?
|What are the three main divisions of billiards games?
|Carroms, Pool, and Snooker
|What group of games similar to billiards is played with the fingers and wooden disks?
|Carroms or Crokinole
|What dexterity game originated in 12th Century China as a divinatory device before spreading to Korea, Japan, and the Haida Indians of British Columbia?
|Spellicans or "Pick up Sticks"/Jackstraws
|What Milton Bradley dexterity game published in 1966 and popularized on The Tonight Show was patented by Charles Foley and Neil Rabens?
|What dexterity game's name is derived fromthe Swahili word for "to build"?
|What Victorian parlor game centers on reclaiming lost objects with the quote, "I have a thing and a very pretty thing, who is the owner of this very pretty thing?
|What card game designed by Sir John Suckling in 1625 evolved from the game Noddy and uses a peg board for scoring similar to Hounds & Jackals?
|What was the name of George Parker's first game, made in 1883?
|Name the three major dexterity games published by George Parker before 1903.
|Ping Pong, Pillow Dex, Tiddledy Winks
|What was the name of the Parker Brother's line of jigsaw puzzles?
|What game did Edward Cayce, a self-proclaimed psychic sell to Parker Brothers in 1903?
|Cards in ancient China were called yezi or what more common English term for games played with them?
|Coins, strings of coins, myriads of strings, and tens of myriads appeared as suits on what?
|Chinese Money Cards
|What are these items called? (Picture of cards with array of dots on top and bottom of them)
|What Turkish caste culture is the origin of modern European playing cards?
|English cards use what deck and suit composition that was formalized in 1480?
|Name at least three types of Card Outplay Games (broad categories, not specific games).
|Trick Taking, Matching, Beating, Climbing, Fishing, Adding, War, Penalty Avoidance
|Name at least one type of Card Exchange Game (broad category, not a specific game).
|Draw & Discard (Rummy), Commerce, Cuckoo, Quartet, Card Passing
|What are the two main types of card Banking Games?
|Turn up, Face Count
|Playing cards descended from tarot - True or False?
|How many cards are there in a standard tarot deck?
|How many court cards are in a suit of standard tarot deck?
|4 (Page, Knight, Queen, King)
|The 21 supplemental tarot cards with allegorical illustrations are sometimes referred to as what?
|What was the first trading card game?
|Magic the Gathering
|What was the name of the first expansion for the first trading card game designed by Richard Garfield?
|What is the oldest recorded harvest festival that dates from c.2170 BCE?
|Chinese Moon Festival
|What types of games probably trace back to the origin of agrarian societies and the harvest festivals that were held?
|What is the oldest recorded sports competition that dates back to 776 BCE and was won by Coroebus of Elis?
|Between the years 1200 - 1400, there were no fewer than 4860 of what chartered?
|An Englishman by the name of John Bill Ricketts brought the first what to America in 1792?
|What event is the origin of the modern carnival generally associated with?
|1893 Chicago World's Fair (or "Columbian Exposition")
|What is the term for the main sideshow area in modern carnivals, circuses, and amusement parks?
|What are the two main divisions of carnival games?
|Skill and Chance
|What is the name for the standardized version of a game derived from billiards during King Louis XIV's reign that featured skittles fixed to a table with holes in the bed?
|What type of game popular in Japan is similar to pinball that was the inspiration for Peggle?
|What pinball game released in 1992 was the best-selling pinball game of all time?
|The Addam's Family
|What game launched the modern pinball game industry, published in 1931 by David Gottlieb?
|What is the name of the last remaining pinball manufacturer in the world?
|Stern Pinball, Inc
|What game was banned in New York City from 1942 to 1976?
|What war game was first invented in 1811 by Lieutenant Georg Leopold von Reiswitz and his son in the Prussian army and was eventually published in 1824?
|What war game published in 1913 is considered a companion book to Floor Games, published in 1911?
|What was the name of the first commercial wargame company and the first wargame board game publisher founded in 1954 by Charles S. Roberts?
|What influential board game designed by Francis Tresham in 1982 later became the basis for a landmark series of turn-based strategy games on the computer?
|What UK company was founded by John Peake, Ian Livingstone, and Steve Jackson in 1975 and had their initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in 1994?
|What IP developed by Games Workshop as a successor to Reaper later became the basis for an MMO published in 2008 by Mythic Entertainment?
|What set of medieval miniatures rules originally published by Guidon Games in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin influenced the subsequent development of Dungeons & Dragons?
|What was the final name of the game originally known as The Fantasy Game that was designed by Gary Gygax & Dave Arneson and published in 1974?
|Dungeons & Dragons
|What trademark license built on top of the Open Game License did Wizards of the Coast release to the world in 2000 that resulted in an explosion of content for Dungeons & Dragons?
|What company did Rick Loomis found in 1972 to manage the computer-moderated Play By Mail games he had started in 1970?
|Flying Buffalo, Inc
|Greg Stafford designed and published what RPG based on the Glorantha game world in 1978?
|What company founded in 1975 published the Call of Cthulu, Pendragon, and Stormbringer roleplaying games?
|What was the first game by Steve Jackson published by Metagaming Concepts as a microgame in 1977 (hint: it was an asymmetric war game where one side had a single tank)?
|The Fantasy Trip was the precursor to what roleplaying system published by Steve Jackson Games in 1986?
|GURPS or Generic Universal RolePlaying System
|What vehicle combat simulation game did Steve Jackson Games publish in 1980?
|What game trademark did George Parker acquire from Joseph Babcock in 1923?
|What automotive-themed game that eventually evolved into Milles Bornes was originally published in 1906 before Parker Brothers acquired it in 1928 and took it on to national success as "one of the largest-selling games ever published”?
|In 1935, Robert Barton decided to purchase a game from Charles Brace Darrow that had previously been rejected for having “fifty-two fundamental playing errors” that ended up saving Parker Brothers. What was the game?
|Monopoly was based on what earlier game by Elizabeth Magie Phillips that advocated the Single Tax Theory?
|The Landlord's Game
|What was the original name of the man that appears as the primary mascot of Monopoly?
|Rich Uncle Pennybags
|What “whodunit?” game designed by a government actuary named Anthony Pratt was published by Parker Brothers in 1949?
|What hit game with a “success formula” of fame, happiness and money was published by Parker Brothers in 1957 after being invented and published by Dr. James C. Brown in 1955?
|The game “La Conquete Du Monde” published by Miro Company in France and invented by the movie producer Albert Lamorisse (famous for The Red Balloon) was published in 1959 with some rules changes as what game of world domination?
|What game launched in 1963 by Parker Brothers and outsold Monopoly that year was a redesigned version of Parker Brothers’ Touring by Edmund Dujardin and published by Miro Company, which Parker Brothers had recently acquired a 40% stake in?
|Mille Bornes (Milles Borne, Milles Bornes, Mille Borne)
|What product did Parker Brothers acquire in 1967 that had been invented in 1890 and was the most expensive acquisition in company history at $975,000 in cash, which then went on to outsell Monopoly that year?
|What company did Parker Brothers sell to in 1968?
|What toy did Parker Brothers introduce to the market in 1970 that began life as an indoor volleyball game?
|What painting auction game invented by Marvin Glass and Associates and published by Parker Brothers in 1971 was the subject of a law suit by Christian Thee who claimed that he had invented the game?
|What popular 1978 toy released by Parker Brothers used a microprocessor made by Texas Instruments and contained 6 different games?
|In 1981, Parker Brothers paid Sega a $500K advance to create an Atari cartridge port for what popular arcade game?
|What was the first board game published in the United States in 1822 by F. & R. Lockwood?
|The Traveller's Tour through the United States
|What company was the first mass market game publisher in the United States that published their first game, Dr. Busby, in 1843?
|W. & S.B. Ives Co.
|What landmark morality game published in 1843 by the publisher of the earlier Dr. Busby was influential on George Parker and was later reprinted by Parker Brothers in 1894?
|Mansion of Happiness
|What company began publishing games in 1850 and was one of the most important publishers of board games in the United States until they were sold to Milton Bradley in 1920 after publishing over 145 games?
|In 1860, Milton Bradley began publishing what landmark game after his lithograph of a beardless Abraham Lincoln began selling poorly when Abraham Lincoln grew a beard?
|Checkered Game of Life
|The Checkered Game of Life used what randomizer mechanism because dice were seen as sinful?
|Reuben Klamer created for Milton Bradley in 1960 what game as a redesign of an older game?
|Game of Life
|What electronic memory game published by Milton Bradley in 1978 was Milton Bradley’s bestselling item by 1980?
|What company (1867) renamed its modern name (1880) was ... prolific publishers of board games ... United States ... over 300 games published, ... much of their history was ... as a “jobber” for other game companies until 1920's?
|Selchow & Righter
|In 1986, after over 100 years of operation, Selchow & Righter was sold to what company who then went out of business 7 months later?
|Who were the Big Three board game publishers during the first half of the Golden Age of Board Games?
|Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, Selchow & Righter
|What firm purchased McLoughlin Brothers in 1920?
|What company founded in 1980 published Middle Earth Roleplaying and Rolemaster?
|ICE (Iron Crown Enterprises)
|What was the first roleplaying game in the World of Darkness product line that White Wolf published in 1991?
|Vampire: The Masquerade
|What was the name of the professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford who wrote two books in Latin about games – De Historia Shahiludii (1689) and De Historia Herdiludii (1694)?
|What are the top two toy companies in the United States by market share?
|Mattel and Hasbro.
|What two American game companies were the biggest influences on the development of the Euro Game movement?
|3M Games and Avalon Hill.
|Who were the two designers of 3M Games that most influenced later Euro Game designers?
|Sid Sackson and Alex Randolph.
|Identify at least one of the three main factors that drove the development of the Euro Game market.
|Spiel de Jahres award or Essen Spiel convention or lack of television and entertainment methods.
|Name at least three winners of the Spiel des Jahres prize.
|Qwirkle, Dixit, Dominion, Zooloretto, Thurn & Taxis, Ticket to Ride, Alhambra, Carcassonne, Torres, Tikal, Elfenland, The Settlers of Catan, Manhattan, Liar’s Dice, Barbarossa, Scotland Yard, Hare & Tortoise
|What was the first winner of the Spiel des Jahres prize in 1979?
|Hare and Tortoise.
|Identify at least two of the top five American publishers of Euro Games.
|Mayfair Games, Fantasy Flight, Rio Grande Games, Days of Wonder, Z-Man Games
|What game published in 1995 greatly expanded the reach and importance of the Spiel des Jahres and sparked a Euro Game invasion of the United States that has forever changed the board game hobby industry in this country with over 10 million copies sold?
|The Settlers of Catan
|What device was patented in 1947 by Thomas Goldsmith and Estle Mann but was never commercialized?
|Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device
|In 1958, what scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratories invented a game that ran on an oscilloscope and was a precursor to Pong?
|In 1961, the Tech Model Railroad Club at MIT created what game for the PDP-1 which was influential on the earliest developments in the arcade and video game industry?
|In 1971, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney created what derivative version of the Tech Model Railroad Club’s game that was designed for the arcade?
|What company was originally founded in 1971 as Syzygy Engineering but changed its name in 1972 due to trademark issues before incorporating in that same year?
|What was the first home console system published by Magnavox in 1972 based on Ralph Baer’s Brown Box prototype?
|What game did Nolan Bushnell assign to a new engineer, Al Alcorn, as a training exercise based on a game he had seen in the Magnavox home console, but was so good that he decided to publish as an arcade game?
|In 1974, Nolan Bushnell sold Atari Japan to the Japanese coin-op manufacturer and distributor, Nakamura Manufacturing founded in 1955, which later changed its name to what well-known arcade company in 1977?
|From 1973 to 1978, Atari operated what fake competitor that was actually a wholly owned subsidiary in order to open distribution channels that would normally require exclusivity?
|What retail company was the initial exclusive distributor for Home Pong?
|What company purchased Atari in 1976 to give the company the necessary capital to produce the Atari 2600?
|Name at least one game that is rendered with vector graphics?
|What did Fairchild Semiconductor rename their Fairchild VES console to in 1977 after the launch of the Atari VCS?
|What was the first handheld console with interchangeable cartridges published by Milton Bradley in 1977?
|What console released in 1982 featured a near-perfect port of Donkey Kong as a pack-in title?
|Name of the second generation console released by Mattel Electronics that was the first 16-bit console with downloadable games, real-time voice speech synthesizer, built in character font, and influenced the design of controllers.
|What console released in 1982 distributed by Milton Bradley was the only vector-based home console?
|What game released in 1978 by Taito launched the Golden Age of Arcade games?
|What console system launched in the US in 1985 spelled the end of the Golden Age of Arcade games?
|What landmark arcade game launched in 1980 by Namco inspired a song by Buckner & Garcia?
|Name at least two factors that caused the Video Game Crash of 1983?
|Low quality games, market fragmentation, competition from home computers
|What game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and released in 1981 was placed in Radar Scope cabinets after Radar Scope’s commercial failure?
|What Sega console released in 1985 became the hardware basis for the Sega Game Gear in 1990?
|Sega Master System
|What Fourth Generation console system designed by NEC and Hudson Soft was the first to have an optional CD module and was the smallest console ever made?
|What Sega console released in the US in 1989, but released a year earlier in Japan as the Sega Mega Drive?
|What SNK console system released to retail in 1991 was architected to be similar to the SNK arcade games of the time and was originally intended only for small businesses at the $650 price point?
|What Fourth Generation 16-bit Nintendo system was only released in 1990 due to the erosion of Nintendo’s market share to other more modern consoles?
|What CD-ROM based Fifth Generation system was produced by Panasonic, Sanyo, and Goldstar which did not do well thanks to its $700 price tag?
|3DO Interactive Multiplayer
|What Atari console released in 1993 only sold 250,000 units worldwide?
|What CD-ROM based Fifth Generation console started life as a proposed CD-ROM add-on for NES, but after Nintendo backed out of the deal was turned into a full standalone console.
|What was the last cartridge-based console developed by Nintendo that had Super Mario 64 as a launch game?
|What 1998 Sega console was the first to feature a built-in modem and internet browsing software?
|What is the all-time best selling console system released in 2000 and still being produced with a library of more than 5000 games?
|What console released by Microsoft in 2001 featured the first built-in hard drive?
|Name one of the three Seventh Generation consoles.
|What was the first game that could be described as a platformer, although it did not include jumping, that was released in 1980?
|What game that popularized the platformer genre released in 1981 featured Jumpman as the main character, although the designer originally conceived of him as Mr. Video, a character that would have cameo appearances in many games?
|What character became the platform mascot for Nintendo?
|What character became the platform mascot for Sega?
|Sonic the Hedgehog
|What character became the platform mascot for the PlayStation?
|What platformer released in 1986 featured the main character Samus who wears a Power Suit?
|In 1991, Trip Hawkins left EA to form what EA-spinoff console manufacturer?
|The 3DO Company
|What is another name for the term “interactive fiction” (hint: not “IF”)?
|What are the two most important games from the Early Era of interactive fiction (1975-1979)?
|Adventure and Zork
|What are the two most important companies of the Commercial Era of interactive fiction (1979 -1993)?
|Adventure International, Infocom
|What employee of Bolt, Beranek and Newman on the ARPANET team created Adventure for his kids?
|What PhD student at Stanford University found Adventure and decided to greatly expand it and, as a result, raised the game from relative obscurity to become a phenomenon on mainframe computers all over the world?
|What was the most important innovation of Zork?
|Full sentence english parser
|What is the first game by Adventure International (which many people consider the first game company) that was developed for the TRS-80 Model I personal computer
|What are the two main components of a Z-Machine for running Infocom games?
|Game file (Z Code) and Z Code Interpreter
|What is at least one advantage of the Z-Machine architecture?
|Faster Development or Small Game size or Platform Independence.
|Name at least two Infocom games
|Zork (0, 1, 2, 3), Deadline, Planetfall, Infidel, Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Wishbringer, A Mind Forever Voyaging
|What was the first graphical adventure game released in 1980 by On-Line Systems?
|What graphic adventure released in 1984 by Sierra On-Line set new standards for graphics and animations and ultimately led to the end of the Commercial Era for interactive fiction?
|Infocom was purchased in 1989 by what company after the failure of their database product, Cornerstone?
|What are the two main development systems of modern interactive fiction (no version number)?
|TADS and Inforum
|What game bundle released in 1992 rekindled interest in interactive fiction and kick started the Modern Era of interactive fiction?
|The Lost Treasures of Infocom
|Roy Trubshaw created what online game after playing a variant of Zork in 1978 that he passed development of to Richard Bartle in 1980?
|In 1978, Alan E. Kleitz wrote a game called Milieu for a mainframe that he later ported to an IBM XT and renamed to what?
|Scepter of Goth
|In 1985, Neil Newell started developing what game inspired by MUD1 that became a commercial game on the British Telecom’s Prestel and Micronet networks?
|Name at least two of the four main MUD families
|AberMUD, TinyMUD, LPmud, DikuMUD
|In 1981, Kelton Flinn and John Taylor founded Kesmai to publish what six-player game?
|Dungeons of Kesmai
|In 1999, Kesmai was purchased by what game company before being shut down in 2001?
|What game published in 1989 by Simutronics is the longest-running commercial MUD in the world?
|What does MUD stand for?
|In 2010, Simutronics sold to Idea Fabrik what MMO game engine that had been developed for their own canceled Hero’s Journey MMO?
|What test of gamer psychology based on a 1996 paper identifies what mix of four personality types that a player is: Achievers, Explorers, Socializers, or Killers?
|What graphical adventure game developed in 1980 by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman with procedurally generated ASCII dungeons went on to inspire a variety of clones and derivative games?
|Silicon & Synapse was renamed after their sale to Davidson & Associates to what name?
|John Smedley championed the creation of what hugely popular online game that began development in 1996 and released in 1999?
|Richard Garriott created what online roleplaying game that released in 1997?
|What game released in 2004 took EverQuest’s place as the most popular online game with over 12 million players by creating an easier, more accessible game?
|World of Warcraft
|In his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell popularized a structure of mythic storytelling known as what?
|David Siegel popularized what story structure that has been used in every blockbuster movie of the last 25 years except Forrest Gump?
|9 Act Structure
|List four of the acts in the story structure that David Siegel popularized
|Someone Toils Late into the Night. Start with an image. Something bad happens. Meet the hero Commitment. Go for the wrong goal. The reversal. Go for the new goal (it doesn't go as planned). Wrap it up.
|What are the two most notable series in the Early RPG era of computer RPGs?
|Ultima and Wizardry
|What early RPG introduced the party system and 3D wireframe graphics?
|Name at least one D&D Gold Box game published by SSI.
|Secret of the Silver Blades, Pool of Radiance, Champions of Krynn, Pools of Darkness, Neverwinter Nights
|What notable computer RPG published in 1983 published by Origin went on to spark the Japanese RPG market?
|What game by Henk Rogers of Bullet-Proof Software published in 1983 introduced the concept of computer RPGs to the Japanese game market?
|The Black Onyx
|What game by Yuji Horii of Enix led Japan’s reinvention of the RPG in 1986 and spawned 8 sequels?
|What game by Hironobu Sakaguchi of Square in 1987 was thematically darker than Enix’s game, but went on to spawn 13 sequels and numerous spin-offs?
|What game published in 1986 did Shigeru Miyamoto create with Takashi Tezuka that showcased a world of caves, waterfalls, forests, and artifacts?
|The Legend of Zelda
|The first version of what flying game was released in 1980 by SubLogic and designed by Bruce Artwick and Stu Moment?
|What popular flight combat game that developed a strong modder community was released by Dynamix in 1997 for the PC?
|Red Baron II
|What classic educational game developed in 1971 by three student teachers for the HP2100 minicomputer tells the story of Wild West pioneers and has since been ported to many different systems with over 65 million units sold?
|The Oregon Trail
|What management game by Dan(ielle) Bunten, considered by many to be one of the all-time best designed games, features a real-time auction mechanic and both competition and cooperation?
|What tycoon game released in 1999 was a spiritual successor to Theme Park by Peter Molyneux?
|What 1978 arcade sports game by Atari featured a trackball but had its release overshadowed by the release of Space Invaders?
|What Electronic Arts title was so often postponed that it was referred to as Trip’s Folly before it finally released in 1989 and went on to create a franchise that would earn over $3 billion?
|John Madden Football
|What over-the-top snowboarding game released in 2001 by EA was one of the killer apps for that Christmas season that catapulted the PlayStation 2 into the dominant console of the 6th generation?
|What landmark laserdisc arcade game by Don Bluth published by Cinematronics in 1983 introduced the concept of interactive movies to the US market?
|What company drove the development of interactive movies in the mid-to-late 1980s after their first release, Defender of the Crown, showcased the graphical power of the new Commodore Amiga?
|What landmark 1989 Apple II game by Jordan Mechner drew on film techniques by borrowing storytelling techniques from silent movies and by rotascoping frames of animation from film of his brother running and climbing around a New York City parking lot?
|Prince of Persia
|What 1990 game by Chris Roberts of Origin Systems marked the restoration of the PC as a gaming powerhouse that required many people to upgrade their computers in order to play?
|In what 1993 game by Cyan that drove the adoption of CD-ROM drives in PCs, do you play as The Stranger?
|Graeme Devine and Rob Landeros founded Trilobyte to create what cutting edge scary CD-ROM game that featured live video, released in 1993?
|The 7th Guest
|What was the first arcade driving game released by Atari in 1974?
|Gran trak 10
|What 1976 arcade driving game introduced the (mostly) first-person driving perspective to the US and was based on the driving simulator Nürburgring/1 released earlier that year in Germany?
|What 1997 racing game for PlayStation was considered the premiere simulation game among Fifth Generation consoles?
|What 1993 coin-op racing game is one of the highest grossing arcade games of all time and can still be found in arcades today?
|What Will Wright game released for the Macintosh in 1989 opened the flood gates for a new type of game that rejected stories and goals for open-ended play?
|What Peter Molyneux game originated the term “god game” and allowed you to raise and lower land masses and to perform acts of god (floods, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc.)?
|What 2000 Will Wright game that allowed you to manage the lives of little computer people was a mega-blockbuster?
|What Will Wright game released in 2008 allowed you to simulate evolution from microbe to galactic empire?
|What seminal space trading game released in 1984 for the BBC Micro is considered to be the first sandbox game?
|What game based on Id Software’s first 3D texture-mapped game, Catacomb 3-D, became the bestselling shareware hit yet released and formed the basis for the first licensed engine in the game industry in 1993?
|What 1996 music-based PlayStation game created by Masaya M was a significant seller kickstarted the music-based and beat matching genre of arcade games in Japan and ultimately lead to the creation of games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band?
|Parappa the Rapper
|What landmark 1982 racing game was Namco’s answer to Sega’s game, Turbo?