So im procrastinating currently and figured I’d get an idea of why people on these forums play IF games.
If you’ve never heard about it “Bartle’s Taxonomy” is a way of categorizing players reasons for playing games. Originally it was designed around MMO’s but can also apply to single player games.
There are 4 types of players:
Achievers - These people want to manage everything, to complete the game, get all the achievements, get the highest score possible. In choice of games these are the people that want to get all the achievements, that want to save all the people + get the love interest + get all the power
Explorers - These people want to see everything, to find the hidden secrets of the game and get into all the areas. In choice of games these are the people that want to find the unusual endings, the rare bits of text that only a few people ever find that the designer has placed for those who hunt the deepest.
Socialisers - These people want to meet others, in MMOs they play to make friends, guilds and generally interact. Within single player games and Choice of Games these people like to get involved with the characters, to get the love interest they want and play the role imagined. They play the games for the social aspect and the interaction IF allows.
Killers - These people play to hold power over others, in MMOs they play to beat down others, hold all the resources, become a kingpin. In single player and Choice of Games these people like to torment thE NPCs, to mess with the world and become an all powerful being.
What do you like to do most in IF games?