Геймплей: перевод, определение и анализ структуры

Translated title of the contribution: A gameplay: Translation, definition and analyses of structure

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This article proposes the detailed research of difficulties with the term «gameplay» which plays an important role in game studies. This term is not easy to translate because of several reasons and it makes difficult to define it. Our research of this reasons allow us to criticize some of the previous translations and definitions. Translation of the gameplay as a gaming process or playability cannot used as valid approach, instead of them we claim interpretation of gameplay as an organization of game’s components. After this we suggest a new one, based on videogame`s main element (rules and confines). Consideration of the gameplay’s and game`s elements lead us to conclusion about two processes forming gameplay: one of them aimed on playability of this videogame, another – on the interesting of the fictional world of the game or its element. In conclusion we present several examples of usage of these concepts to understand some aspects of reception and design of videogames.

Translated title of the contributionA gameplay: Translation, definition and analyses of structure
Original languageRussian
Article number23
Pages (from-to)427-440
Number of pages14
JournalKritika i Semiotika
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020



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