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University project about video game: in need your help !

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Hello !

I want to carry out a survey about adventure point and click video games for a university project on video games. Within this study, I would like to describe the history of that kind of video games, show its mechanics, but also create a sociological profile of its gamers. That is why I created this questionnaire.

Firstly, what is an adventure point and click video game? It is a type of video game created in the 80’s, based on a very easy gameplay (we just have to click on several element on the screen), and the goal of that genre of video game is to finish a story, by resolving some puzzles or enigmas. We can refers to several examples, as Maniac Mansion (Lucasfilm games, 1987), Myst (Cyan, 1994) or the Saga of the Secret of Monkey Island (Lucasart, 1990).

This questionnaire is for all, not just the fan of adventure point and click games. In fact, to creat a sociological profile of the adventure gamer, I need a referencial: the other gamers. So, everybody can participate. The questioner is quite short, it will take you just few minutes to complete it, and I really need your answers to finish my university project.

All the data are anonymous, and will be used just for my survey. Also, if you have questions, you can join me at the address: pncstudy@gmail.com

Thank you to help my in this project,
Mehdi Bennis, Erasmus university student in the Charles University of Prague.

PS: If you find this questioner or other forums, don’t answer it twice, it would distort my data. Thanks!
PPS: PNC = Adventure point and click video game; Autre = Other (in French).

This is the link of the questionnaire: HERE

I'll come back on this forum to follow your questions and everything, so do not hesitate to ask me what you want =]

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    @WarpSpeed said:
    I would also consider "Detective" and "Mystery" to be basically the same thing.



    "Mystery" incorporates Horror and Fantasy elements. They could be easily be part of and toyed with in the "Detective" story, AND this is most often the case in modern adventure games.

    You could probably still name clear cut cases where an adventure detective story doesn't have any mystery elements - yet probably not many mystery stories without the strong detective vibe. In both genres, we've cases to be solved, and it would be one hell of a disappointing adventure if the player did not help with the solving. :)

  • A lot of them are hard to remember and I din't see Fantasy as an option for Books

    Also it is hard to define Sam and Max and Just randomly finding something on the Xbox marketplace Which would have been some of my answers

  • @Vainamoinen said: "Mystery" incorporates Horror and Fantasy elements. They could be easily be part of and toyed with in the "Detective" story, AND this is most often the case in modern adventure games.

    You could probably still name clear cut cases where an adventure detective story doesn't have any mystery elements - yet probably not many mystery stories without the strong detective vibe. In both genres, we've cases to be solved, and it would be one hell of a disappointing adventure if the player did not help with the solving. :)



    hmm... I understand what you say. The thing is I already have around 50 answers, so I can't change the questionnaire now (otherwise, I will be methodologically impossible for me to compare the answers).
    In fact, It is not the most important question for me, I'm interested in all kinds of adventure games, I wanted just a general few of gamers' preferences. I just put this question of fear of not being exhaustive =]

  • Up !
    Otherwise, someone knows other famous forums about adventure games ? Actually I've got 70/80 answers, and I need something like 200. So, it would be helpfull :)

  • @Mehdi PNC said: Otherwise, someone knows other famous forums about adventure games ?



    The Lucas Forums and the Adventure Gamers forums come to mind. There's also the Double Fine Action Forums, which are pretty crowded after the Kickstarter success. There's a lot of overlap in users between these forums though.

  • Done ... and done.
    That's a lot of typos though. I hope you're writing your essay in your native language or at least user a spellchecker in the end :)

  • Done. Must have missed the forum that day.

  • @JordyLicht said: Done ... and done.
    That's a lot of typos though. I hope you're writing your essay in your native language or at least user a spellchecker in the end :)



    Yes... sorry for the mistakes. Firstly I not good at all in grammar, and secondly it is not my main language. I checked the spelling in Microsoft Word, but obviously it is not enough.
    I think I'll write that essai firstly in French, and after that I'll translate it in English (or, let say something close to the "proper english" xD)

    @flesk: Thanks for the links ! =]

  • Thanks for the new answers ! The others, follow the example, and Let's do your part ! =]

  • I come back after 3 weeks ! Sorry for that, I had a job in a highschool and it took me a lot of times.
    Thanks for the new answers ! This survey is almost finish, i have already 132 answers, and I need minimum 150 to finish (in fact, I wanted 200... but it takes to many time, and I want to focus on another part of this study).

    So, thank you.

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