GTS WK3 Analysis: Games Expand Transmedia

Console game:

 It’s a system used for multimedia purposes such as video games, movies and entertainment. It’s usually displayed on a TV and is controlled by a hand held device that consists of directional controls.

 An example of a console game that is part of a transmedia franchise is Spiderman, which was out in 2004 on the Xbox/PS2/GameCube/PC. It was the game adaptation of the first Spiderman movie, which was more or less realistic looking and highly enjoyable.


Mobile App Games:

 These are video games, which can be played on smartphones and tablets. They are usually downloaded from an app store via the mobile operator’s network.

An example of a mobile app game that is part of a transmedia franchise is “The Simpsons – Tapped Out” game. This game is quite entertaining and allows the user to play from multiple characters perspective and shows off the town off Springfield.


Browser Game:

This is a game that can be played over the Internet on a web browser. These games can be played through the means of browser plug-ins or standard web technologies. They include most video game genres and can played by one or more players. 

An example of a browser game is “Naruto Arena”, which is based on Naruto Franchise. This is a turn-based game based on the Naruto Series. It is a very exciting game, which has moves like stuns, blocks and, special moves.


Collectable Card Games:

 These are specially designed sets of playing cards, which are so genuine that they have copyrights and patent holdings of game companies. The game is also considered as a trading card game or customizable card game. There is a lot of strategic gameplay involved.

 An example of a collectable or a trading card game is the Star Wars: Customizable Card Game, which was created by Decipher Inc. This game allows players to align themselves with either the dark or the light side of the Force.


Board Games:


It is a game that involves the movement of counters or pieces placed on a pre-marked surface or “board”. These games are based on pure strategy, chance, or a mixture or two, and have a final goal.

An example of a board game is the Dungeons and Dragons board game. In 1974 Tactical Studies Rules, a small company that produced war games produced this, based on their chainmail game of war game rules. It is consider one of the longest lasting and most popular of the role-playing game genre.


Role-Playing Game:


It is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. They take responsibility for acting out these roles within narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making character development.

 An example of a role-playing game is World of Warcraft, which is a popular RPG whose popularity continues to grow by the day with the addition of expansion packs and its played by millions of people all over the world.


Live action role-playing game:


It is a kind of role-playing fame where the participants physically act out their characters actions. The participants play to pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world.

 An example of a live action role-playing game is “Alliance”, which is a LARP dedicated to recreating the days of legend. It is considered a fantasy medieval game.




This is short for “costume play”, which is a hobby in which participants wear costumes and other accessories to represent a specific character.

 An example of Cosplay is the league of legends Cosplay that is popular among this costume role-playing genre.




This is also known as fan convention and is an event in which fans of a particular film, TV series, comic book, etc. gather to participate and hold programs and other events. Fans on a non-profit basis traditionally organize them.

 An example of this would be the San Diego Comic-Con International.


As for the launch of my transmedia short story that is due this weekend, I have begun creating the elements required for my entire threading. I am working towards finishing my timeline soon so I can get to the post-production part.






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