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Gameplay is the specific way in which players interact with a game, [1] [2] and in particular with video games. [3] [4] Gameplay is the pattern defined through the game rules, [2] [5] connection between player and the game, [6] challenges [7] and overcoming them, [8] plot [9] and player's connection with it. [6] Video game gameplay is distinct from graphics [9] [10] and audio elements. [9]


Gameplay of an early versions of the puzzle video game Edge

Arising alongside video game development in the 1980s, the term gameplay was used solely within the context of video games, though now its popularity has begun to see use in the description of other, more traditional, game forms. Generally, gameplay is considered to be the overall experience of playing a video game excluding factors like graphics and sound. Game mechanics, on the other hand, is the sets of rules in a game that are intended to produce an enjoyable gaming experience. Academic discussions tend to favor terms like game mechanics specifically to avoid gameplay since the latter term is too vague. [11]

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