Lab 1.3: Role Identification and Role-Playing

Role Identification

Role Identification is where a game puts you into a well-defined position other than simply that of a player. This helps the player define what they are intended to do in a game (i.e. their role). It also helps the player immerse themselves in game play and become more engaged.

Role-playing is role identification taken a step further. When a game features role-playing, the decisions a player makes is affected by his or her role in the game. This can make a game quite engaging for the players.