When a developer shapes a game into a particular genre, it's signing a contract of expectations with the player. But how do we react when the game breaks that contract?
Join legendary designer (and total Disney nerd) Warren Spector on a tour of the rides and attractions that inspired the twisted - yet still familiar - landscape of Epic Mickey.
The Escapist breaks games down to their basics and devises a genre classification system that covers all (ok, almost all) of the bases.
The ultimate Renaissance man, Mario has been instrumental in defining not just one, but three separate gaming genres.