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Designing Games for Children by Carla Fisher

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Chapter 21Multiplayer and Cooperative Games

Childhood is an inherently social experience. While video games are often portrayed as solo activities, games offer numerous opportunities for kids to play together with peers and caregivers, either cooperatively or competitively.

Figure 21.1 Image used under Creative Common Attribution License from Flickr member Tim Wilson.

Figure 21.1 Image used under Creative Common Attribution License from Flickr member Tim Wilson.

Any game that is played by two or more people, either simultaneously or asynchronously, can be considered multiplayer, whether it is cooperative or competitive in nature. For example, Super Mario Kart allows multiple people to simultaneously race vehicles against each other either ...

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