What’s in a Score?

In games, a score is an abstract measurement of success. Some games – like Pinball – are about accumulating as high a score as possible, other games – such as golf – are about scoring as little as possible. Above the Fold is a newspaper simulation game, but at its core it’s still a game about getting points.

As you build and manage your newspaper. The score is a measure of how good you are at doing that. While the points themselves have a limited effect in the game, the elements that generate the points are all major features. The points earned are more than just luck; they reflect the player’s skill as shown below. Continue reading “What’s in a Score?”