For the past two weeks, I’ve been playing Kim Kardashian Hollywood, which was based on Kim Kardashian’s experiences in show business. www.biography.com/people/kim-kardashian-450760 The objective in Kardashian is to get as many Kim Stars, energy, and money. There needs to be a combination of 2 or all to continue playing. You’re able to earn of the mentioned above by working, talking to the right people, and going to different places.
When I first began playing, I was really excited, and anxious to begin a new adventure, but as time progressed I found myself to be bored and non-engaged. At first, it was fun buying clothes, working, changing looks etc., and after a while you want more excitement! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kim-kardashian-hollywood/id860822992?mt=8
Now to address the question, whether this is a game or not… why? Or, Why not? At first, I would have said no, because I felt that the was too much repetition, and lacking in its entirety. For example, I didn’t feel like it was challenging enough… maybe, I was completely unable to relate to the game’s objective. The inability to relate to the game truly skewed my view of whether or not Kim Kardashian Hollywood net the requirements to be considered a game. Never the less, I changed my mind once I re-read “Classic Game” definition, which states: 1. Rules, 2. Variable, and quantifiable outcomes, 3. valorization of outcome, 4. layer effort, 5. Player is attached to outcome, and 6. Negotiable consequences.
First, the game did have rules. I had to do photo shoots, and being on celebrity news. Additionally, I had to speak to certain people to level up and get more money. Second, there were variables and quantifiable outcomes in Kim Kardashian Hollywood. For Example, I interacted with Kim K by letting her purchase clothes at the place I was working. Just by doing that I managed to level up. Third, I put some value on the outcomes I had in the game, but the value fluctuated over time. At the beginning I gave a greater value to the game and its outcome, but as time progressed the value that I gave the game and its outcome was less and less. Fourth, this game does require a certain amount of effort, yet I thought it was a minor amount. Yes, I never became a “D” Celebrity, because toward the end I stopped trying to become one. Fifth, as you may have noticed, the attachments to the outcomes and consequences decreased as I continued playing the game. Finally, Kim Kardashian Hollywood borders on negotiable consequences, because a person can decide to purchase more Kim Stars with real world money, but I did not purchase anything, so the game for me remained with negotiable consequences; therefore, this is a game!!!!!!!! Now that I have answered the question, no, no, Kim Kardashian Hollywood wasn’t very fun for me, yet despite that its considered a game.
Note: I think that the heavy reliance on everything from clothes being described and the prompts being read to me took away a lot of value from the game for me. Of course, this is a learning experience for me! I’m learning what games I like and dislike. I look forward to finding another game that I’ll enjoy, soon!!!