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Discussion on Different Types of Game User Interface

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DOI: 10.25236/icmit.2017.58


Yunsong Hu

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Yunsong Hu


With the development of computer industry, the user interface has become the international research direction. It is believed that there are some important factors in the user interface design, such as window, icon, pointing device, and menu, will influence the games. The sum of these factors is called WIMP. At the same time, some other game elements will also make impacts to the gaming experience, including player situation, navigation system, item bar, etc. This paper will introduce some different types of games, including First-person shooting game, Role-playing game, and Real-time strategy game. The following parts will analyze the reasons why there are some differences in user interface among these types of games.


Game user interface, WIMP, comparisons.