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Add vocabulary to support (Video)Game description, refine description of "Game" #169

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danbri opened this issue Nov 18, 2014 · 3 comments
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danbri commented Nov 18, 2014

Original thread, http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2014May/0149.html
(Yuliya Tikhokhod, 15 May 2014)

As of Nov 18th, this work is almost complete. This issue tracks a final concern which is our definition of "Game". In the candidate release sdo-venkman public comments suggested that the type "Game" had overly-specific text (see http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2014Nov/0095.html and nearby).

That text dated from earlier designs which used a RolePlayingGame type instead of a general Game type. The old text was "A role-playing game is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.". We therefore need to update the text to indicate the wider usage of "Game".

Proposed new and broader text: "The Game type represents things which are games. These are typically rule-governed recreational activities, e.g. role-playing games in which players assume the role of characters in a fictional setting".

This issue also serves as a hub for ongoing improvement. We will not come up with a perfect definition of Game at the first attempt, or ever. Rather than get too philosophical (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game#Ludwig_Wittgenstein) we are beginning from a concrete use case and may expand and refine the definition over time.

@danbri danbri added the schema.org vocab General top level tag for issues on the vocabulary label Nov 18, 2014
@danbri danbri added this to the sdo-venkman release milestone Nov 18, 2014
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danbri commented Nov 18, 2014

(Note: I expect to close the issue once a first version is published, but we may open other more specific followup issues and link them here, e.g. exploring relationship between "games" and "sports" that are acknowledged but can't be examined fully at this time)

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