Bir Strateji Oyunu Olarak Football Manager ve Oyuncu Deneyimi
Bilben, Mehmet Orhun
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From the past to the present, the game concept defined as a phenomenon older than culture, shows up as a free-time activity which gives meaning to people's life. As a result of the game has an adaptive mechanism, it has been evolved from the existence of the humanity until present and it has it's own place near the humanity in many different forms. With the recent technological developments, digital games have entered our lives and brought diversity to the genres and platforms of the games. With these developments, not only the genres and platforms of the games, but also the way they play and the player experiences have changed. In this thesis, the result of enterence of digital games into our lives differentiating the gamers' experiences is analyzed through the game called "Football Manager". In this regard, firstly the gamer group of Football Manager and their motivation to play games will be defined. After that, the inferences obtained through participant observation and in-depth interviews with Football Manager players will be evaluated within the framework of concepts such as simulation, cybertext, interaction, digital habitus and virtual career, which differentiate the experience of digital gaming from the traditional gaming experience.