Innovation: Games that Superbly Expanded and Defied Gaming Tropes and Genres
The world of gaming is tremendously vast and exciting these days, with a title out there for just about any preference and budget.
While many think of the biggest-selling games of each year such as your licensed sports games and the latest FPS, there are so many developers out there who have put their own unique spin on the common and established tropes of big-hit titles. This isn’t to say that these games are knockoffs – such a view couldn’t be further from the truth – as they actually expand what it means to be a game of that genre.
So, let’s dig into some of the tremendous releases which have toyed with the themes, tropes, and genres already established across gaming.
Bringing monster hunting to the PC
Pokémon established its own genre of monster-catching, battling, adventures a long time ago. Now comes in Temtem with its own unique take on the Pokémon formula, most notably weighing in as a PC-first title. The game is currently in early access but is already stuffed with monsters (known as Temtem), islands to explore, hours of campaign gameplay, and lots of multiplayer features in its fully online world – another way it distinguishes itself from the godfather of this genre.
Inventing new games for a classic platform
Casino gaming has been around for centuries, online casino gaming for decades, but live casino gaming online is still very new, and yet the most impactful game in this genre is the novel wheel spinner Dream Catcher. Almost all other live casino games on the platform derive from much-loved casino games, such as Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker or Lightning Roulette, but Dream Catcher utilizes the live gaming format of real-time play and the suspense that comes from a wheel spin to create one of the most popular live casino games in the world.
Bringing sports gaming into the real world, kind of
Best described as the deranged creation of a mad mind
It’s easy to get comfortable with the established order and the line of big-name releases but now and then, some developers will put together a game that is so creative that it defies what we thought we knew about gaming genres and tropes.