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If you couldnt use ACTION as a genre, what genre would you give Paperboy the game?

It's one of those one-off early-game concepts (people tried all kinds of things to see what clicked). It takes two or more games to define a genre, though shooter makes sense in an abstract sense.

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I've seen Atari coin ops like:




Missile Command


Described as "Games Of Marksmanship" as the writer felt they lacked the personality of titles like Pac Man.


Atari Corp's Don Thomas has said he designed and coded a newspaper delivery game, whilst at his then employers,The Dallas Times Herald.


So maybe there is no specific genre?.

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I ended up going with


Primary genre : Shooter

Sub Genre : Comedic Simulator


Im still not 100% on this but this format fits with the design of my book.

I still have time till I get it printed to change this so I am still open to suggestions.

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