Games as Information Systems

  • Geraldo Xexéo UFRJ
  • Eduardo Mangeli UFRJ
  • Farmy Silva UFRJ
  • Leandro Ouriques UFRJ / Marinha do Brasil
  • Luis Felipe Coimbra Costa UFRJ
  • Rafael Studart Monclar UFRJ


In this work, we formally build the construct of games as information systems. Starting from models and definitions that describe them, we present models that show game elements: components, players, environment, and their relations; as information systems elements. This paper also presents the analysis of five games and their elements based on that premise. As a ratification of our rationale, we present tools and visions shared by both fields. The presented premise and rationale could be easily linked to video games but, moreover, they are valid to all forms of games like tabletop games or sports.
Palavras-chave: games, information systems, board game, video game, card game, game design


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XEXÉO, Geraldo; MANGELI, Eduardo; SILVA, Farmy; OURIQUES, Leandro; COSTA, Luis Felipe Coimbra; MONCLAR, Rafael Studart. Games as Information Systems. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÃO (SBSI), 17. , 2021, Uberlândia. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 .