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That [[game world|game-world]] entity whose actions are directed by the person sitting at the keyboard (or otherwise [[player|playing]] the game). Player-character identity is established by the context given by the [[designer]], but also influenced by the motives, emotions, and actions of the player. Games can have more than one player-character (that is, the [[player]] may control several different characters at different points in the game). Some games do not have a player-character at all, although this is less common. (See: [[character]], [[NPC]].)
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That [[game world|game-world]] entity whose actions are directed by the person sitting at the keyboard (or otherwise [[player|playing]] the game). Player-character identity is established by the context given by the [[designer]], but also influenced by the motives, emotions, and actions of the player. Games can have more than one player-character (that is, the [[player]] may control several different characters at different points in the game). Some games do not have a player-character at all, although this is less common. (See: [[character]], [[NPC]].) Sometimes the term "ego" is used for the player-character.
  
 
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See also [[first-person game]], [[second-person game]], and [[third-person game]]. 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:03, 18 March 2005

That game-world entity whose actions are directed by the person sitting at the keyboard (or otherwise playing the game). Player-character identity is established by the context given by the designer, but also influenced by the motives, emotions, and actions of the player. Games can have more than one player-character (that is, the player may control several different characters at different points in the game). Some games do not have a player-character at all, although this is less common. (See: character, NPC.) Sometimes the term "ego" is used for the player-character.

Original entry by... -- OKB

See also first-person game, second-person game, and third-person game.