Friday, 4 September 2009

I'm a survivor-seeker

You like pulse-pounding risks and escaping from hideous and scary threats as well as finding strange and wonderful things or finding familiar things.

Dan Cook mentioned this in the comments, but it's interesting enough to repeat here. Check out the BrainHex survey to see what gamer type you are. I'll run a poll for this so you can come back here with the results.

(I'm not so sure about the brain chemistry/birth stone readings in some of the results however).

12 comments:

Jonathan Stickles Fox said...

I'm a "Daredevil-Socializer", but the highest scores weren't as notable as the -9 I got for Achiever.

I accidentally posted this on the next post instead of here, so I went ahead and deleted it.

Diego / Kimari / IndigoStatic said...

I'm a Mastermind-Daredevil. Which doesn't surprise me in the slightest =)

Joshua Day said...

As so often happens, these questions are orthogonal to what they're trying to measure.

Do I like solving puzzles? No -- because I feel like I'm being led by the hand by the developer even then. That's why I like procedural content.

Do I like hanging from high ledges? No -- because in a game that's always safe and slow.

Do I like to come up with a strategy that I'm sure will work? No -- I like to come up with a strategy that's my only hope in a desperate struggle, and I hope I'll die in spite of it. Makes it mean something when it works.

I found it impossible to say I dislike much of what they list -- except completionism -- but I'd love to express my utter indifference.

I, like Jonathan, posted to the next post initially.

VRBones said...

Looks like I'm a Mastermind-Conqueror. That sounds about right.

Justin said...

Conqueror-Achiever here.

Not much of a surprise. My favorite games involve some form of building something to beat others with.

Justin said...

Conqueror-Achiever here.

Not much of a surprise. My favorite games involve some form of building something to beat others with.

Elephant Jack said...

Woohoo,

Survivor-Socialist - as a roleplaying gamer this ins't that much of a suprise.

Nice test, nonetheless.

benhem said...

Mastermind: 20
Seeker: 14
Conqueror: 14
Others: <8

Interesting to see that the most popular results so far are Mastermind, Seeker, and Conqueror, in that order. I guess I fit right into the Roguelike development demographic.

Zack said...

Myers-Briggs - INTP
BrainHex - Mastermind - Seeker

Mastermind: 19
Seeker: 14
Survivor: 12
Conqueror: 11
Achiever: 10
Socialiser: 5
Daredevil: 2

SZDev - Slash said...

I am a Seeker-Socializer

Socialiser: 17
Seeker: 17
Conqueror: 13
Achiever: 12
Mastermind: 6
Daredevil: 5
Survivor: 4

Hm... I have an idea...

Aron Murray said...

Your BrainHex Class is Mastermind.

Your BrainHex Class Your BrainHex Sub-Class is Mastermind-Socialiser.

Nick said...

Conqueror-Achiever, but I answered fairly randomly.

For anyone who has done this sort of test before (Myers-Briggs, etc), I would strongly recommend the Lipson-Shiu Corporate Type Test.