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Re: Proposal: schema.org/MobileVideoGame

From: Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:20:00 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOr1obGV12A31qT28=BA38N+nnofo6YdZG5jtjwhqRm2OC4UOw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>
Cc: Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Out of curiosity, what limitations do you see in having to use multiple
types?

- Vicki

Vicki Tardif Holland | Ontologist | vtardif@google.com


On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM, Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com> wrote:

> schema.org v1.92 introduced the new type VideoGame, a more specific type
> of both (the also-introduced) Game, and of SoftwareApplication.
>
> VideoGame is a great addition, but as mobile video games stand poised to
> overtake console-based games in popularity [1], there is no way
> differentiate between a traditional video game and this important variant.
>
> Freebase [2], Wikipedia [3] and Wikidata [4] all have entries for "mobile
> game", and the Google distinguishes between "Video game" [5] and "Mobile
> game" [6] in Knowledge Graph results generated on the basis of a video game
> title search.
>
> Perhaps most tellingly, schema.org itself gives a nod to the importance
> of mobile video games by providing a a markup example on the
> schema.org/VideoGame page.  And in my opinion the way in which this
> example is necessarily formulated demonstrates the utility of a
> MobileVideoGame type:
>
> <script type="application/ld+json">
> {
>   "@context": "http://schema.org",
>   "@type": ["VideoGame","MobileApplication"],
>   "gamePlatform":"iOS",
>   [...]
> }</script>
>
> Only by means of this multi-type entity declaration is a data consumer
> able to determine that a given video game is a mobile video game, and then
> only by inference - for those data consumers that are able to correctly
> process multi-type entities properly.
>
> In light of all of this, I propose MobileVideoGame, a more specific type
> of both VideoGame and MobileApplication.  No additional properties would be
> required to support this new type.
>
> Aaron Bradley
> Electronic Arts
>
> [1] http://fortune.com/2015/01/15/mobile-console-game-revenues-2015/
> [2] http://www.freebase.com/m/04951x
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_game
> [4] http://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1121542
> [5] https://www.google.com/search?q=battlefield%204&pws=0&hl=en&num=10
> [6]
> https://www.google.com/search?q=simpsons%20tapped%20out&pws=0&hl=en&num=10
> [7]
> https://developers.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/?url=http://jsbin.com/niqile
>
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