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Re: Proposal: schema.org/MobileVideoGame

From: Jerome Mourits <jmourits@google.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:20:26 -0800
Message-ID: <CADkqcM=r4MVJpxM_s1pA76qbPaPvS3LxjLzpvPR5O05fDpf9jg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>
Cc: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@gmail.com>, Public Vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
What about games that are available both for console / pc as well as mobile?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hearthstone:_Heroes_of_Warcraft

This game was initially released for Windows, OS X and the later was
released for iOs and Android.

Would we consider the game to be a MobileApplication?


On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 12:20 PM, Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>
wrote:

> 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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