The games industry is huge and growing, bringing billions of dollars a year into the world. Many companies are dedicated to making games, often employing millions of people. A game is generally a structured, controlled form of entertainment, sometimes undertaken for fun or entertainment, and at other times used as an educational tool. Games are very different from work, which are often carried out under stressful conditions, and from fine art, which tend to be more a form of philosophical or aesthetic elements. The games industry also provides jobs for thousands of people of different ages, with young children frequently playing educational games on computer screens.
While some forms of entertainment such as literature, cinema and music have a lasting effect on society, games give people an outlet through which they can explore their imaginations and make connections with people from all over the world. Some forms of games give the player a chance to work alongside a character that they come to identify with, building a bond of friendship along the way. Strategy games to give the player a chance to undertake an interactive quest in order to reach the end goal. Action games give the player a chance to undertake an interactive mission while following a story line developed by the game’s developers.
Computer games in the action-adventure game genre include the Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Secret of Solstise, Tomb Raider, and The Wizardry Game. These titles take place within a detailed and highly-detailed world, full of interesting background scenery and plenty of puzzles to solve. They are set in various fictional environments, but each game in this genre tends to take place within a recognisably modern time frame. Most of the main characters in these games are female, and deal with a variety of challenging situations and problems, including solving murders, protecting the environment, dealing with supernatural beings, exploring mysterious caves and other sites, and collecting items and artifacts. The majority of Zelda games involve Link, a young Hylian boy who lives in the world of Hyrule (the home of the Zelda character Link) and is on a quest to find the legendary Zelda (a white horse).