Idn play is the biggest poker network you’ve never heard of. Ranked online behind GGPoker and 888poker, this Asian network attracts players from Indonesia and China with multiple skins tailored to the needs of each region. It also reaches out to Malaysia, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia and South Korea.
According to PokerScout, IDNPlay has an average peak hour player pool of around 6,000 connections. It’s a huge number for a non-mainstream network and it’s a testament to its popularity in Asia. However, this also means a lot of soft spots, especially at lower stakes.
The software used by IDNPlay is outdated and doesn’t feature any filters. However, the platform is designed to focus purely on gameplay. Its client is minimalistic and the tables can be arranged based on the amount of seated players. Players can even create private tables to invite only friends.
Considering the current shift in narrative praxis towards interactive digital narratives (IDN), it’s important to understand how novices use and interpret narrating tools and elements, like choice poetics and character, in their IDN designs. This secondary analysis of IDN designs and player reflections aims to identify and experimentally verify IDN design conventions, as well as contribute to the development of a pedagogy for teaching IDN. It also identifies potential challenges for future research in this field.