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Empowering Mastery: the golden key to sustained engagement

Contrast that with online social gameworlds like MMOs, where there's no “game over” moment – the game continues as long as the player remains entertained and engaged. To keep their most dedicated players happy, MMOs evolved the concept … tool for keeping your most passionate customers engaged. In my next post, we'll dive deeper into Elder Game design , and learn 5 power-tips for designing an engaging, high-leverage role for your most dedicated players.

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Empowering Mastery: the golden key to sustained engagement

Multiple Methods of Microtransactions in Game Design | Xsolla Blog

The growth of free to play and monetization have altered how games are being designed and have created a debate between the old and new guard when it comes to designing your title. Monetization whether it's in a free to play or retail game comes with specific design … Social games like Farmville are built around monetization that restricts the player unless they spend money. The best cases of DLC and monetization and the ones gamers look favorably on is when

Reality is a Game | Support DeepCity 2030: A City Sim About Cats …

The game has a hyperbolic approach to climate change and it's up to the player to figure out what sort of city they want to create . Players can deal with … It's a social game with a fun environmental twist. The team includes

Learning Game Design Series, Part 3: Game Mechanics | e …

A game's mechanics are the rules and procedures that guide the player and the game response to the player's moves or actions. Through the mechanics you create , you define how the game is going to work for the people

Blood Brothers' secret to success: Events – Inside Social Games

In the free-to-play social game for iOS and Android, the player is put in the shoes of a warrior turned vampire on a journey for revenge. Players progress through the game by completing quests. Users are tasked with building a …

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KingsRoad review – Inside Social Games

Once the player has finished all of the available content on “normal” mode, a “heroic” difficulty level opens up that is specifically designed for cooperative play, though there is nothing stopping players from teaming up for the normal content. … Core gamers who are typically skeptical of free-to-play and social games want experiences that are comparable in quality to standalone, “pay once, play forever” games on PC and console — and more often than not, they simply …

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Amazing Ants (iOS) review – Inside Social Games

Amazing Ants is a puzzle game vaguely reminiscent of the classic title Lemmings from Grand Theft Auto creators DMA Design (now Rockstar North). In each level, the player must successfully navigate a number of ants from …

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Party Place (iOS) review – Inside Social Games

After the player has designed their character — who may be given a custom name, age and city of residence — they are then thrown into an initial tutorial to introduce them to the game's main mechanics, starting with partying …

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Pirate Maidens (iOS) review – Inside Social Games

Similarly, the game's “helper” character, who is constantly present as the player works through the game's “story” mode, is clad in little more than a tight-fitting wet T-shirt and a pair of string bikini bottoms. There is no sexually …

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Stardoll review – Inside Social Games

There is a huge amount of freedom for players to explore design possibilities, though actually purchasing their designs to wear on their own avatar costs the player hard currency Stardollars. These may either be purchased …

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