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… game which is making truckloads of money. Who could have guessed that someone with a giant following of idiots could make a product designed around parting idiots with there money (F2P trash titles) and turn that into a cash cow. … And as more people join up (clan is at 27 members now), the social /team aspect increases as well, which as we all know is the secret sauce to turn a good game into something really great. The game , from a social aspect, also has a
But it's the real-time multi-sensory feedback and coaching in those games takes skill-building to a new level of awesomeness and immersion. Great feedback is the secret … Your goal is to learn to manipulate the simulation – and your progress is defined by what you can create , co- create and share with others – which reflects how deeply you learned the simulation. That social feedback meta-loop contributes to making Minecraft such a long-lasting and fulfilling hobby.
We notice that the game has begun to climb up the charts, quickly. What do you think is the secret to its success? One goal we had for this project was to try to elicit emotional investment from the players. A lot of the focus in social game design …
Distraction rules the Web, so about the best that social game makers can hope to achieve is the delivery of great amusement. Like pinball, the secret to social game design is thus to be quick and simple, obvious and unconcerned about …
Pinball and Social Games