It’s not so long time ago when Supercell announced three new “Clash” games (namely Clash Quest, Clash Mini, and Clash Heroes). For me personally, this announcement was interesting more because of a number of new titles than the games themselves.
So when they back in august 2021 introduced another new title, everybody in the industry was surprised.… Read the rest
I consider myself a big fan of Game Jams. I attended many of them during the last few years and tried different roles – from the solo developer, to work in a pair or just as a member of a bigger team.… Read the rest
FarmVille3 – Animals is the newest member of Zynga’s family of games with farming theme. The whole series started back in 2009 as regular web browser game. This was not only the beginning of this popular game series, but also a significant moment for the whole social and casual game industry.… Read the rest
Managing resources is an activity which occurs in most free to play games. If it is upgrading heroes/buildings, fulfilling quests or just exchanging them for lives. They are also a part of the game’s economy. And economy is what drives player’s progression towards their short and long term goals.… Read the rest
Book “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” by Nir Eyal is well known between people in the industry. It’s not surprising. Retention is always one of the most important KPI, especially in mobile free to play business. Hooked framework is describing the loop, which your players have to experience on their journey with your game.… Read the rest
When you tried to search for tools created specifically for Game Designers, you probably came across Machinations – tool and visual language, designed to simulate game systems and mechanics through a set of standardized elements (nodes), which communicate through connections. This was my case a few years ago, when I was starting to work as a game designer for living.… Read the rest
A few weeks ago this game was discussed between my colleagues at work. First I was surprised that I missed release of this game, and the second surprise came, when I find out that Disney Magic Kingdom by Gameloft is 5 years old (released in 2016).… Read the rest