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November 13, 2018

The UI in What Remains of Edith Finch is very impressive. Its special feature is that the text and environment are integrated together smoothly. There are two main functions of words UI in this game: one is to reflect Edith's inner monologue, the other is to guide the...

October 12, 2018

Either the 911 operator or the plague Inc, they do not let the player manipulate the more specific objects, but make the gameplay with a more abstract way. One advantage of abstracting is that players can use their imagination to repair things that are not shown in the...

June 12, 2018

1. Game become popular, because they meets people's various desires or emotional needs. People who lack social activities tend to play MMO. Guys who want relief play leisure game. Players who like killing  and shooting will enjoy shooting and slashing in games....

May 14, 2018

Here are several examples in which designers are good at giving purchase hints.

1. Supercell: discounted in limited time
In Supercell's successful Mobile Games "Hay Day", using this method, players can find a flash box on the right part of screen, when open it, UI popu...

May 12, 2018

For free games, there are two ways for players to satisfy their needs: spending time or spending money. In-game purchase is an important means for players to meet their needs, and it is also the main source of game revenues. For many designers, how to let players to pa...

April 10, 2018

Good AI can add depth, challenge, humor and agency and there are some example of good AI such as thief, where AI actors respond in a realistic way to light and sound. Bad AI will probably ruin flow and immersion. There are not necessarily wrong but they break the core...

March 15, 2018

The more engaged players are the more likely they spend money. When players really enjoy the game, they want to find some ways to experience more fun and it is a good chance for you to provide them choices of in-game purchases. When making a free-to-play game, it is im...

August 25, 2017

When it comes to the economic mode, the two most mainstream economic models are the closed economic mode and the open economy model. A closed economic model means an economic model without any transaction between players and players and it has no transaction and curren...

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