Namco (now Bandai Namco) and Sony were each at the top of the food chain. However, […]
December of 2014 marks the 20-year anniversary of Tekken’s original arcade release. Tekken games have sold over 41 million copies (Wikipedia), marking it as the all-time best-selling fighting game franchise.
In 1993 I wrote an important report to Namco Ltd. […]
The best arcade games engaged players in two minutes or less. In mobile games, early engagement must happen equally fast because of distractions, short attention spans and demand for instant gratification.
Mobile game designers can learn valuable lessons by studying classic video games from the Golden Age of Video Games. These games needed to engage players quickly […]
Is it just me, or do some App Store game descriptions just plain suck? They don’t tell me jack about the game. Just a bunch of marketing mumbo jumbo. Some are so bad they convince me not to download the game.
Nowadays, creating a great game is no guarantee of success. As of […]
In the summer of 1982 the Spot Tavern in Renton, WA was a popular watering hole. After a softball game it was a local’s place for beer, pizza, pool and yes, arcade video games. On the back wall was one of my favorite new games, Donkey Kong.
I loved […]
Zynga games excel in this respect. Their most successful games are built around a solid and repeatable core loop. Leaving nothing to chance, Zynga games hold the players hand step-by-step through the tutorial. They teach you how to play, and how […]
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