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Drive Player Immersion With Game Character Psychology

November 18, 2014

Developers win when they use psychology to design characters. This increases engagement, brand loyalty and return game plays. Here are 6 ways developers can use game character psychology in their games. We all want to be happy and have a feeling of well-being, according to the Self Determination psychological theory (SDT). Cyber psychologist Berni Good […]

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5 Tips For Designing Great Game Characters

October 17, 2014

For developers, game characters are key to a game’s success. Players relate to well-designed characters which makes the game experience feel real. This results in engagement, game plays and revenue. Here is a list of 5 elements developers can consider when creating a character. What more do you suggest? Back Story Ida comes face to […]

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14 Games That Will Inspire You To Make Better Color Choices

September 16, 2014

Indie game developers answer only to themselves. They are free to use aesthetics like color to express themselves. Here is a list of 14 colorful games-in random order- that use the property in cool ways. Let us know in the comments below what other color inspirations you have! 1) A hero crosses tough terrain in […]

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Tips to Slash Game Loading Time by 87%…Without Giving Up On Quality

August 25, 2014

Everyone wins when games load fast. Developers get more money, conversion and audiences. Players have a dynamic, dynamite and fun game experience. There are lots of scary stats, like how a one second delay in a site’s loading time can induce a 7% downturn in conversions and an 11% drop in page views. When we […]

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How This Indie Developer Fixed his Game by Doing Nothing

August 1, 2014

Hunter Hamster’s HTML5 game Snail Bob gets around 1 million game plays a month. But, Andrey Kovalishin, a co-founder of Hunter Hamster doesn’t have time, staff or much interest to spend time thinking about that. He’s already hard at work on his new project: Snail Bob 2 for all mobile platforms, PC and Mac. “As […]

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How This Online Game Generated Double The Engagement of Facebook

July 10, 2014

Two independent developers created a game that’s achieving an average playing time of 32 minutes (the average Facebook session is only 15) by getting to the heart of what users really want. Andriy Vinchkovskiy and Alexey Testov –who work out of their homes in the Ukraine and Russia respectively –spent several months pouring their love and […]

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6 cute animal games you need to play (with your kid)

April 8, 2014

Games help parent-child bonding In a series of blogposts, I’m sharing recommendations for genres that may change the way you see gaming. We’re talking about why and how gaming enhances bonding with your kids, together with how to play further offline. Part 1 was all about getting creative in the kitchen, part 2 was all about crafts. […]

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Are HTML5 Games the Future?

April 2, 2014

Game developers aren’t having an easy time of it. Multiple devices, platforms, and audiences make it complicated getting a new game out there…getting played, let alone getting paid… Where are people looking for the answers? What tips do studios and publishers have for the indies? At Casual Connect Europe 2014 we had a chat with […]

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In-Game Advertising: the future of free-to-play revenue

March 18, 2014

Audience shift and revenue models in free-to-play These are two trends that are going to make a big difference for developers, advertisers, and publishers this year. I introduced these topics in my last blog piece; now I have the chance to go into a bit more detail. Let’s go through each of these and see […]

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What happened when Lego went after gamers?

March 10, 2014

As a kid of I loved Legos. While I could never master the jet engines and Star Wars universes (yes, I’m that old!) that my next door neighbor created with his Legos, I was always quite content to spend hours a week creating my own little Lego towns. I love that Legos are still popular […]

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