Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The Secret Ingredient for a Successful Game (part 1)
Most game designers are searching for the holy grail—that special something that keeps people coming back to play their game, again and again. There isn't a perfect answer, but given the continued success of certain game companies, such as Blizzard Entertainment, it's easy to wonder if maybe they have discovered that secret ingredient. The recent success of Blizzard's “Overwatch” game is one of many successes in a long line of games with high ratings--World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo--you've probably heard of these giants in the game industry. Blizzard's track record is stellar; few, if any, game companies can boast such an impressive track record. Just what is the secret behind Blizzard's magic touch?