Michail Katkoff's Blog
I've been a gamer since I first lay my hands on a Commadore 64 in pre-school. My career in games started 20 years later in 2010 when I joined Digital Chocolate's Helsinki studio as a product manager for Facebook games. Since then I've had the privilege to work with some of the smartest and talented people on some of the biggest franchises in the gaming industry first at Rovio then at Supercell and Zynga.
Netmarble launched their Clash Royale inspired Star Wars game just under a month ago. On paper, this game sounded like a sure shot but since launch, the game has all but disappeared from the top charts. This post answers to why the game failed.
Clash Royale is probably the best game ever released for touchscreen devices. It's fun, beautiful, fast, aggressive, full of emotions and yet you're just waiting for the day when you'll finally have the courage quit playing it.
Clash Royale, Supercell's latest title, delivers on what players want from mid-core games: more action and less base building. In addition the pleasing the player, Clash Royale reinvents the mid-core games with its synchronous PvP battles.
In 2016 we will see new type of mid-core games, rise of alternative growth channels, more games with high production values and more games with IPs as well as continued decline of King.
The foundation of a racing game is mastering the different racetracks with different cars that act as a variable of the driving experience. The biggest racing franchises on mobile aren't really racing games and that's why they will never win.
Dozens of League of Legends competitors have failed because they made the game even more complex. Blizzard sacrificed depth to make Heroes of the Storm more accessible, realizing that there is still plenty of depth left over.
Michail Katkoff's Comments
[Blog - 10/28/2013 - 12:42]
Thanks Rajveer. I 've done ...
Thanks Rajveer. I 've done multiple core loops before and tied them together with resources. For example you get specific resource from PvP that you need in city building part and in city building you get a resource that you need in adventure part etc. It does get complicated though ...
[Blog - 10/24/2013 - 05:11]
Kabam is a master in ...
Kabam is a master in timer mechanics. Building, research, training and battling have their own specific timers, so player initiates an action and has to return to start a new action.
[Blog - 10/11/2013 - 02:08]
Wow, awesome conversation around the ...
Wow, awesome conversation around the post - exactly what I wished for. r n r nThere 's a lot of F2P vs. Paid going on. These models aren 't competing because paid game is essentially different than a F2P game. Paid games have a beginning and an ending, following exactly ...
[Blog - 02/25/2013 - 08:48]
To get the monsters you ...
To get the monsters you collect from dungeons player has to finish the dungeon. In case player 's health drops to 0 they can pay 1 premium currency to get it back to full. And this is something that you have to do a lot during the game as you ...