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Narek Aghekyan's Blog

  • Have been a programmer since 2007. In 2013 started to work as a game programmer and fell in love with games and game development. Since then have been working as a professional game developer.
  • Recent years have shifted my focus more on game design aspect.
  • Founder and CEO of Noor Games - game development company based in Armenia since 2015.
  • Theoretical Physicist, PhD (study of physical properties of semiconductor quantum nanostructures)

Member Blogs

How to make high replay value games? What is a PDG? How to design PDG in a game? Human perception of PDG system. Examples of PDGs in established game genres.

This article discusses an approach to make more interesting and pleasurable hyper-casual games. The aim is to achieve both higher retention rates and lower CPI numbers for hyper-casual games.

This article discusses when and how game design has become a profession as well as when it has formed enough to be considered as a separate discipline. Also it suggests 7 books that every game designer needs to read.

Narek Aghekyan's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 12/17/2019 - 01:36]

Thanks for reading and commenting, ...

Thanks for reading and commenting, Ignat :

Comment In: [Blog - 01/06/2015 - 01:35]

Again, thank you for sharing ...

Again, thank you for sharing that findings. Related to point 10 - I Have a Best Friend at Work, as much as I understand Gallup collected data from 10 million employee and manager interviews. On the contrary the represented data is based on 300 companies survey. Shouldn 't 10M survey ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/16/2014 - 03:05]

I have come here from ...

I have come here from reading Advanced Game Design: A Systems Approach r nby Michael Sellers. Thank you very much for this investigation and for the blogposts. r n r nI am not a statistician, but I find something strange that there is no correlation about production processes. Here is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/12/2019 - 11:33]

One kind man has translated ...

One kind man has translated my article into Russian and posted it on so if you are more fluent in Russian read this one: