Friday, August 7, 2020
How Idle Heroes made $100M

How Idle Heroes made $100M

In June of 2016, little known Chinese publisher DroidHang Games (aka “DH Games”) launched  Idle Heroes, an auto-battle RPG with very heavy Asian metagame design influence. Although seemingly unremarkable at first launch, the game has steadily grown its download and revenue. Today the game sits on an…

An Open-source Mobile Gaming Taxonomy

An Open-source Mobile Gaming Taxonomy

Context: Every mobile gaming company has their own system for describing different types of mobile games. In other words, a mobile gaming taxonomy or classification system. Unfortunately, no industry standard exists. Further, I’ve been very unhappy with the current taxonomies developed by the various research firms out…

Micro vs. Macro Gameplay

Micro vs. Macro Gameplay

Context: Surprisingly, a large number of people in the video games industry expressed ignorance on  the concept of micro vs. macro gameplay. If you’re not familiar, now’s your chance to learn. It’s an important concept in video games and a concept that raises some interesting questions in…