Category: Game Balance
How to model your game’s numbers in close relationship with the game mechanics you craft, to deliver perfect player experiences.
What is game economy design
As players engage with your game, they gain and consume assets (XP, currencies, items, etc.). Game economy design handles the crafting and balancing of these game systems to translate player...READ MORE
Game systems: Feedback loops and how they help craft player experiences
Image via Nintendo/YouTube Have you ever been monstering a race in Mario Kart and then, blam, the blue shell hits and you’ve got a few seconds of teeth-grinding frustration while you wallow about...READ MORE
What are game simulations and why should you care?
Recent gaming history has been littered with examples of triple-A games being released well before they are ready. Huge releases from major studios and developers such as Anthem, Cyberpunk 2077,...READ MORE
How to design idle games
The idea of a game that essentially plays itself might not sound like the most entertaining thing, but since its inception in 2016, the idle game genre has grown hugely in popularity. In this...READ MORE
Game systems: Battle passes and how to balance them
Battle Passes are looking like an established trend in free-to-play games, especially PVP, slowly substituting the older aspirations of subscription models that have only been successful for a...READ MORE
What is game economy inflation? How to foresee & overcome it in your game design
Virtual economies have become a feature of an increasingly large number of modern games and, like any other economy, the in-game ones need to deal with economic factors like inflation. Handled...READ MORE