Occult Chronicles Tutorial
"In this three part series, I'm writing a tutorial for the latest game from Cryptic Comet: Occult Chronicles. Starting with how to create a new character."
After spending some time with Marvel’s Puzzle Quest, it is yet another example of a developer who thinks that the best use of microtransactions is forcing the player into spending money. When it comes to F2P design, the ultimate goal is to convert free users into paying customers, but the ways to do it without angering your consumer base are not easy.
In the past I’ve spoken about how great crowd-funding and early access are to the changing landscape of game development and developer freedom. But for today, I feel like playing Devil’s advocate on the topic and why I’m sitting here with three games I’m incredibly excited to play… but I can’t.
The Marvel property has certainly come a long way since the 90s when it comes to pop culture: From a few cartoons and licensing characters to movies, to becoming one the most wanted properties with now multiple shows, movies and of course games.
Marvel Puzzle Quest isn’t the first Marvel licensed game that bears the F2P tag, but the Puzzle Quest addition had me intrigued and we’re left with a game that is somewhat two faced (I know what I did there.)
Doublefine has been very busy lately: From bringing kickstarter to the public eye not once but twice and working on Broken Age, Massive Chalice and the Amnesia fortnight game jam. This is where today’s game came from:Spacebase DF-9. And while the game is far from being completed, there is a lot to look forward to.