In this cast, I spoke with returning guest and Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade about the recent proposed bill to regulate loot boxes and what it could mean for game developers. Read more…
Today’s video looks at the concept of Fun Pain, and what it means for hurting a game’s playability and design.
For a special livecast, I spoke with noted Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade about the subject of monetization in the game industry. We had a lengthy chat about microtransactions and their implementation in games today. We also spoke about pay to win design, and the ways of designing ethical monetization.
Today’s Critical Thought looks at using limited time content in video games. Locking content or forcing the player to play on the game’s schedule is one of my least favorite systems.