In this Critical Thought, I returned to the topic of F2P and P2W. It’s becoming harder to distinguish the two, but there are some tells that you can pay attention to.
This week on a very special podcast, I sat down with The Binary Family’s owner Thorsten Rauser who had a lot to say about the casual game market a few weeks ago to further discuss the problems and why many people feel that it is heading towards a crash.
Back in November of last year, Game-Wisdom had its first guest post from veteran game designer and city-builder genre expert: Chris Beatrice. Before and after that post we talked about design via email and there was one topic I found interesting: How he saw shades of the city builder genre in social games like Farmville.
At first I disagreed with him, but as I thought about it and saw the development of other social games, I could see a pattern of translating complex design into social games.
This week on the Perceptive Podcast, Ken and I are joined by fan of the site: Evan Hitchings for one of the more varied discussions yet. Talking about topics ranging from the David Cage interview, to social games trying to become more hardcore, and a talk about Civ 5 and Drox Operative.
As always here are links to some of the topics dicussed: