Two weeks after its global launch, Starfield has hit another milestone. It is now Bethesda’s biggest launch in terms of player count, with the studio calling the numbers “astronomical.”
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Fate/Grand Order, a mobile RPG especially popular in Japan and published by Sony Music’s subsidiary Aniplex, has reached a new revenue milestone. Here is some data from Sensor Tower.
The company SMP ESports, owned by Boris Rotenberg, decided to develop its own games in the genre of sports simulators. Football and hockey simulators will be the first.
Baldur’s Gate 3 has another achievement. The novelty of Larian Studios shared with Super Mario Odyssey the first place in the list of games with the highest rating on OpenCritic.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was released today. Despite the initial skepticism, the game exceeded the expectations of many critics. Some even call it “the new standard for comic book video games.” However, there were some negative aspects. Most of all complain about the abundance of bugs and too simple fighting.
Deathloop, a new Arkane Studios project about a mysterious island whose inhabitants are stuck in a time loop, was released today. The game received many top marks from critics. They call it one of the best and most inventive titles of the year, which largely develops the successful ideas of Dishonored.
At the end of August, Supercell introduced a beta version of its new Everdale game. The authors of the Deconstructor of Fun blog have published a detailed analysis of the project — from gameplay mechanics to monetization and ways to involve players. We present the main points from the material, which also lists the main disadvantages of Everdale.
The official release of Psychonauts 2 took place today. Judging by the first reviews of critics, the return of the cult platformer from Double Fine was successful. The average score of the game was 89/100 with the complete absence of negative reviews. It is praised for its inventive gameplay, elaborate story and lack of cliches.
The official release of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, a new PlayStation 5 exclusive, took place today. The project received rave reviews from critics, and the average score on Metacritic was 89/100 based on almost 100 reviews. Rift Apart is called perhaps the most beautiful game for today and is praised for using new technologies, but at the same time criticized for outdated gameplay in places.
Today was the release of Biomutant, the debut ARPG from the Swedish studio Experiment 101, which faced a lot of postponements and problems on the way to its “dream game”. Judging by the prevailing number of mixed and negative reviews, there was no miracle. Biomutant is scolded for almost all elements — from basic gameplay mechanics to a boring and empty open world.
Today, the official release of the action bagel Returnal took place – a new big PlayStation 5 exclusive. The average score on Metacritic was 86/100. Most of all, the game is praised for its shooter mechanics, addictive gameplay and extensive use of new DualSense features. However, opinions about the plot and sometimes too random races were divided.
Today was the release of Little Nightmares 2, a continuation of the platformer of the same name with elements of horror. The profile press praises the game for the atmosphere and outstanding sound, while noticing a number of shortcomings. Now the average score of Little Nightmares 2 on Metacritic is 82/100.About the game
Hitman 3 was released today, and the profile press was delighted with it. Journalists praise IO Interactive for its detailed levels and variability, and some call the project the best game about Agent 47. Now the average score of Hitman 3 on Metacritic is 88/100.About the game
Four gaming industry experts gathered on stage to take apart four games from the developers’ exhibition. They evaluated the game design, game mechanics, monetization and the game cycle, and then made a general verdict and awarded the best project. The audience also took part and awarded one project with the Audience Award.
At the end of June, Robin Hood Legends was released. This is a new game by the Belarusian studio Neskinsoft. The game is published by Big Fish. The novelty is a puzzle in which the authors mix the principles of classic match-3 fritupley with the mechanics of Triple Town.
Four gaming industry experts analyzed four games in real time. They looked at each game as a system that either works or doesn’t work. They told us what they think about design, monetization, game mechanics, game cycle and social features. At the end, the experts and the audience chose the leaders among the participants of the analysis.
On May 18, Taptap Heroes was released worldwide on Google Play. Formally, this is a clicker with a collectible card meta, which is distinguished by a high product value and a number of interesting developments. Since its release, its daily revenue on the Android platform has grown from $ 5 to $ 10 thousand.
Translation of an article by game designer Philipp Zupke, in which he analyzes in detail the game cycle and original solutions in the design of the June’s Journey casual game session.
Among the numerous imitators of Clash Royale, the golf simulator Golf Clash has achieved the greatest success. The game is among the top twenty highest-grossing mobile games in the United States and earns more than $ 10 million per month. Why she succeeded,” Adam Telfer, co—founder of Chatterbox Games, told GDC.
Deconstruction Workshop at White Nights in Moscow. Industry experts dismantled four games in front of the audience, told what they think about design, monetization, game mechanics, game cycle and social features.
About a new round in the development of the mobile games industry and one of its brightest representatives, – on the pages mobilefreetoplay.com told Adam Telfer (Adam Telfer), a former product-lead Wooga. We publish a translation of the material.
How is work being done on decontracts of fritupley projects, – said Adam Telfer, founder of the blog mobilefreetoplay.com and the former product is the Wooga lead.
Deconstruction Workshop is next in line. Four gaming industry experts analyzed four games online. The experts also considered each game as a system that either works or does not work. They told us what they think about design, monetization, game mechanics, game cycle and social features.
App2Top.ru continues to post videos from the White Nights Moscow 2016 conference. The Deconstruction Workshop is next in line, within the framework of which five experts dismantled 4 projects, examined the strengths and weaknesses of the games.
The other day there was a worldwide release of a new game from Outfit7 – an endless runner in the extremely popular universe of the Talking Tom series. About the project – in our analysis.
We are starting to upload videos from the White Nights St.Petersburg 2016 conference. The first in line is with a public discussion of five games: Nonstop Knight, Heroes and Puzzles, Evilibrium II, Mushrooms Wars 2 and Highfleet.
For three decades, scroll shooters remain niche, but at the same time they do not lose their charm. The recently released Sky Force Reloaded is no exception. We analyze why it is beautiful.
Product-Wooga lead Adam Telfer on the pages of the Deconstructor of Fun blog told what is good about Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, which now occupies leading positions in the US box office tops.
Last February, three-in-a-row Fishdom from the Russian studio Playrix reached the figure of 1 million DAU on Google Play just a week after the release. We have prepared an analysis of the game.
Last December, Game Hive studio, known for the Beat the Boss series, released the Tap Titans role-playing clicker. There were a lot of interesting, unexpected solutions in the game, which we decided to talk about in this material.
WN Media Group has shared the first details about WN Belgrade’23, the upcoming conference for games industry professionals. The event is expected to bring together more than 400 companies and feature talks from renowned devs like Raphaël Colantonio.