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7 secrets of blockbuster video games

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Most video game designers dream of designing a blockbuster hit, but what makes a game break out?The video game industry is broadly regarded as “hit driven” and this defines it not just for investors and companies, but for developers downstream as well. (By “video games”, I mean interactive games for any platform: mobile phone, PC, console, etc.) Engineers, artists, and designers working on games are always trying to pick winning development teams — and it’s amazing how much of the development process we just can’t control.
In seventeen years making games (and 2 years lecturing and teaching about them), I’ve seen a few misconceptions about creating blockbuster video games pop up repeatedly regarding what they must contain, and almost as importantly, what they should not contain. In this article, I’ll explain seven necessary ingredients for a blockbuster video game, divided into controllable and uncontrollable variables. Understanding these variables will help you focus on the ones you can control and let go of the ones you can't. And who knows — after reading this list, you may decide you're not interested in trying to create a blockbuster because doing so would require too many compromises1. Either way, you’ll go into the design process with your eyes open.Continue reading 7 secrets of blockbuster video games.

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