Retention is necessary to the success of on-line and free-to-play video games, nevertheless it is not solely achieved by means of decreasing churn: It’s simply as a lot about successfully successful again lapsed gamers. So how can designers increase retention for dwell video games by specializing in returning gamers?
In this 2015 GDC session, Jagex Game Studios’ Phil Mansell describes the vast vary of design and product administration methods for bettering retention charges of returning gamers in on-line video games by having a look at Runescape.
Mansell makes use of case research and knowledge from recreation initiatives to clarify what labored and what did not throughout recreation content material, neighborhood occasions and communications, providing recommendations on how different designers can capitalize on the potential of returning gamers.
Developers in studying how Runescape retained an energetic neighborhood can now watch the speak fully free by way of the official GDC YouTube channel!
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