These days, it’s vital for games to not only attract, but retain audiences. Arguably the most effective way to achieve this is by creating a vibrant and engaging community of players. In the end, it comes down to the age old question: If a game is release online, and nobody plays it, is it any fun? … [Read more...] about Keeping Fans Happy is Crucial for Multiplayer Games
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Brendan Drain (@nyphur): We started grappling with issues of terminology, genre and persistence on Massively-of-old as far back as our 2009 Redefining MMOs series, and I summed up my own views on what precisely is and isn’t an MMO in an opinion piece in 2013. My take on it is that I think people misunderstand what the “Massively” part of “Massively Multiplayer” actually means and conflate it with just having a lot of players. The word “Massively” in this phrase is a qualifier on the word “Multiplayer, so it’s saying that the multiplayer component is massive in scope or scale when compared to what we would consider standard or average for multiplayer. If I tell you I’m “massively rich” but I only have an average amount of money, I’m obviously lying. That’s how that word works, and it shouldn’t change just because World of Tanks’ marketing department wants it to. … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Just how massive is massively multiplayer?
• Explore a variety of crazy maps with different playstyles: Feel right at home on a futuristic farm, explore mountains in distant planets, survive the desert of the lambs, experience hair-rising fear at the horror well, wander adrift the space station, or encounter mind-boggling randomness at the medieval village — among others! … [Read more...] about – Multiplayer shooter with goats discovered on Steam
This leads me to my final conclusion – the number of simultaneous interactions and depth of those interactions are the biggest indicator of a genre’s ability to maintain active players. MMORPGs and survival MMOs dominate the charts and offer players the ability to interact freely and with dozens or hundreds of players at once. Meanwhile, CCGs and Fighters practically cut off communication between players. While developers fear toxic players and gamers certainly dislike them, maybe the potentially good interactions are worth the risk after all? … [Read more...] about The Statistically Most Casual Multiplayer Genres
[Play free now] 1047 Games has officially released the fast-paced, sci-fi, competitive multiplayer first-person shooter Splitgate: Arena Warfare. Free to download and play now on Windows PC via Steam, Splitgate uses player-controlled portals to create a new dimension of arena combat. Splitgate evokes gamers’ favorite memories of gaming’s most-revered shooters, embracing the classic feel of close-quarters arena action with a multi-directional twist. Create portals strategically around the map to cross huge distances and outmaneuver all foes in the blink of an eye. Think Portal mixed with online shooter Halo! … [Read more...] about – “Halo + Portal” online shooter launches free on Steam