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Development & design

Essential reads on game development and design: covering everything from best design practices for your game, to balancing your gameplay and reducing player churn.

How Coin Master Disrupted Social Casino And Pocketed $100M

Mobile games experts Om Tandon and Abhimanyu Kumar look into what Coin Master gets right, what the competition gets wrong, and how the Social Casino genre is evolving.

Popularity Of Mobile Game Art Styles And Genres – Data Breakdown

In this post, GameRefinery takes a deep dive into which game art styles and genres are rocking the US, Chinese and Japanese markets, all while using data from their platform.

Deconstructing Meta Features In Social Casino Games (With Examples)

We dig deep into what makes a great social casino game, and find out how studying this genres' meta features can improve your titles retention.

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Battle Royale In NBA & Star Wars – 6 Exciting Ways To Implement A Battle Royale Mode In Your Next Game

Using their Market Explorer tool, GameRefinery makes sense of the battle royale space, and shares with us 6 interesting implementations of this mode.

How Enemy AI Works In Dicey Dungeons

Indie Developer, Terry Cavanagh, shares with us the biggest issues around enemy AI in his most recent game, and how he overcame them.

Time-Saving Tools For Mobile Game Developers

From Advertising & Monetization tools, through to Sound & Audio apps, we review what the best resources are for any developer looking to perfect their game.

Part 3 of Advanced UX Prototyping: Next Gen. Prototyping For Games & Apps

UX Director at DIGIT, Om Tandon, shares with us Part 3 of Advanced UX Prototyping, based on CDT Design sprints & Type-8 prototyping methodology.

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Mobile vs Desktop UI: Key Differences In Design

Mobile games can now be been seen across desktop, Nintendo Switch, and other top consoles. So when keeping all of these devices in mind, how can you make your game’s UI work across them all?

7 Incredible Game Design Examples And Why They Work

From Colour Switch to Broken Age - we identify the top games with beautiful design, and what you need to look out for when creating your own.

What’s The Best Game Engine For You?

To help you choose, we're narrowed down what you need to consider in a games engine when creating your game.

Game UX Style Guide: Why Do You Need One?

UX Director at DIGIT, Om Tandon, shares with us the importance of Game UX style guides, and why you need one.

Digital Board Game Companion Apps: The Merge of Physical and Digital Gaming

Physical and digital games used to be completely separate, but now they can be combined to make new, innovative experiences.