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

Interpreting Game KPIs

Welcome to the GameAnalytics blog!

We’re truly happy to have you! You’re in superb company. The GameAnalytics Blog has more than 30,000 monthly readers, and…

Quit the Grind: Other Ways to “Level”

In many RPGs you reach a point when battles are neither novel nor challenging, when you’re just going through the…

If Vainglory Doesn’t Make it, No One Will

Michail loves Vainglory, and thinks it could revolutionise the way that MOBA games are played on mobile forever. Let's find out why.

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2014: Digital Games Year in Review

Goodbye to 2014 - a great infographic summing up the digital games year.

PvP Could Increase Your Game Revenue by 510%

The key to success and drawing revenue for any game is to be fun to play. Shocking huh? I’m sure…

User Analytics Persona

10 Great Resources on Game Analytics

Anders Drachen has put together another list of great new and older resources about game analytics, monetization, prediction and design,…

3 Things Mobile Game Developers Can Learn From Candy Crush

Candy Crush Saga is not only a game of addiction, but one which also constantly has a lot of life…

Common GameAnalytics Questions

10 Great Articles on Game Analytics

Anders Drachen presents a mix of old and new works that will bring you up to speed in the field…

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How Puzzle & Dragons Does it

In this post Michail analyses the mixed success of Puzzle & Dragons, Japan's top grossing free-to-play mobile game, on the…

Playstyle and Progression

In this post Anders Drachen introduces some of the main challenges of finding patterns in how games are played and…

Getting started with analytics 4: Reading (Part 2)

If you are interested in game analytics one of the best things to do early on is to read up…

Getting started with analytics 4: Reading (Part 1)

If you are interested in game analytics one of the best things to do early on is to read up…