MOSCOW, May 5 /CNW/ - Pixonic, social network games publisher, has
released a cookbook for game developers. Social Games Cookbook is
neither a manual nor a strict set of rules but rather a recipe book on
how to make hits.
There are over 1,000 professional game development studios all over the
world, and it's exactly for them that Pixonic team, who use their own
PixAPI platform to publish games in social networks, have revealed the
secrets of successful game development in their new cookbook. It
contains answers to the developers' hottest questions, practical
recommendations and Pixonic team's know-hows.
"When we decided to publish the book, we learned, to our surprise, that
no one had ever done anything like that before," says Elena Masolova,
Pixonic CEO. "The studios and developers that we work with publish
their games in social networks all over the world. However, they
usually face similar problems, make the same mistakes, and ask our
producers the same things. We decided to put all the recipes together
to help those who want to make their own hit games."
The book contains a lot of recipes on how to make attractive graphics
and a comfortable, user-friendly interface of social games; it
describes what the first game session should look like, why quests are
important, and what makes an ideal social game so different. All the
recommendations are written in a plain and clear language.
"Plan the first session ahead for the players and reward them for all
the good choices - take them by the hand. Reward them through quests or
by balancing experience for each level," the authors suggest. "Any
energy spending has to be rewarded. If you don't know how to reward
players, give them experience."
The recommendations suggest that the game developers don't ask players
to count or compare numbers, give reasons why players shouldn't be
given an opportunity to make bad choices, and explain that the most
important things about the game are an intriguing plot start and
respect for the player's gaming regime.
Pixonic analytics team are planning regular updates to the Cookbook,
will publish soon the social networks research, so don't miss.
The Cookbook is available for free download at ( http://pixonic.org/en/about/blog/pixonic-has-released-a-cookbook)
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