Published on 29th May 2008 by
Originally Posted by Panos
They even have hired a real Economist and they are using the game mechanics for University studies. If you read comments on some websites people complain is too complicated and they are trying to prohibit other to try. Many users who play it, still cannot look beyond the very basic. But it's only bit far from real mechanics (the economy/market).
I don't care if you need a degree in biology to play the game because there are a lot of people with degrees in biology. Sell just to them, it's still viable.
Originally Posted by CozaMcCozaQuote:I don't care if you need a degree in biology to play the game because there are a lot of people with degrees in biology. Sell just to them, it's still viable.
I completely disagree. A game is something that shouldn't be exclusive to a certain group of people and designing it so that it is is will only make sales limited. This makes no business sense at all.
Yes some games are dumbed down, but not all. If you are so concerned about this then don't buy the dumbed down games! But at the same time you can't expect them to make a game specialised to your own area of expertise. There is a balance to what can be made economically viable and attractive to the masses.
Originally Posted by WildThingVery intersting read, especially what was said about that game "Hacker". Being a bit of a linguist myself, I like the idea of having to learn a bit of a language to progress through the game. Though perhaps games like that should have an option to turn that feature off and on? Afterall, there are times when I like to play to unwind, much like sotu1 said.
Selling just to biochemists won't cut it any more, you need to aim at the wider audience
Originally Posted by cromperssurely this is a game/level design problem and nothing to do with difficulty?
Originally Posted by naokajiQuote:Originally Posted by cromperssurely this is a game/level design problem and nothing to do with difficulty?
true, could have worded it better, usually difficulty adjustments only affect combat, the rest is either too hard or too easy no matter the settings.
Originally Posted by HyBry....OK I like some of the mindless games like Counter Strike.....
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