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Game Data Analysis – Tools and Methods by Coupart Thibault

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From themes to engagement

Themes that we have seen in the previous section are very important in a free-to-play environment. We must now describe this new rising model and illustrate why this kind of game design knowledge can help in many concrete cases.

Video game as a service

Thanks to the arrival of new technologies, such as the cloud gaming, social network, and mobile platform, the ways to provide entertainment are now very large and diffuse. In the current state of the industry, video game should now be considered as a service and not as a finished product anymore. Through regular updates and the use of data, an average game can become good and meet a certain amount of success. Thus, the player will be profitable, not just after it has been ...

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