The Core Gaming Loop

The Core Gaming Loop in Mobile and Social Games

What is the Core Gaming Loop within a Mobile or a Social game?  The Core Gaming Loop is what models the full play session from the mechanics point of view.  Meaning, the Core Gaming Loop comprises the core mechanics of the game that a player attempts to accomplish during their play session.  The method in […]

Plants vs Zombies 2

A Game Developers Review of Plants vs Zombies 2

I am a game develper for both mobile and web based games, and I have been playing Plants vs Zombies 2 a lot lately.  A Full Game Reviews is not a normal topic for me to cover – but I thought it would be fun to post some initial thoughts and opinions on the game […]

Facebook Error Unsupported get request

“Unsupported get request” I recently started investing a particular Facebook Error: “Unsupported get request”.  I wanted to post my findings on the error as most of my Google searches actually pointed to a root cause that did not apply to my case. Most of the google searches for Facebook Error Unsupported get request pointed to […]

Sample NPS (Net Promoter Score) Questions

We have done a few posts in the past on NPS (Net Promoter Score).  if you missed them check them out below: What is NPS and why should you care about it? How to Analyze NPS Scores and Prioritize Repairs Example NPS Survey Question In this post I want to spend a few minutes providing […]

Why do game mechanics succeed in some games and fail in others?

Have you wondered why a so called Game Mechanic succeeds in one game, yet when tried to reproduce in another game, fails miserably?  is it because the Game Mechanic itself is a failure? No.  it is often due to skipping over a couple critical aspects of the Game Mechanic that make it a success.  Let’s spend a […]

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What is NPS and why should you care about it?

NPS stands for Net Promoter Score.  It is a customer loyalty metric developed by Fred Reincheld, Bain and Company along with Satmetrix.  It was published in the 2003 Harvard Business Review entitled “One Number You Need to Grow.” In short it is the metric that measures how happy your users are with your website and […]

Get your Online Social, Tablet or Mobile Game Reviewed for Free

During 2013 I am going to start embarking upon providing free reviews of online Social Games as well as new Tablet and Mobile Games.  Working in this industry is a lot of fun and I love exploring what other people are capable of.  There is so much talent and a lot of really great mechanics out there. […]