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Reaching Color Zen: From Prototype to Chart Topper in Three Weeks

Robert Meyer  |  Junior Game Designer, Avalanche Studios

Location: Room 2001, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit
Vault Recording: Video


In the increasingly competitive realm of mobile game development, Large Animal Games decided to take a risk when they gave a small dev team three weeks to build and launch the game that came to be Color Zen. This session focuses on the design and production process used to release a game as quickly as possible, as well as the experiments and live services performed post-release. The game designer will share lessons learned along the way, and some of the surprising data gathered from releasing an App Store featured paid app that later transitioned to a free one.

Takeaway

Attendees will learn some of the core principles used to release a high-quality, original game in three weeks, and see clear data and analyses of how a paid, featured puzzle game performs on both the iOS and Android app stores.