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Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine - Interpreting Feedback and Maintaining Your Vision

Andy Nguyen  |  Producer/Designer, Pocketwatch Games

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Independent Games Summit
Vault Recording: Video

Feedback is a valuable resource, yet often times the true value of feedback is hidden underneath its surface. Listening to feedback directly may compromise the goal and vision of the game, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored.Take a deeper look at player feedback during various points of Monaco's development to see how all feedback, both good and bad, helped shape Monaco without sacrificing its core design.


Monaco's most common feedback was to remove the real-time line of sight mechanic. Take a look at why the developers chose not to remove the LOS without ignoring what the players had to say, and leave with a better understanding of feedback you will receive.