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Jelly Splash: Puzzling Your Way to the Top of the App Store

Florian Steinhoff  |  Product Lead, Wooga

Location: Room 2020, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Free to Play Design & Business Summit
Vault Recording: Video


The match 3 puzzle genre is almost as old as it gets. Scour the App Store and you'll find hundreds of different varieties out there. Very few of these succeed however, and even less manage to hit the number one spot on the U.S. Apple App Store top download chart. Wooga's Jelly Splash managed to do just that, and in this session Florian Steinhoff, the creator of Jelly Splash, will give a detailed account on how his team managed that and what he learned throughout the development process.

Takeaway

Florian will give insights into managing difficulty curves, striking the right balance between skill and luck for a mass market audience, and how to rewards players for special achievements, or what he calls "f*** yeah!" moments.