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Gamasutra - Clash Of Clans' 5 Keys To Success

clash of clans 3.jpg He continues, "I think that's a big part of it - usability. I remember when we were first looking at iPad games, and there were horrible framerates. We said, 'How can anyone create this UI? Has anyone actually played this game?' There was plenty of gorgeous artwork and clearly huge amounts of effort put in to make games look great, he says, "but the interfaces and controls weren't done for tablets - you could easily see that it was a port. You could see the developers who had said 'Oh, let's port our PC game for iPad'. And it just felt sucky, so we wanted to make a completely different approach." 3) Don't overdo the tutorial You may or may not be able to tell, but the tutorial for Clash of Clans was added at the very last minute. Indeed, just weeks before the game was launched onto the App Store, no work had been started on the tutorial at all. Says Louhento, while it is of course important to teach your players had to handle the game properly, there's far too much emphasis put on tutorials elsewhere in the industry. "We're not big fans of long, overdone tutorials," he says.

Original Article Here: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/185406/Clash_of_Clans_5_keys_to_success.php

Clash of Clans ? Why Supercell Is Worth $3 Billion - Business Insider

These defensive structures are for preparing your village against enemy attacks. The key is to build cannons, archery towers, walls, and other defenses. Gems are an in-game currency that you can use to expedite the construction process. You can also trade gems for gold and elixir. Screenshot These defensive structures are for preparing your village against enemy attacks. The key is to build cannons, archery towers, walls, and other defenses. Screenshot In order to protect your village, place your cannon in the center of the village. Screenshot You can use your gems to be speed up the building process. Screenshot That's probably not a bad idea, given that the goblins are right around the corner. Screenshot Luckily for you, your wizard friends from Ivory Tower are here to help you take out the goblin camp. Screenshot This is when things get real.

Original Article Here: http://www.businessinsider.com/clash-of-clans-why-supercell-is-worth-3-billion-2014-2?op=1

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