Crimson Cow Games Company Attends Game Summit 2016

When Crimson Cow Games Company attended the Summits at GDC last March 14-15, 2016, our passion has become stronger and our knowledge has extensively broadened. The extent of learning we have acquired was a treasure. We were able to find value in the following sectors:

AI Summit

The AI Summit has featured lectures and panels from the most sought-after AI programmers in the industry. We were able to learn the key structures of the most successful commercial games, and it was truly epic.

Community Management

We have gained some insights on how we can further manage the needs and interests of our community and consider these in crafting our company’s goals. The community management strategies delivered were all valuable.

eSports

Everything about eSports was discussed. We’ve gained lots of new insights about how to grow, design, develop, communicate, and sustain in the competitive gaming industry.

Free to Play

F2P has certainly revolutionized the industry over the past years. Both mobile and web games
are ruled by F2P games. We’ve got some helpful pieces of insights on how we can take advantage of this.

Game Narrative Summit

In this summit, we’ve learned the value of interactive storytelling. We have gained tips on the dos and don’ts that are relevant in the existing market.

GDC Education Summit

The educational and inventive approaches cited here were all worthy to be brought to every classroom and faculty. No doubt about that.

Independent Games Summit

We have realized how much more the indie game industry has to become more diverse in terms of experience, voice, and perspective

Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit

This is another important part of it all. We were able to gain distinct ideas on what are the most effective practices in developing games across all mobile platforms—be it Android, iOS, Amazon, and more.

The Game Summit at GDC was a momentous event for us. It marked the day of additional valuable knowledge from the best of the gaming industry. Truly worthwhile!

Current Game Trends for 2016

The gaming industry is ever-evolving. Each year, new trends pile up and each year, more exciting additions are made to cement the gaming industry further. 2015 has had a good set of game trends. This year, some trends have tailed off and some have skyrocketed. Here are the trends that will dominate the games industry this year. Get ready as you check out what will be widely up and running for 2016.

The rise of RPG continues

iro2-live-f9103The Role Playing Game has experienced decades of changes in terms of game design, and it has shown no sign of halting its constant march. RPG took over each video game genre there is. However, this is no longer surprising. The RPG is backed with solid core principles, such as storytelling, character/s development, and stirring game play. Players never cease to love following a story—especially if it’s one that’s impeccably arranged. RPG games enable players to feel like they’re actually the one in the game. They feel much more in character while on the game. They can choose a character they can relate to, choosing their own skills while following exciting quests– not to mention great graphics.

The blurring line between social media and game

The rise of multi-player games will continue. This will provide not just “gaming” experiences but “social” practices as well. It’s expected that more games will open multi-player options.

Increased involvement of crowdfunding in the games industry

Lots of games are steadily using crowdfunding sites to check the level of interest consumers have on their development, eventually gathering funds to start up. The big role of crowdfunding in today’s gaming industry will carry on.

Increased interest in immersive gaming – augmented and virtual reality

Augmented reality

we-were-blown-away-by-virtual-reality-park-the-voidAugmented reality refers to the superimpositions of computer-generated sensations such as sound, graphics, video, or GPS data onto a real-world setting. Ingress, and app-based game, is an example of this. This game has transformed the real world into a gaming landscape.

Virtual reality

Virtual Reality is also starting to gain increasing popularity. Many manufacturers are starting to boost their production of VR headsets. With the Oculus Rift’s release earlier this year, there’s no doubt that VR gaming will be embraced far and wide this 2016.

These are some of the expected trends that we can noticeably see and feel this year. With the advancements of technology, trends are expected to further evolve and transform for the better.