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what makes an awesome iphone game

01-12-2011, 03:30 AM
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what makes an awesome iphone game

what makes an awesome iphone game ?
what would be in your checklist ?

here's 4 to start things off ..

1. originality
2. simple concept, with great execution
3. great animation
4. addictive - but what makes a game addictive ?

what would you add ?

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01-12-2011, 04:10 AM
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eye candy
achievements (not too hard, not too easy to achieve)
balanced gamedifficulty

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01-12-2011, 04:25 AM
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Reasonable price/value for money

Simple/good controls

Simple concept and well explained

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01-12-2011, 05:27 AM
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Scratch originality, put uniqueness instead
I'd not agree with EyeCandy totally, We had Cartoon Wars & Rope n Fly up there in the chart, I'd agree for 2 reasons as no such games were up the chart very recently & Cut the Rope is surely eyecandy.

I'd say add simplicity & pick up n play games, Add Cuteness

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01-12-2011, 12:55 PM
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-Good graphics/animations
-nice sound
-nice price
01-12-2011, 04:28 PM
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-design fidelity...

If you'll kindly notice the iphone has no buttons and a gyroscope... dont design a game around buttons as inputs.
01-12-2011, 05:00 PM
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- character- if you notice angry birds and cut the rope(the frog) they both have character. Same for games like Mario.
01-12-2011, 05:25 PM
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1. good music
2. achievements
3. good, simple controls
4. reasonable price
01-13-2011, 12:24 AM
I go for graphics and music then games with leveling and new items offered when u level up.
01-13-2011, 12:32 AM
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Well, since it all depends what on what type of game, lets focus on things that all games need, hardcore or casual, original or not.
I agree with music, a definite must is good music, whatever game you are playing.
Achievements too.
A reasonable price of course.
And the controls, oh the controls. Without controls it would not be a game, it would be a movie.