Despite being almost three years old, The Witcher 3 is still one of the world’s most popular single-player RPGs. An enormous success within and beyond its primary target market, Polish studio CD Projekt Red’s epic masterpiece continues to enjoy universal acclaim that has been unrivalled by any other game since. Developers world-wide should be looking to Witcher 3 as an industry-leading example of what a video game should be.
Sometimes it’s important to take a step back from the what-ifs and possible scenarios and get back to the basics. You may not be a seasoned community manager; perhaps you’re an indie dev in need of some community management, or maybe you just want your digital presence to solidify and develop your brand.
The best part about applying the following best practices in your daily routine is that often enough they’re applicable to roles and industries outside of traditional gaming community management!
With the global video games industry expected to be worth over a staggering $90 billion by 2020, there has never been a more exciting time to get into game development. Despite the rapidly growing diversity of developers - from one-man studios to vast, 200-plus-strong teams - all developers have a few things in common.
It’s an exciting time to be part of the rapidly growing gaming industry. In fact, it’s reasonable to say that we’re entering the golden age for gaming, despite some doomsayers claiming the opposite.
With rapid change comes a sense of uncertainty about where the gaming industry might be headed. That’s why developers need to stay on top of major trends facing the world of gaming to keep their audiences happy.
Spam and trolls are an unfortunate reality for almost any community forum, but the world of competitive gaming seems to have more than its fair share. In fact, some gaming communities have developed such bad a reputation for toxic behavior that it has become a defining characteristic of their game. The big question is: how do you stop trolls and spammers from harming your community and detracting from the overall reputation of your game?