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Have you ever visited a soybean farm in North Carolina? I haven’t, despite the fact that it’s one of the top five crops for the state. I have, though, visited one of the lesser-known profit-driving farms in NC, the server farm.

The evolution of gaming

When I was growing up, I was one of the few girls playing such games as Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Castlevania. Today, my four-year-old daughter is learning the games that I played when I was a teenager, by herself on a tablet. She’s not an anomaly.

Following three major developers’ conferences in recent months, we heard and saw some very different visions for the role that apps may play.

With the acquisition of most of Supercell, China’s Tencent will have an estimated 13 percent of the global $99 billion game business in 2016, according to market researcher Newzoo.

Mark Zuckerberg (along with many others) believes that virtual reality will change the way we live, work, and communicate in many ways. Zuck may be right about the long term, but the truth is, VR isn’t quite ready for mass-market adoption.

If you’ve been around the world of games and tech for a while, it’s natural to be just a little cynical about the new wave of virtual reality. It was 20 years ago that consumer-level VR last looked likely to touch down, and if you got burned by Nintendo’s ill-fated Virtual Boy or dropped a bundle on the VFX1 Headgear, then you’re likely to be looking at the new crop of VR technology with some skepticism.

While talking about the educational value related to gaming, especially in India, there are more chances that you will end up getting a skeptical look in response. However, the truth is that gaming can be a significant positive factor towards academic and educational achievement.

I try to avoid the term “sticky.” In today’s competitive era of gaming, it seems antiquated and simplistic, and creating a game with enduring popularity is about much more than that. Instead it’s about providing gamers with an experience that keeps them interested long-term and generates real engagement.
Driving and then maintaining that engagement is what will make your game popular. My experience is in social casino and casual games in general, but this advice applies to just about any apps. There’s no one magic formula to achieve success, especially since it varies significantly between different games categories. But there are a few guidelines that always good to keep in mind.