Deconstructing FIFA 21 Ultimate Team: Is the Future of Football Free?

Launch Date: 5th October 2020Developer: Electronic ArtsPublisher: Electronic ArtsStatus: WorldwidePlatforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, Microsoft WindowsGenre: SportSimilar to: eFootball (formerly Pro Evolution Soccer) What is it? For the unfamiliar, Ultimate Team is a stealth free-to-play CCG (Collectible Card Game) nested within the FIFA franchise’s…

Guide: How To Deconstruct Games Better

Guide: How To Deconstruct Games Better

The process of deconstruction can be fundamental in defining the success and quality of your next game project. As such, understanding the process of ‘deconstruction’ could be considered a key skill within game design, yet it is so often misunderstood or given passing attention. Viewing a game through a deconstructive lens lets you build a…

AppMagic: AppLovin May Have Acquired Superpowers

In this specially contributed piece, AppMagic CEO and Founder Max Samorukov considers what AppLovin’s purchase of Adjust means as Apple’s looming IDFA changes are set to complicate the world of mobile ad targeting and tracking. What’s Going On? In summer 2020, Apple announced its new ATT (App Tracking Transparency) policy that seriously restricts mobile apps’…

Rise & Fall Guys: How to Save a Hit

Launch Date: August 4th, 2020Developer: MediatonicFormats: PC, PS4Status: Public launchGenre: Battle royale/platformerSimilar to: Fortnite, Tetris 99 In the midst of a year consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic, an atypical battle royale game emerged as something of a star of 2020. That game was Fall Guys, and for a few weeks after its launch on PC…