Neko atsume: a primer

Neko Atsume: A Primer

Neko Atsume, a mobile game available on Android and iOS, debuted in October of last year, but hit the US with a vengeance over the summer. The fact that it was written entirely in Japanese did little to dampen the game’s popularity. All a would-be player needs to know is that you put out food and toys…

What the world can learn from the flappy bird debacle

What the World Can Learn From the Flappy Bird Debacle

Until smartphones came along—and casual gaming was declared a significant category—popular titles by and large seemed to have been designed with care and passion, things players appreciated. They weren’t necessarily any more sophisticated than the popular casual games we have now, but with much expected of titles to justify the purchase of expensive and otherwise-useless…