Have ever wondered how does the game makers think and build games that usually shake the internet? Have you ever thought how much work it takes to actually make a game, let alone making it internet success? What are the reasons that some games are the mega hit and some barely got noticed? Since I was a child, the only things I do during my leisure time was either playing game or plan which game I should I play next. It was an uncontrolled human desire.
When I grew up, I found it intensely joyful to find children around me playing the same games that I grew up playing and sometimes it brought back all those good memories of gaming.
This realized me that there is some hidden psychology that attracts not only children but also adults to gaming.
There is some strangely attractive about games that our software experts know how to use in their games. I did some study and I realized that it has a lot to do with our convoluted brain and thinking patterns.
This is how it goes, let’s just assume I like a game and I decided I would complete the all its objective was all my sheer curiosity that kept me going. Many times I knew that what’s going to happen next but still I stuck with my computer.
Let’s take example Need for Speed, The most played car racing game, there is nothing new about except for few new features. It is still the racing game. What changes is the graphic and story line? Now every curious mind wants to know the end of a good story. This would keep him going until the end.
Temple Run, the game that recorded the 4th highest download of all time which made their creator millionaire within the fortnight. This game has literally no end. No one ever has completed the game, not even their creators. As soon as you unlocked all the gifts, you would realize that game has been recently updated and all you need to unlock new amazing gifts and this is how the wheel keeps on rolling. Subway surf also has the same attraction element. Apart from a few different graphics and story line, Subway surf is almost same as Temple Run.
You are getting bored in an office or home and want to kill your time, temple run would be a good option.
It is a basic human need to feel important and valued and above all loved or feared. Gone were the days when lords, living their gigantic castles, used to rule the world. Many gamer who find history compelling are easily addicted to such RTS (Real time strategy) games where they rule a certain kingdom and their vital decision can make their kingdom happy and flourishing and in return, they would get all the respect. Such value of importance is impossible to find in real life, only in gaming.
This is how the human psychology is manipulated into building Games. The Gaming industry has now expanded into trillion dollars business. All the sequels are designed to keep one primary objective to accomplish and that is to keep gamer curious about the next thing.