I have a lot to say about Marvel Snap; it’s a breath of fresh air in a mobile market that’s smelt stale
Past core loop, three Cs, and KPI breakdowns lie currency animation breakdowns. It’s an animation that may well play hundreds of thousands of times during a player’s lifecycle; benefits compound. And yes, I really think the animation is just satisfying.
Economy design maintains a UX component. It’s vital for the designer to draw the cause <> effect loop between action
A recent Twitter thread highlighted a popular Gamer™ belief:
Nope, they are mostly used to obfuscate real prices and can’t store value
— Nicola Visonà (@VisonaNicola) May 25, 2021
Even within gaming studios, I encounter a similar sentiment. Proponents of this position claim “firms use virtual currency pricing as a behavioral trick!” With