Priyank Badkul, product owner at Huuuge Games and executive producer of Bingo Bash, reveals advice for developing a F2P game.
- Focus innovation on one aspect of your game and stick with tried and true approaches for the rest.
- Huuuge Casino, for example, focused on innovation of social features while sticking to already successful formulas for mechanics, visuals, and monetization.
- Instead of trying to satisfy everyone, make your game as appealing as possible to one demographic.
Test UA Cost
- Don’t wait until launch to determine your UA cost and ensure it complements your business model.
- Have players test your game as soon as possible to determine cost per install.
Create Key Performance Indicators
- Ratios 40% or higher between D1–D7 and D7–D30 retention rates indicate long-term player retention.
- For casual games, recovering 10% to 20% of your investment in the first week is a positive indication; 5% to 10% is viable for more serious games.
Plan for Long-Term Scaling
- Strategize the long-term evolution of your economy, mechanics, features, and content.
- The majority of F2P games are made to last five or more years.
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