The market is shifting towards more complex and polished features.
A primary reason is that these type of features, while costly to build, are harder to replicate. For successful features, this means your app reaps the value of the innovation for a longer period of time.
Additionally, more polished features have significantly less upkeep costs … an important component to high ROI over the feature’s lifetime.
To alleviate upkeep costs on select features, consider a new option: temp-features (features that are released with a fixed time frame for about a month). A key advantage of temp-features is the ability to easily remove them (because they are released to players with an end-date). This effectively eliminates upkeep costs on low-value features.
Temp-features also make it harder for competitors to replicate the entire app experience … since your app will change more frequently. Stack a few strong temp-features in a row, and you will have a dominant roadmap.
Lastly, temp-features generate organic lift upon release and conclusion (like daily events), keeping your game fresh and your players excited.
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- Product and level design innovations
- Stay in the know of any notable features
- Understand up-and-coming trends
- Dig deep into a database of features, live ops, and machines
Table of Contents
RETENTION & SINK
- Time-Based Coin Sinks
- Booster Faucets
- Clan Chests with Leaderboards
- New Level Designs
- Notable Features I & II
- Player Motivations
- Data Collection Process