Episode #21: Free to Play. With David Heron

Episode #21: Free to Play. With David Heron


Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesign, www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

David Heron – @DavidVHeron

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Episode Outline

  • 01:05 – What is Banner Saga?

  • 06:45 – The Ups and Downs of F2P

  • 31:15 – World of Tanks

  • 38:00 – League of Legends

  • 50:40 – Was Banner Saga: Factions a Detour?

 

 

Episode Outline (Detailed)

  • 01:05 – What is Banner Saga?

  • 04:35 – Banner Saga: Factions’ Approach to F2P


  • 06:45 – Why Dirk Hates F2P

  • 09:35 – The Connection Between F2P and Game Design

  • 13:00 – The Potential of F2P

  • 17:30 – Comparing F2P and Kickstarter


  • 23:35 – Can an ‘Honest’ F2P Approach Work?

  • 28:30 – Are the Benefits of F2P Limited to the Bottom Line?


  • 31:15 – F2P in World of Tanks and the Accursed ‘Gold Rounds’

  • 38:00 – League of Legends’ Intentionally Broken Game Balance and F2P


  • 50:40 – Was Banner Saga: Factions a Detour?


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