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As the third in a series of popular talks on "self-playing" games, this will increment on the previous ones, unfolding new insights, and tapping into a wide range of data to learn about this strange new, often-idolized, genre. The talk will look at how the genre has grown, evolved, and expanded recently. New trends will be explored and new games will be analyzed, focusing not just on how they work but hopefully inspiring new games and mechanics from attendees. Prepare to get bizarrely, inexplicably excited about watching numbers go up!!
You will learn the core mechanics behind idle games, see how they have lead to success for even small, indie developers, and hopefully gain insight and ideas about making your own idle games or implementing these ideas into non-idle games!
This talk is accessible to most but will bring the greatest value to game developers, producers, and analysts interested in the idle game genre and applications of its mechanics to other genres. Familiarity with exponential growth, logarithms, and potentially basic calculus, will be important for some sections.
Welcome! You can use the Session Scheduler tool to browse sessions and build a custom event schedule. Once you've saved your personal schedule, you can access it from the free GDC Europe Mobile app (available approximately 30 days before the event). Note: use the same login/password on the Mobile app that you set up on this web site.
Step 1. Create an account. Use the "Create Account" button at the top of the right-hand corner.
Step 2. Choose a view. Select either the "List" or the "Grid" icon. (It's the same data, just a different view of the sessions.)
Step 3. Choose your sessions. Click the "Add" or "Remove" button next to each session to add it to, or remove it from, your personalized schedule.
Step 4. Review your schedule. Push the "My Schedule" button in the left column to view your selected sessions.