Derek Sakamoto talks about the UI of Hearthstone(gdcvault.com)

6 years ago from Taulant Sulko, Designer sulko.co

  • joe andersonjoe anderson, 6 years ago

    Loved this talk, highly recommend seeing how far they came from where they started.

    Hearthstone is truly a game built for this generation of mobile phones. It will define how a lot of games are built in the future beyond candy crush and such. Maybe even spawning its own category beyond what we currently know as mobile games.

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    • Rick LanceeRick Lancee, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      Maybe even spawning its own category beyond what we currently know as mobile games.

      You mean card games?

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      • joe andersonjoe anderson, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

        No, I was referring more to the interactions being so fitting for mobile. In Magic you had phases where you can play instants like counter spells. Hearthstone simplified that to a card you play that just plays itself automatically when the time is right. I think that type of thinking works really well for mobile.

        It also feels like high quality studio games like Mario Kart haven't hit the mobile gaming scene yet.

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