Online Gaming


Richard Benson, Staff Writer

In this article, you will learn how to make a successful online game that is engaging and fun for people. The first step to creating a successful online game is knowing your target audience because it is challenging to make a successful online game if you need to know who you’re making the game for. What I mean by the target audience is what type of game you want to make for a particular audience. For example, do you want to make a shooter game for fast-paced gun fire enthusiasts, or maybe you could make a fighting game for over-the-top action interests, or perhaps you’ll make another interesting battle royale for people to play? When making a game, you need to know what type of game you’re making and figure out what audience you’re targeting. A good idea to keep in mind when it comes to a target audience for an online game is to keep your game open to all ages to appeal to a larger audience. It is essential because it will allow more people to have access to your game which will increase the overall popularity of your game. A good tip for a target audience is to know who you’re trying to have your game appeal to and to keep things PG so you can attract more players.
The second step for making a successful online game is to look at what’s popular and innovate what is popular in a new and exciting way. What I mean by innovating what’s popular is that to make your game stand out from the rest, you need to take what already exists and add something that makes it seem new and fresh. This innovation of what’s already been done in new and exciting ways can seem daunting. Still, you can do this unique innovation in many ways, such as maybe there is a combat system in online games that has become slow and stale. You could innovate this slow combat system and change it to something more fast-paced and action-packed you could even create a system that rewards the player for using fast-paced combat. Another innovative idea to change the gaming systems is taking a battle royale that typically uses guns and technology and transforming that into a battle royale online game that uses swords, shields, and axes. The game could be set in the medieval era.
As you can see, when it comes to implementing innovation in games, you can do many creative things. All that matters is that the innovation you’re adding should add something new to the table, be exciting and unique, and most importantly, be fun. The third and final step to making a successful online game is to base the game’s development on gameplay. What I mean by this is the primary element that makes an online game successful is the core gameplay of the online game itself, for if playing the game is not enjoyable, people will not play your game and will move on to the next thing that interests them. A great way to make fun and unique gameplay is to have a specific gimmick or unique something that your game has that no other game has, which goes with the innovative idea talked about in the second step. The gameplay gimmick for your game can vary a lot for your core gameplay. For example, your online game could be based on melee weapons or fast-paced combat. It all depends on what your innovative idea is for your online game. But an important thing to remember is that when you finally choose your gimmick, you have to base the gameplay around said gimmick. For example, if your combat is based on fast-paced action, you must design your game to support said fast-paced action. So, in the end, the gameplay is a make-or-break deal with online games, but as long as you have an exciting idea and execute it well, your gameplay will be engaging and unique.
So, making an online game requires a lot of dedication and is not simple. To make a successful online game, you have to be precise, and you have to be knowledgeable about what you are doing. The most important thing to remember when making an online game is to know your target audience because you should know who you’re trying to reach with this game you are making; the next important thing to remember is to innovate and create new and exciting ideas for your online competition because for your game to be successful, you need to have your game stick out from the rest. The best way to do that is to give your game unique qualities no other game has. The final important thing to remember when making your online game is to base development around gameplay because it has to be fun to play for your game to be successful. The only way to do that is by having a well-thought-out gameplay system. Now that you know the main steps of developing your online game, you should know how to make a successful online game that many will surely enjoy.