Discipline Faculty

Designing Game System and Features for Live Games At Moonfrog Labs

Rakesh Menon

Guide
Dr Bibhudutta Baral

The objective of Rakesh’s project was to analyze the Baahubali game and design a new feature for it, which would help improve the game’s overall retention and improve revenues in the Indian market. Majority of Baahubali players are males and the popularity of the movie is the main factor that attracts players. Various components and mechanics are introduced over time. From a casual start, the game quickly ramps up and evolves into the mid-core game. During this transition from casual to mid-core, the game experiences a huge percentage of drop. A detailed study of the RTS genre and its origin, as well as the design changes undergone over the years was done.
An in-depth deconstruction of the top grossing RTS game Clash of Clan was also carried out. A detailed analysis of the Coin Master game was done, to understand how the game was making money when other games were failing in the Indian market.