With Ralph Ferneyhough
The market for computer games has changed radically over the last decade. The traditional image of the console gamer in a darkened room has been supplanted by the casual phone and tablet user with around 1 billion people worldwide playing games on such devices. Many of those games played are Free-to-Play or Freemium in nature – but what does this mean, and how does this work? The developers need to pay their bills, just like the rest of us, and how efficiently they manipulate you as the player to achieve this might surprise you.
Take a quick trip through the history and growth of this new market, and learn some of the secrets and tricks used to deliver a multi-billion dollar return from you and your leisure time.
Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.
They take place on the third Tuesday of each month.