Some days ago I was pondering what kind of games I like to play, and what kind of games I like to develop.
I kind of feel that “hardcore gamer” and “casual gamer” are a bit limited categories. I think that ten (or more) years ago I had tons of free time to spend into gaming. I played a lot. All sorts of action/rpg/sports/whatnot games over and over. All games I played could be considered to be “hardcore” type of games.
Today, I still play “hardcore” games. But the difference is that I play them casually. I don’t play 8 hours in a row. I don’t play every week. Sometimes a month or two might have passed and I notice that I haven’t played any video games. For the past weeks, I’ve taken some time to play some games casually.
A typical playing session for me could be that I spend like one hour playing some online multiplayer game, where the map hardly changes and rounds last like 10 minutes or so. The game is hardcore, my participation casual.
I feel this also affects on what sort of game I’m developing (and to some extend on what I’ve developed, or planned to develop).
I don’t see myself doing casual games, nor I have much interest in playing them. (With that being said, I’m of course checking them out and figuring out what works there, that could work elsewhere…)
Any other casual hardcore gamers (or developers) out there?