speaker Micro The Rise and Rise of Idle Games

Continuing my series of popular and highly-rated talks on the genre, this iteration will examine the newest trends and successes for idle games. We'll look at their impact on browser and mobile games, how they fit into the free-to-play IAP ecosystem, best-practices for opt-in ad monetization, and what direction they are likely heading next. We'll also break out some of the specific components to understand them better and consider how to apply them to other genres.

Attendee Takeaways:

  • Common mechanics and tropes in the genre
  • How monetization works, both for IAP and opt-in ads
  • Insight into new ideas and themes and directions the genre is heading
  • Ideas around using the mechanics in non-idle genres


Anthony Pecorella (Kongregate)