Immersion Breakers in JRPGs

Immersion is such a personal thing that it’s impossible to define one set of rules that would apply to everyone. For me, I would say a big part of immersion is staying consistent. This applies to the rules of your world or the characters themselves. As much as I love JRPGs they are frequently guilty […]

Why Do I Play Video Games?

Starting a job at a video game company made me view games in a different way. It made me think about what I did like about games in general. I realized I really love games where I can interact with a lot of things and hear what different characters have to say. It’s things like […]

Why Do I Play JRPGs?

When I was younger, it was a given that each new video game was going to get at least two playthroughs. The number of games I owned was very small and I couldn’t buy new games whenever I wanted. Life was hard as a young gamer. As I got older, I eventually got to the […]

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule may not be perfect, but the general idea of it is spot on. As this company grows, we want to make sure to never forget the things we love and hate as gamers ourselves. It seems like so many studios out there lose focus of this and it’s always to their long-term […]

Immersion is Key

At HexaNeph games, we strongly believe that the best video games are the most immersive ones. Many games can have great mechanics, good art, or enjoyable music. The best games, however, can pull off the ultimate magic trick: they distort time and space itself! A truly immersive game can make hours turn into minutes and […]

Designing Addicting Games

Video games are great. They’re a ton of fun to play and can be a cheap way to occupy your free time. They help people stay in touch with friends or even make new friends. Games are a far more interactive form of entertainment than just watching TV or movies. They keep your brain engaged […]

Avoiding Phone Game Pitfalls

For my very first post, I wrote an article critiquing common design shortfalls of phone games. For this article I want to talk about how I plan to avoid each of the mistakes I listed there while making Hint. Before we get too far into this article, however, consider yourself warned that there might be […]

Phone Games Suck

Well, most phone games suck.  Alright, fine, a lot of phone games suck.  For PC and console gamers this has been the sentiment for a long time.  But why?  Is it inherent to mobile gaming?  Most people with a Nintendo DS or even a Switch will disagree that handheld gaming is bad.  In fact, Nintendo […]