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The Casual Gamer: Grinding, Energy Caps, and Other Arbitrary Limiters

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Casual Gamer

If you happen to be one of those individuals lucky enough to make video games for a living, then do me a favor. Have a seat, grab a drink, and listen up. Because as a gamer, I’m about to have a chat with you about a couple of elements of certain types of games that infuriate me. This isn’t because I want to hear myself gripe, but because I want you as a developer to start making better games.

So, comfortable? Good. Now pay attention. I want to chat about game mechanics that block forward progress. Let’s grind away at this issue.