'Second Dinner,' the Orange County-based game development studio founded by Ben Brode, announced its first game titled 'Marvel Snap.' Ben Brode is a high-profile game developer who previously worked as the head game director for the massively successful 'Hearthstone' card game created by 'Activision Blizzard.' Marvel Snap is a mobile collectible card game (CCG) focused on streamlined gameplay.
Marvel Snap is centered around quick, snappy gameplay that requires constant, quick thinking. In this CCG, both players take their turns simultaneously. This means there is no waiting phase and no downtime for any player involved. This allowed Second Dinner to create a game where each round takes approximately three minutes.
One large deterrent for CCG players is wait times. Traditional card games such as 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel' and Magic: The Gathering: Arena' are turn-based and can take upward of fifteen minutes to complete one match. With Marvel Snap, Second Dinner wanted to create a quick, digestible experience for all fans to enjoy.
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Second Dinner Announced its First Game Title 'Marvel Snap'
1. Quick Gameplay - Streamlined gameplay for mobile collectible card games (CCGs) that allows for quicker match times, eliminating wait times and downtime during gameplay.
2. Simultaneous Turns - Simultaneous turn-taking provides players with a unique, fast-paced gaming experience designed to capture casual gamers while keeping experienced ones engaged alike.
3. Superhero-inspired Games - The use of popular Marvel heroes and storylines in mobile CCGs provide developers with a unique opportunity to tap into a loyal fandom while presenting new gameplay mechanics that provide an innovative experience.
1. Mobile Gaming - Mobile gaming companies can optimize game design by leveraging streamlined gameplay mechanics and make it accessible to less experienced gamers to tap into a larger audience.
2. Collectible Card Games (ccgs) - Developers can offer unique, faster gameplay mechanics that eliminate wait times that disrupt gamers' experiences, making their games more attractive to gamers who have limited time.
3. Entertainment and Media - With the rise of superhero movies and TV shows, mobile CCGs licensing popular character franchises can diversify and increase their audience and user base while taking advantage of the property's popularity.