Understanding User Behavior and Maximizing Player Retention with Patrick Rose – Ep 348 Shownotes

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Understanding User Behavior and Maximizing Player Retention

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Retaining players for any game is a constant challenge. While it’s an ongoing obstacle many of us face, sometimes, having a better understanding of players can go a long way.

Join us today as we delve into the realm of user behavior, exploring strategies to captivate and maximize player retention. Discover how understanding player psychology and implementing effective engagement tactics can transform indie games into lasting experiences that keep players coming back for more.

Q?Box Round Answers


We covered quite a bit today. Could you list 3 suggestions or tips you would recommend to indie devs based on our discussion?

  1. Focus on intrinsic motivation to create user engagement and therefore retention! I like to refer to the Self-determination Theory. Build all your features in accordance to this, and avoid extrinsic incentives that undermine intrinsic motivation.
  2. The strongest and most engaging game features are worthless, if your players can’t access them! Accessibility is key and extremely underrated.
  3. Measure! Retention and engagement metrics are key to understand were your players drop out, and your data often lead to more useful conclusions than just asking your audience.


How to get in touch with Patrick Rose

Website: https://linktr.ee/patrickrose


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickroseio

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@patrick_rose

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