Women in the Gaming Industry: Representation is the beginning, opportunities are key.
On International Women’s Day, we commemorate the age-old fight for women’s rights and equality in every aspect of the word. This day is also an opportunity to keep empowering and showcasing women’s accomplishments everywhere. At times, we realise we are in the year 2022, still going through a global pandemic, and we notice paradigm shifts, […]
Way Too Hard Or Way Too Easy? The balance between anxiety and boredom in video games
Are you able to remember the last time you quit playing a game when you got stuck in one of its levels because you got too frustrated? Or on the other hand, do you remember a game that was so simple you eventually got bored and stopped playing it? Kind of disappointing, isn’t it? This […]
Case Study: Soft Launches
At Antidote, we are always reinforcing the core idea of what is essential when it comes to playtesting: it should be done at every stage of development. From the very first prototype analysis to the last test a week before the game goes live, the type of feedback you get is always going to help […]
Why did Microsoft aquire Bethesda?
On 9th March, Microsoft announced the completion of acquisition of the game publisher Bethesda, for 7.5 billion dollars in total. Interestingly, the most noticeable competitor of Microsoft Xbox – Sony PlayStation just obtained the PS5 exclusivity of two video games from Bethesda – Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo. In this article, we will have a discussion […]
UX Case Study: Stress Test
As the multiplayer landscape in video games evolves, so do the requirements and the elements added to it in order to provide new functionalities and mechanics. This creates an increase in multiplayer and simultaneous testing. Thus more and more companies want to make sure their servers are capable of handling large numbers of players and […]
6 Gaming Industry Events For This Summer 2021
Here are the most exciting Gaming Industry Events for this Summer 2021. From what we have seen so far, we can all agree that 2020 wasn’t the greatest year. Lots of Gaming Industry events and conferences were cancelled because of the pandemic, and therefore had to be done either online or postponed to 2021-2022.Unfortunately, not much […]
UX Case Study: Multiplayer and Simultaneous Sessions
Why should you go for Simultaneous or Multiplayer Testing? As the paradigm of games evolves, more and more developers show interest in including multiplayer elements in their game. Or they even create a core gameplay loop that entirely revolves around playing with people from all around the globe. Because of this, multiplayer testing and simultaneous […]
UX Case Study: Interviews and Focus Groups
Antidote User Experience Case Overview Previously under the needs of one specific video game studio, Antidote organized a focus group and in-depth interviews for its targeted players. The purpose was to get a better understanding on how to improve the user experience. The studio expressed their satisfaction and highly evaluated the results Antidote had achieved […]
The benefits of playing video games as a child.
With the increase of players in the gaming industry, it is no surprise that nowadays there are lots of parents and caregivers wondering how playing video games for hours will affect their children. In fact, you might be one of them reading this post right now, asking yourself: “should I be concerned about my child […]
10 Things you should do to get a job in the Gaming Industry
If you landed here you probably have been thinking about your future inside the Gaming Industry. In today’s post we are going to talk about the 10 most important things you should do in order to get your video-gaming dream job. Because remember, there is a big difference from being a hardcore gamer to actually […]