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: How NFTs, metaverses and blockchain boost the evolution of the gaming industry
An ever-changing technological world In our current technological landscape, it’s not unusual for innovative advances or possibilities to suddenly appear and take the world by storm. The same thing can happen with older concepts, that can sometimes receive a massive spike in popularity from day to night. 2021 was a year full of challenges and […]
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 […]
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 […]
From Hardcore Gamer to UX Game Designer
As most of you might already know, the gaming industry is quite new and so it is the education related to it. In fact, it is so new that last year was celebrated the tenth anniversary of the first video game university degree in Spain. That is a very short time compared, for example, to […]
Rewards on Antidote – How do they work?
As you know, with Antidote you get to experiment and play the newest games while they are in development – but you can also get exciting rewards for doing so! These rewards are divided into 2 categories: Antidote Coins and Experience Points. While both of these rewards can be obtained by simply playing and testing games, […]
The Evolution of Racing Games (Part 1)
There is nothing like unleashing your inner speed demon while playing your favorite racing game. Choosing your favorite car and beating out the competition leaves you in a thrill that other games can’t match. To all of you who enjoy the excitement of racing games, do you really know the humble beginning of this great […]