How Not to Make Mobile Games

  • Published on Sep 8, 2017
  • Some of the tricks used by the most lucrative mobile games to manipulate and exploit their players.
    ### Credits ###
    Music is first: Dog Park by Silent Partner
    and then Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

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  • PolyMatter
    PolyMatter  Year ago +1376

    Hope you guys find this topic interesting? Feel free to give feedback.
    I've got another political theory video in the pipeline which should be really neat (not unlike the North Korea one). Probably the video after next, but I think it's going to be good!

    • Mihai Alexandru
      Mihai Alexandru 6 hours ago

      This is evil

    • Project SynTekky
      Project SynTekky 7 days ago

      I will pressure Congress to pass a law that bans mobile games.

    • In-game Event
      In-game Event 3 months ago

      These tricks are real but it's became old now. In Asian Mobile game market at least.

    • Dmitrii Kharlamov
      Dmitrii Kharlamov 5 months ago

      very interesting! it’ll help me make more money!

  • Olav Georg Jaksholt-Nokevje

    I always block notifications since they have no use really.

  • Magnaillusion
    Magnaillusion 17 hours ago

    So, mobile gaming companies in general make their games unenjoyable yet addictive for the sake of profit.
    Sounds like something EA would do.

  • Fyan Muhamad
    Fyan Muhamad 23 hours ago

    The title should be "How NOT to make Games" because AAA games these days are infected by this BS

  • Granquer
    Granquer Day ago

    This is depressing

  • read Is good
    read Is good Day ago

    make a vid about bad and good dlc.

  • iNoob
    iNoob Day ago

    EA clearly didn't read the "mobile" part...

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  • Yeuogu
    Yeuogu 2 days ago

    If i were to make a game, i would make obtainable as long they put effort to it and they dont need to buy it. For example currency energy and skins or costume, all obtainable.

  • 运命
    运命 2 days ago

    Why is the funeral march(Chopin) playing in the background?

  • WacManZ06
    WacManZ06 2 days ago

    Great, now EA has a cheat sheet for the mobile game market.

  • Gary The Snail
    Gary The Snail 2 days ago +1

    Mobile game makers: *takes notes*

  • ɆӾłⱠɆ 44
    ɆӾłⱠɆ 44 3 days ago

    Common sense lol

  • Nicholas has no surname

    Such a shame that Microsoft did this to most versions of Minecraft in that they added the marketplace. On Java edition it's all free anyway

  • Zeppy Brawl Stars
    Zeppy Brawl Stars 3 days ago

    Ads that’s what u do 999999999999999999999999 ads a day

  • OneWater4189580
    OneWater4189580 3 days ago

    What about the ones that add extreme time barriers that you can only skip by playing

  • RudRecciah
    RudRecciah 3 days ago +1

    *but it is the way to make money with games tho*

  • Ruben
    Ruben 3 days ago

    5:13 Sarcastic?

  • DRIFT_Denys200810
    DRIFT_Denys200810 3 days ago +1

    Ive never spent money on virtual games
    How did i do it
    If someone calls you a loser for not having virtual items ignore them and move on even if they are your best friend
    There are people in the gaming community who don’t judge you by cosmetics and are nice but these dumb British 9 year olds on fortnite who make fun of you are more common than people who don’t act like them
    Go solo i guess?

  • Icei 34 Errel
    Icei 34 Errel 3 days ago

    The 1st one describes EA

  • Super Dank
    Super Dank 3 days ago

    The guide to being EA

  • A K
    A K 3 days ago

    Buy not making them

  • CVerse
    CVerse 3 days ago

    You know which ones I hate the most? *SUBSCRIPTION BASED MICROTRANSACTIONS*

  • Targaryen Dynasty
    Targaryen Dynasty 4 days ago

    So be COC is what you say

  • Skip Mccrabs
    Skip Mccrabs 4 days ago +2

    How not to make mobile games
    Go to r/boneappletea for redemption

  • Skip Mccrabs
    Skip Mccrabs 4 days ago +1

    How not to make mobile games
    Go to r/bonappletea

  • Abandoned
    Abandoned 4 days ago

    No. I hate games asking you for money, having ads everywhere, poorly made.
    Remember when mobile games were good? In my mind I see a mobile game that has complete satisfaction, something that someone put their heart into, something good. No BS, no ads, no bad things. Only the good things should be on the App Store.

  • Real Ganstas
    Real Ganstas 4 days ago

    Lmao the office reffernce

  • Bruno Preto
    Bruno Preto 4 days ago

    If I get to many notifications I just remove the app, ain't here to be bothered by spam of apps. I like it simple.

  • Sinna HD
    Sinna HD 4 days ago

    I am always shocked how much money mobile games make. I have never spend a cent on mobile game.

  • Case Mackin
    Case Mackin 4 days ago

    I wish the days of the 99 cent games would come back :(

  • Eganati
    Eganati 4 days ago

    Don’t make shitty ads

  • Blastboys // Octave
    Blastboys // Octave 5 days ago +1

    Make a problem, sell a solution.

  • Nintendo Boy
    Nintendo Boy 5 days ago +1

    Yeah i hope we can return to the good old days of games on your phone.

  • fyqesema ,
    fyqesema , 5 days ago

    I like the cgp grey style

  • No One
    No One 5 days ago +1

    Remember people the title say “how *NOT* to create mobile game” so read carefully before disliking and watch to the end in case you forgot

  • jakarta gamer
    jakarta gamer 5 days ago

    aaannnddd that's why i would never spend a single cash on a game
    (except for some exceptions)

  • Milo Estobar
    Milo Estobar 5 days ago

    Thats why mobile game don't have their credibility... No one wants the tittle of "mobile-gamer" because it down right insulting...

  • Xaonic Infinity
    Xaonic Infinity 5 days ago +4

    Developers strategy: *exist
    Hackers: *I am going to destroy this man's whole career.*

    • Xaonic Infinity
      Xaonic Infinity 4 days ago

      @Migisan i lost hope that anyone would reply because the video is uploaded 1 year a go.

    • Migisan
      Migisan 4 days ago +1

      and that's why modded apks exist :)

  • Flexsor Music
    Flexsor Music 5 days ago

    Actually I always hated candy crash xd it's a wierd games period

  • heijasa
    heijasa 5 days ago

    Are you working for EA?

  • Xx Liberty xX
    Xx Liberty xX 5 days ago


  • Mrblue
    Mrblue 5 days ago

    This is bs this these videos are the reason mobile games are literally trash and toxic, these “tricks” are just manipulating little children or naive people. The fact you are trying to get people addicted and not even trying to make a descent game is the main reason the mobile game industry sucks balls no one likes micro transactions as you said a few naive children do. You are literally targeting naive children and people who get addicted easily manipulating them to buy stupid trash pay to win micro transactions, so you have moarales?

  • ReyhanAssasin 23
    ReyhanAssasin 23 5 days ago

    Litterally nobody:
    Not a single soul:
    Mobile ads: *cAn I cAn BeAt ThIs LeVeL oN 1 mInUtE*

  • Joepat1
    Joepat1 5 days ago

    Fortnite lol

  • Jaroslav
    Jaroslav 5 days ago

    we need a word to call these interactive surrogates. Calling this stuff "a game" is an insult to every good game creator out there.

  • Darkness
    Darkness 5 days ago

    666 dislikes wtf

  • pointer plays
    pointer plays 5 days ago

    this vid has 665 Dislikes i added one so its now sixsixsix

  • TheWebCon
    TheWebCon 5 days ago

    This is surprisingly eerie, especially with the music and scary truth of the facts.

  • Gaybread
    Gaybread 5 days ago

    The S T O N K S tutorial we all need

  • im replying to this comment

    DFFOO? Anyone

  • [MQ] Hasrul
    [MQ] Hasrul 6 days ago

    I think this from EA team it suck dont forget to put tons of ads to stupid

  • Anime Dude
    Anime Dude 6 days ago

    *EA in a nutshell*

  • The Creeper King
    The Creeper King 6 days ago

    This is actually really good for game design

  • Spiderlord 2264
    Spiderlord 2264 6 days ago

    The art of the deal. By Donald Trump

  • Sharif Sourour
    Sharif Sourour 6 days ago +1

    It’s weird how every other mobile game does the above, yet when I try to send my original game that has none of the above to the Apple App Store, the App Review Team hits me with Guideline 4.3 Design: Spam (Copycat section), their most ambiguous guideline. Anyway supposedly their doing so is more common since they are harder on Apps since 2017 but it still is ironic that you can find a million slot machine and sim management Apps that all pretty much have the same monetization scheme in the store already when I can’t send my simple high challenge highly replayable arcade style game that is buy it and get all content, end of discussion for a low price... it’s like they want the exploitative and unoriginal but then call those that aren’t “spam” & “copycat.” LOL they are calling me this week though, because I’ve communicated well with them, but others like my case who don’t may be being treated unfairly hypocritically by Apple.

    • Sharif Sourour
      Sharif Sourour 4 days ago

      @Fliyo MB Didn't know that... though suspected it. Anyway I've already talked to them on the phone and have decided they're basically not worth it! LMAO

    • Fliyo MB
      Fliyo MB 4 days ago +1

      This is why I dislike app store of apple. If the app won't gain money post-purchase, then they won't allow it on their system.

  • Kapri 4154X
    Kapri 4154X 6 days ago

    Assistant to the regional manager

  • UnrealCrash
    UnrealCrash 6 days ago

    This is why i never play mobile games

  • Epic Troll 6⃣6⃣6⃣

    This is why I have handheld and not playing mobile free2play games.
    And now my console is my handheld...

    • Migisan
      Migisan 4 days ago +1

      pretty depressing why PS Vita isn't even taken to gaming market. it was even more powerful than most of the gaming phones you see.

  • Not
    Not 6 days ago +5

    In my 26 years of life I have never paid a single cent to a mobile game after installing it

    • Icei 34 Errel
      Icei 34 Errel 3 days ago

      In my time of play FEH i never spent anything on summoning orbs

  • Kurt gaming
    Kurt gaming 6 days ago

    that's why i don't pay on games

  • Caleb Tilders
    Caleb Tilders 6 days ago


  • Outgunned Unicum
    Outgunned Unicum 6 days ago

    My Grandma broke that strategy. She already completed Candy Crush

  • vitalis emanuel
    vitalis emanuel 6 days ago

    we know but we still do

  • Efren Hurtado
    Efren Hurtado 6 days ago

    I love how your video provided me with enough enjoyment to keep me interested, but not enough to fully satisfy me. I shall sub!

  • Justa Peasant
    Justa Peasant 6 days ago

    Make sure you don't have too many broke customers. They won't buy as much

  • Alexander Compagnet
    Alexander Compagnet 6 days ago +1


  • DSRaptor
    DSRaptor 6 days ago

    Only add bitchs and ads with "mom vs. dad"

  • Jaballesteros
    Jaballesteros 6 days ago

    For the last time guys, EA doesn't do this. They make shitty DLC and shitty games, nothing else

  • Eduardo S.
    Eduardo S. 6 days ago +1

    *Buying anything from our in-game store disables ads*

  • Emtagaming
    Emtagaming 6 days ago

    This sound like an EA strategy

  • riccardo heryanto 10

    Some free player is never pay

  • Lil sniper Rifle
    Lil sniper Rifle 6 days ago


  • Logan Wroblewski
    Logan Wroblewski 6 days ago

    Oh so just be EA games. Got it.

  • MrBob
    MrBob 6 days ago

    mmmm sounds like EA

  • rosure7
    rosure7 6 days ago

    This video disgusts me... But they disgust me much more

  • Giga G
    Giga G 6 days ago +12

    This is the one of the reasons "why you can't called a gamer when just playing mobile games."

  • Jose Martin
    Jose Martin 6 days ago

    EA training

  • I Changed my Name Now
    I Changed my Name Now 6 days ago +1


  • Not a BOT
    Not a BOT 7 days ago +4

    First rule 1 : Let the professionals do the job.

  • Selim Galioglu
    Selim Galioglu 7 days ago

    Gonna start making Mobile Games now.

  • MiloTheFirst
    MiloTheFirst 7 days ago

    what ever happened to that follow up video? I have enjoyed every other of your videos since but I am curious what ever happened to that one

  • Angel Olivo
    Angel Olivo 7 days ago +1

    I waste money on FGO but that ain't stopping me from 5 Stars.

    RENARDO PINE 7 days ago

    This video is sponsored by EA Games.

  • James Esternon was here


  • Silent- Intro Creator and Roblox


  • onmaway o
    onmaway o 7 days ago

    EA follows this graph perfektly

  • Desi Car Guy PK
    Desi Car Guy PK 7 days ago +5

    Thats how MAFIA works :)
    Only real mobile gamers will understand

  • Jacob L.
    Jacob L. 7 days ago

    The IGG games are extremely successful they make so much money from people it’s a pay to play but you can free to play

  • Brandon Servis
    Brandon Servis 7 days ago

    Manager assistant... 200-250 years... LOL

  • Tilen Jarc
    Tilen Jarc 7 days ago +2

    This is how capitalism feels like

  • Cloudy Landcraft
    Cloudy Landcraft 7 days ago +2

    How NOT to Make Mobile Games:
    Do not make it

  • I don't know
    I don't know 7 days ago


  • patrickk
    patrickk 7 days ago

    oh you need to change to title
    "EA 101 how to be a shit developer"
    in my opinion there are few games on mobile that are truly made by good developers with intention of satisfying the player not getting money. mobile market is almost gone (you know what i mean) and its taking over normal pc gaming too. bethesdas fallout 76, EAs every game after 2011, trashnite by epic fucks. and its growing and soon bye bye video games. internet is falling apart and this cracks are filled not by things most of us love but by "internet heroes" ,snowflakes of internet, feminists, normies, journalists and generally world was physically pathetic before now its pathetic all around

  • Wolf Lover
    Wolf Lover 7 days ago

    How about be EA

  • Decibone
    Decibone 7 days ago +9

    When someone pays lots of money to play less of the game they paid for

  • Aerold Zeid Parcon
    Aerold Zeid Parcon 7 days ago +1

    EA - Pay to win.

  • Huesan
    Huesan 7 days ago

    And then one person glitches the game and get everything for free

  • Triple Dot
    Triple Dot 7 days ago

    ive never paid a single dollar in mobile game. but i can't say same thing on steam

  • Terra Craft
    Terra Craft 7 days ago

    You’re not immune to propaganda