James Prucey provided information on creating a game without coding knowledge at Casual Connect USA 2014. “The first thing is define what your game is. You have to have a clear understanding of what you want to make, what the genre is,” he advised. “Part of that is also understanding what platforms you want to target.”
Prucey holds the world record at Star Castle, playing for 63 hours on one quarter. Because he cannot control himself, he no longer owns a console. As a result, he can now leave the house and actually get some work done. Nowadays, the iPhone is his favorite gaming device, where he enjoys playing casual games.
He has been developing iPhone games since 2008. Since then his company, Canned Bananas, LLC, has developed numerous apps on several platforms, including Facebook, Android, Windows, and iOS. His greatest success came with Lock N’ Roll, which was the number 1 dice game in Japan for a year and was nominated for the Best App Ever Awards in 2009 and 2011. The game has now been downloaded over three million times.
Prucey has just finished designing and building a prototype for a fast-paced and action-packed variation of Poker. The game is designed for short and rapid sessions, which are ideal for mobile. He hopes to bring this to market by the end of the year.
Catherine Quinton is a staff writer for www.gamesauce.org. Catherine loves her hobby farm, long walks in the country and reading great novels.