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Free-to-Play Summit: Casino Royale Meets Battle Royale: Winning Big with Casino and Mid-Core Hybrids

David Fox  (CEO, Double Coconut)

Location: Room 2006, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

In 2019, the game Coin Master by Moon Active became one of the top-grossing mobile titles and hasn't slowed, ascending to the summit of not just the casino charts, but the broad games category. A brain-dead three-reel slots game at its core, the title cleverly combines a casual Saga Map and city building meta-game with effective mid-core multiplayer mechanics such as attacking, defending, and stealing… ultimately making its popularity appeal far beyond the typical casino player. And this isn't a one-hit-wonder. Earlier this year, Monopoly Go! rehashed a similar formula using dice and the classic board game rather than a slot machine, giving Scopely a huge hit.

What makes these strange hybrid games tick? We'll lift the curtain and delve beyond the obvious. Further, what other casual and mid-core mechanics could potentially be blended with an inner casino loop to entice and keep players hungry to return, play, and spend? We'll share a medley of soup-starters that your own studio can spin until it hits the jackpot.


Understand the appeal of creating hybrid mobile game genres and come away with some directions to try.

Intended Audience

Free to play mobile developers who may be experts at casino, casual, or mid-core who may be missing out by combining pieces of all three genres.

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