Accretion – Design by Landfill: A Longterm Strategy? – Extra Credits

Accretion happens when, instead of fixing broken mechanics, developers just build new ones and let the old ones become obsolete. It allows longterm projects like MMOs and yearly sequels to keep going as the new teams pick up where the old ones left off, but it can also bog the game down and make it completely inaccessible to new players. Subscribe for new episodes every Wednesday! (—More below) _________ Thanks again to our guest artist, Eli Alaimo! Check out more of Eli’s work: Website: Twitter: Get your Extra Credits gear at the store! Play games with us on Extra Play! Watch more episodes from this season of Extra Credits! Talk to us on Twitt

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