What if we took casual gaming to the next level? That’s Charlie Brooker’s idea in today’s Guardian column.
The biggest growth area in videogames right now is the “casual gaming” market. For “casual”, read “mainstream”. Effectively, this means games the average human being can relate to: anyone who’s lived in a house can grasp what The Sims is, for instance; anyone who’s played tennis knows how to swing a Nintendo Wii remote. Grand Theft Auto might not look like a casual game, but it certainly appeals to a wide demographic, namely anyone who’s ever fantasised about going berserk in a city (ie 98% of the population).
He goes on to suggest games such as Super Squabble Champ IV and Boundless Libertine Plus. Well worth a read.