Creating fun and successful new io games like slither.io, agar.io and splix.io is not easy. Not only do you need a new game idea, you also need to make sure your game follows these basic rules:
- Have the player be able to hop right into a game with one click.
- Keep it super simple to learn but difficult to master.
- Allow the player to “scale” their authority in-game compaired to other players. (Ex. In agario you grow a lot bigger and scarier the more you eat and scale your size.)
- And last but not least, they are either competitive or cooperative.
Just take a good look at slitherio. The basic game idea is very simple and the controls are very intuitive. It has a very nostalgic feel for older players that grew up with games like snake. It’s easy to play for anyone with little to no experience, but difficult to master. That makes it ideal because people can jump in and get hooked quickly. Not to mention the graphics are very captivating