The Rise of Player Automation in Video-Games

A look into the rise of less hands-on gameplay in modern video-games and how it is shaping the industry.

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Jun 23 · 9 min read


School life vs work life is actually more similar than one would first imagine. However, school provides more opportunities for social interaction which can lead to a quicker spread of information and recommendations. Image source: Freepik

An example of what a possible day schedule could be for an average full-time employed person. Image generated by: meta-chart.com

A rough estimation of the free time a child at school could have. Image generated by: meta-chart.com

The playground is a massive sandbox of potential in terms of spreading information about a trending product. Photo by Bambi Corro on Unsplash
Slack is a communication tool for the workplace. Whether or not it is an efficient communication tool, the lack of face to face communication with a mass pool of people limits reach of product advertisement via word of mouth. Image source: Slack

Adults can enjoy content aimed at children but children, by laws and regulation cannot enjoy content aimed at adults. Image source: KITATUS
Whether it is the worry of being judged by others or just simply not enjoying the content — being showered by content made for a demographic you don’t fit in can quickly make you lose interest in the product and could lead to feeling various negative emotions. Image source: BBC

Games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic toyed with the ideas of companion AI which would collect resources for you. Image source: Bioware / Electronic Arts.
Mortal Kombat 11 features an AI battle system where the AI will play the matches for you, allowing you to keep all the rewards collected during AI play. Image source: Warner Bros / Netherrealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 11 has various in-game purchasables from characters to konsumables, a virtual currency used to unlock new skins and items. Image source: AndroidCentral / WB Games / Netherrealm Studios

Even with the AI Battle system, it was an enormous time sync to unlock all the achievements of Mortal Kombat 11. Image source: TrueAchievements

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