The Art of Growth

Gianluca Cientanni
Jul 28 · 5 min read

Much like zucchinis, gaming communities come in all shapes and sizes, but unlike zucchinis, a whole science could be dedicated to the decision making and complex social interactions that result in the growth or decay of a game. Some have fallen from vertigo-inducing heights like Overwatch, and some are being resurrected from the dead like CS-GO. In this article, I’ll be examining Hi-Rez’s decision making that has caused SMITE to hit peak players 7 years after its birth.

Thor, Bellona and Skadi are presumably on their merry way to feed the enemy team.