Title: Measuring Success in Game Development
Author: Katy Farmer
Abstract: This DZone article by InfluxData Developer Advocate Katy Farmer discusses gathering metrics to measure success in your application. The article starts with an overview of the role of metrics as part of technology, especially in the Age of Instrumentation. Then the author explores the value of metrics in her own work by instrumenting Paper Pirates, a browser-based, Node.js game she created. She writes that “games are a goldmine of metrics” and notes the wealth of stats that games can provide to monitor performance. Then she explains how metrics help in tuning game performance and in improving gameplay.