Publication: The New Stack
Title: Measuring Success in Game Development
Author: Katy Farmer
Abstract: This article, published in The New Stack and written by InfluxData DevRel Katy Farmer, begins with an overview of the role of metrics as part of technology, particularly in the Age of Instrumentation. Then Farmer explores the value of metrics in her own work by instrumenting an application she created: a browser-based, Node.js game called Paper Pirates. She notes that “games are a goldmine of metrics” and points out the wealth of stats they provide to monitor performance. Then she discusses how metrics aid in tuning game performance and improving gameplay.