Gimmick Free! That’s the new motto of Game Scorpion Inc. an indie game company located in Canada. Releasing their latest title called Knights of Riddle, the company plans on introducing gaming that focuses on a gimmick free experience for its users. Loot crates? No thanks! Pop-up ads at every turn? Not in these games. The goal of Game Scorpion Inc. in 2021 and beyond is to focus on developing gimmick free games for players to play rather than the usual experiences that have haunted the mobile and game industry these past years providing players with a sub-par experience and costing them hundreds if not thousands of dollars in micro-transactions.
The game that Game Scorpion Inc. created is called Knights of Riddle, a fantasy adventure game along the lines of Zelda or Final Fantasy, bringing old school style hack and slash battles along with colorful graphics reminiscent of games from the past. The focus is on giving players a fun and enjoyable game to play without all the hoopla of loot crates and plethora of ads and popups bombarding their game experience. The game features quests and puzzles as well as battles and storylines for them to experience on mobile devices like Apple iOS, Google Play and Amazon as well as for PC via Steam. This is the first in a series of games in the universe of Ryina with a Third Person Shooter as well as an eSports and Visual Novel/Story style game planned for the future as part of the overall set of games.
When it comes to the games of today, spending a small amount in a game for virtual currency may seem harmless but the prices do add up. What’s worse is that we hear stories of players who have spent hundreds and some into the thousands of dollars on games that provide sub-par value when for the same price players can buy the latest consoles with the top games.
Painful experiences like these are caused by larger companies using addiction mechanics to put players into a state of addiction which not only helps them make money but also can cause mental and emotional health challenges for players. It’s no secret that the industry is ridden with borderline gambling grey areas such as loot crates and bad habits that make players pay for things that games should already come with, such as extra lives or a ‘game skin’.