The global electronic gaming industry has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic has caused disruptions to production and distribution due to lockdowns and travel restrictions, it has also led to a surge in demand for electronic games as people look for ways to entertain themselves while staying at home. As a result, both new and classic games have seen record-breaking sales, with some titles achieving unprecedented success. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the industry has adapted and continued to thrive, and it is expected that the trend of increased demand for electronic games will persist even after the pandemic subsides.
As one of the best-selling game developers in recent years, during the pandemic, a classic SLG mobile game, “Evony: the King's Return,” made a strong comeback. This game allows players to freely choose between multiple civilizations and provides more realistic strategy gameplay, attracting a large number of SLG enthusiasts. As the game's popularity continued to rise, it won the NYX Silver Award in the first season of the 2022 NYX Game Awards and has earned well-deserved recognition from both players and the industry.
David Guo, founder of Evony: the King's Return
David Guo, the co-founder, and CEO of Top Games Inc., a leading online gaming company, has an impressive record of success. His journey to becoming a successful game developer and marketer began with his passion for gaming.
In an interview, David Guo (Yaoqi Guo) revealed that he too is a gamer at heart. As a child, he was drawn to the exciting and immersive world of electronic games. As he grew older, David continued to explore the gaming world and soon became enamored with the behind-the-scenes work of game development. He decided to take his passion for gaming to a whole new level.
Through his deepening exploration of the gaming industry, David discovered that many gaming companies do not prioritize user experience and satisfaction. This was the reason he joined Top Games Inc., a company that is dedicated to providing top-notch player experiences and services.
David also understands that gaming is not just a hobby but a way of life for many players. He believes that game design should take this into consideration and strive to create an experience that fosters a sense of connection and camaraderie among players. He also believes that game design should incorporate a sense of progress and personal growth, allowing players to spend a part of their lives in the game.
Good management strategy
Apart from strictly ensuring the user experience and product quality, David Guo also acknowledges that the hard work and dedication of the employees are the main contributors to the success of Top Games Inc. To fully unleash the innovative potential of new employees, the company provides them with a training camp and platform to showcase their skills. Top Games believes in the innovative abilities of its employees and encourages them to grow with the company by investing in and supporting a positive and supportive work environment.
Benjamin Gifford, the Executive Vice President of Top Games Inc., firmly believes that a good idea can come from any member of the company. He also encourages all members to explore all aspects of the business and strive for improvement. The development team now uses a new approach that pursues excellence instead of perfection. He explains that constantly striving for the perfect product will only make them fall behind fast-updating and innovative competitors, putting them at a disadvantage. Under the leadership of David Guo and Benjamin Gifford, Top Games Inc. has released several high-quality games such as “Mafia Origins” and “Plague of Z”, both of which have a high rating of 4.4 on the Google Play Store.
Progress never stops
Although Top Games Inc. is already renowned in the industry, they remain committed to innovation and exploration, especially as the metaverse continues to evolve. They believe that the metaverse will unlock new possibilities for virtual reality experiences, allowing users to engage in activities that are not possible in the real world. Moreover, the 3D city environment will provide players with an even more immersive and realistic gaming experience. David Guo is confident that Top Games will continue to bring popular games to users worldwide, constantly seeking ways to enhance the player experience and leave a lasting impression.