I’m thinking about loops in mobile apps. One kind of loop I haven’t talked about yet: “session loops”.
Michail Katkoff, former PM on Clash of Clans at Supercell, talks about session loops as part of the core loop of Clash of Clans in this article.
Basically, a session loop is a loop that the player can complete in one session. In CoC, that might be:
- Log in, harvest resources from resource collector, close app and wait
- Log in, harvest resources, start construction on a new building, close app and wait
- Log in, use troops to attack, start building new troops, close app and wait