Still pushing its way through a slowly saturating battle royale genre, Fortnite managed to set itself apart from other games, by trading in the deep, military action genre, and in turn replacing it with bright, vivid colors and cartoon graphics. And it is not just that, the game favors an out of this world freeflow building system, unlike any other in the gaming world, allowing every gamer to fully embrace their creativity in-game.
The game brings together the perfect mix of shooters, and builder games ever made. In 2017, one month after its release, It had managed to sell over 500,000 copies, and by the next month, that number grew to over one million. Even managing to win gaming awards such as Best ongoing game, as well as Best multiplayer game. So what exactly is it that has kept this ‘fort’ standing?
Fortnite uses the Unreal game engine. Other famous names used by this engine are: Batman: Arkham night, Mass Effect 2, etc. this Unreal engine, stabilizes the game more, giving you that fluid experience in character movements, as well as environmental destruction you keep going back for.
Let’s face it, one of the main reasons this game is still standing is this unique ‘destroy and build’ concept. Destroying anything that is on your path is a somewhat dangling carrot no gamer can refuse. Furthermore, the different materials we get to select from (Wood, Metal, Brick) each with their own strength and speed when building, brought an entirely new competitive nature to this franchise.
Epic games, really pulled out the guns on this one! Well, literally in the game yes, and figuratively as well. To minimize boredom, they gave each user the option to purchase skins from their in-game stores to give a little more life to the already colorful game. There is nothing more fulfilling than customer characterization, and they nailed it with the availability of different skins for your avatar. Though the character customization is not as detailed, hey, you don’t have to see the same skin always!
By far the most innovative concept used by epic games. The release of new seasons after periods of time is a strategy that will remain to keep the franchise on gamers minds. With the release of new seasons, Epic games (Fortnite) release a whole lot of goodies to keep players invested and investing in the game. With every season, they add on a new item, or items into the game, giving it a new feel. The items could be new guns, new vehicles for moving around the map quicker, an extension or change on the map, additional skins, or last but not least, new fun game modes to play with your mates. These additions of activities and events keep the game exciting, you can’t get bored of something new everytime right?
Probably the best thing about the game, the entire multiplayer concept. Being able to play as a team with your gaming friends is blissful. trying to be the last squad standing puts all members of the squad in the same position Famous character was in in the book ‘The Hunger Games’. Your squad can go head to head with other squads on the map to battle for the last team standing.
Perhaps the funniest addition to this cartoon game. The game comes with a variety of ‘taunts’ and dances that give gamers a laugh when used. since you can never really have enough taunts, epic games, therefore, releases new dances on occasion and with every new season, Introducing dances that are trending in the society, or that are just simply…funny! Either way, your avatar will be spotted breaking down and showcasing a few ‘moves’ once or twice whenever you play the game.
Above are just some of the reasons this game will continue to remain strong, it is evident that the creative department, as well as every other department involved in the success of this game, are really collaborating and working towards continuous improvement, which is the reason for managing to exceed previous season expectations all through, clearly showing they have what it takes to keep this Fort standing tall for quite some time.