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Figure 2-4: SAS: Zombie Assault 3
“With that being said,” says Cupp, “changing themes of games can often change the audience. An example
of this is Bio Gems—a fighting or combat element is added to a match-3 puzzle, making it more attractive to
teenage males compared to the typical match-3 game.” (See “Hybrid Genre or 'Twist' Games” for more inform-
Tower Defense, Launcher, and (on Kongregate)
High-Budget Games
Greg McClanahan of Kongregate says, “Tower defense and launcher games are especially popular right now.”
See Figure 2-5 .
For Kongregate's top-rated games, go to .
“If you sort Kongregate by rating, you'll see these two types dominating by a degree disproportionate to how
many of them we have on the site.”
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