Dots creators were inspired by personality-neutral board games

05/17/2013 | All Things D

The creators of Betaworks' popular Dots game say their inspiration was old-fashioned board games that were more personality-neutral than many modern applications. "I think the key is optimizing for longevity instead of optimizing for mobile. When you look at old board games, there were no in-app purchases, right? And yet we've been coming back to them for years," co-creator Patrick Moberg says.

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