Software that can predict if a game will be a hit

By Derek Sooman on
Ready to be showcased at E3 this week, a new piece of software by a UK-based company claims to be able to predict whether a game will be a blockbuster success or a complete failure. The Strange Analyst software can help developers to perform competitive analysis to justify the industry potential of their game concept. Basically, it can tell you whether your game concept will be a commercial success or not - or so the claim states.

The software works by allowing developers to profile their potential game concept, compare it against the profiles of thousands of published games and quickly analyze their successful competitors. This, the thinking goes, will allow them to pitch sure-fire ideas to publishers.

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