Session Loops

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

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