Return to Strategy

A simple question that begs the question... where has all the strategy games gone... and how to bring them back.

As an aspiring game designer I have many questions. A question that has been bouncing around in my little noggin' is what happened to all the strategy games?

Sure we still have Civilization, and we have StarCraft, but the genre used to be huge and diverse. Some of the greatest games of all time fall within the genre. Chess for example.

Have we become a society where subtle strategy has to take a backseat to the instant gratification of the action shooter... no? Then tell me, what do you want from a strategy game? What would draw you to buy it over the visceral shooter selections that have become so popular?

Honestly, I have no interest in reading my own words. I truly want you responses, to learn what has become of this once great form of gaming, and what can be done to bring you all back to strategy.

Latest Jobs


Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bladework games

Remote (United States)
Senior Gameplay Engineer

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Academic in Game Arts and Animation

Fred Rogers Productions

Hybrid (424 South 27th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Producer - Games & Websites
More Jobs   


Explore the
Advertise with
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer


Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Advertise with

Game Developer

Engage game professionals and drive sales using an array of Game Developer media solutions to meet your objectives.

Learn More
Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more