Our Linkup Studio team eagerly embraced the client's vision and the desires of game enthusiasts to digitize the enduring, often complex live game user experiences. As a full-stack development and design partner, we transformed the traditional board game into the "Party Mafia" mobile app. We accelerated the match's pace, streamlined the rules for clarity, eliminated the need for a human moderator, introduced exciting new roles, and digitally combined the finest elements of one of the greatest board games ever.
The user flow and gaming experience, both convenient and engaging, have been widely celebrated worldwide. On Google Play, the app has surpassed 100,000 downloads, proving to be an ideal choice for games among family, friends, and various groups. The app is now live and continually attracting more users, offering them an incredible group gaming solution right in their pockets. Our client is thrilled with the growing interest in this dynamic and accessible mobile game experience.
A startup founder from San Jose with a background in game industry consultancy and software engineering recognized a gap in the market based on his extensive experience.
Mafia, renowned as one of the finest crime games, enjoys global popularity with millions of players. However, the founder identified several drawbacks, such as the lengthy duration of the game, a complex voting mechanism, and a set of rules that could be perplexing. For example, a standard game with ten players might take up to two hours. His ambition was to digitalize this exceptional concept, preserving the best elements of the existing rules while infusing the game with a more streamlined, energetic, and fast-paced rhythm to heighten player engagement.
To bring this vision to life in the form of a sophisticated mobile app game, the client turned to our team. Our goal was to craft a user experience that was not only convenient and enjoyable but also seamlessly functional across all iOS and Android devices.
Our team at Linkup Studio embarked on a journey to transform the traditional Mafia game into an engaging, fast-paced, and enjoyable digital experience. We tackled several tasks and developed key product components to enhance user enjoyment: