I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the video game industry, because it’s dramatically different today than it was just a few years ago. Mobile games are pwning – by way of the word free – and in some ways they’re still just getting started. Publishing and distribution have re-structured themselves, and thousands [...]
As Dean correctly notes, that’s a solid indicator that the toughest problem in mobile gaming is discovery and monetizing F2P [...]
This looks promising. Great devs behind it. And DeNA. And Unity. I hope this game gets serious traction along the road to higher mobile quality games. They’ve been touting their control scheme as a major feature and, although it’s not exactly brand new or 100% unique [...]
[Kiloo chief creative officer Simon] Moller believes that this works because it pools knowledge and skills. Sybo worked as animators on a previous Kiloo project, so everyone knew they had development skills. Kiloo, on the other [...]
If you’re interested in the kinds of transitions taking place in the video game industry, this Matt Chat interview with Chris Taylor is required viewing. The interview was at the end of January; within weeks Chris killed the Kickstarter for Wildman and Gas Powered Games was acquired by Wargaming.net. Chris [...]
Dean’s latest DeanBeat is a well-written, sober little piece on Zynga right now. BTW, I don’t say it often enough, but Dean is one of our industry’s journalistic treasures — Dean, please do keep up the great work.
Anyway here’s a money quote:
Plenty of people hated what Zynga became, [...]
Critical Path is a video project recently announced by Artifact Studios. The website has a slew of interview snippets with many of the game industry’s best-known game developers and is worth checking out.
Supposedly the project will end up as a single documentary that combines all of the interviews into a [...]
Like a lot of Americans, my wife and I love movies. I’d say we’re above average film consumers, due in no small part to my love of theatre and film from an early age, as well as her years as a performance artist documenting much of her work on video and/or film.
So a [...]
In what will surely be one of the most awesomest April Fools entries this year, let’s hear it for Google’s Google Maps 8-Bit for NES (mobile version available on Game Boy!). Make sure you check these out:
What a great post from Bronnie Ware, which prompted her to write a book, in which she lists the five most common regrets that terminally ill patients had on their way out of this world. “I wish that I let myself be happier” is the one I find most interesting. As [...]