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Why I haven’t bought Frozen Synapse on iPad for £4.99 yet
Frozen Synapse from Mode 7 Games is by all accounts a great game. It is in my preferred genre (strategy), on my preferred device (iPad). Why haven’t I played it yet? Because it costs £4.99. I’m now...
- Posted 2 days ago
Why a gaming startup is a good idea
Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail wrote an excellent series of Tweets (summarised here) on what takes to start a games business. TL;DR: JFDI He says you start. Get on with it. Make the best game you know how to....
- Posted 10 days ago
Don’t be these guys
Super Monster Bros by Adventure Time Pocket Free is no longer available on the AppStore. This video from IGN shows why. If you are going to make F2P games, don’t be like Adventure Time Pocket Free....
- Posted 12 days ago
Journalists: Mind Candy has not made $250 million in revenue from merchandising
Mind Candy, the great British success story that makes Moshi Monsters, is 5 today. It is marvellous achievement by Michael Acton Smith, Davinia Knowles and the many talented people past and present who have contributed to its...
- Posted 18 days ago
Help the Curve: your ideas needed. Please.
I’m in the final stretch of writing The Curve, my book on how to make money when everything is going free. The heart of the argument is that free is not something to be frightened of, or...
- Posted 24 days ago
Apple’s share price fall is all Apple’s fault
Today, PocketGamer reported that Apple’s market valuation had fallen 43% since 19 September, 2012, a drop that is bigger than the entire market capitalisation of rival Google. Meanwhile journalist Craig Grannell berated Apple analysts for having inflated...
- Posted 26 days ago
Why Disney was always going to kill LucasArts
Last year, Disney bought Lucasfilm from George Lucas, bringing the Star Wars franchise under the Disney umbrella. Yesterday, they killed LucasArts, the inhouse development studio responsible for seminal games such as X-Wing, The Secret of Monkey Island...
- Posted 45 days ago