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1.7 billion downloads and you only make 152 million euros in revenue?
Angry Birds maker Rovio today revealed some financial figures, as reported in the Guardian. EUR152.2 million in revenue EUR55.5m in net profit 45% of revenue from consumer products such as plush toys (EUR68.5m) 1.7 billion downloads of...
- Posted 47 days ago
I love this Amazon recommendation
While I was at GDC, Amazon sent me this recommendation. Apart from the foolishness of trying to sell me my own book, I loved receiving this email. Can you see why?
- Posted 47 days ago
Conferences. A lot of conferences.
I’ve been listing out all the conferences I spoke at, moderated or chaired in 2012. This is my quick list: the Free To Play Summit masterclasses on "how to make money from Free To Play Games" in...
- Posted 66 days ago
Hay Day and Beer: a toxic interaction?
I consider myself, emotionally, as a true fan, not a whale, even if my spending has not yet reached whale levels. There is one thing troubling me though. Each time I bought currency, I had had a...
- Posted 69 days ago
Five reasons why Apple’s loss of its IAP class action lawsuit is good for the industry
Apple was recently sued in a class action suit over minors who were able to download in app purchases for their games without the permission of the account holder. Apple defended the suit at first but recently...
- Posted 77 days ago
GAMESbrief readers: come, make the UK videogame tax breaks work
The British Film Institute has just advertised two vacancies for the glamorously named Certification Analyst (Video Games). What they mean is that they need to two people to assess applications for the soon-to-be-implemented tax breaks for the...
- Posted 84 days ago
The Curve: how the videogames industry is showing how to make money when everything is going free
I’m deep in the drafting of my next book, The Curve, to be published by Penguin in October 2013. One of the things that I believe in doing is in testing my ideas, theories and arguments in...
- Posted 89 days ago