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[Gamesbriefers] Is mobile over for the little guy?
Question: Kristian Segerstrale was an early investor in Supercell (hey, Kristian). He recently wrote that “Few mobile / tablet games will be made with combined production and marketing budgets below $1M in the future.” Kristian has form...
- Posted 1 month ago
[Gamesbriefers] What makes you back a crowdfund campaign?
What campaigns have you backed recently, and what made them stand out in your eyes?
- Posted 2 months ago
[Gamesbriefers] Crowdfund fumbling a sign of failure for Ouya?
OUYA announced it would match-fund Kickstarted games that committed to OUYA exclusivity. Then some people thought some games gamed the system by getting friends and family to complete their funding, in order to trigger the OUYA funding....
- Posted 3 months ago
Dealing with online bullying and public criticism
Following Phil Fish’s dramatic retreat from online communication, I’ve been reflecting on one particular point that came out of the discussion about his problems. Many people say that ‘trolls’ are an inevitable part of the digital landscape,...
- Posted 4 months ago
What do employers look for when recruiting game developers? [Gamesbriefers]
Free-to-play game design is iterative, responsive and agile. That changes the nature of the programming skills and attitudes that you need. What are the attributes that you look for in a game developer when recruiting?
- Posted 10 months ago
[Gamesbriefers] Is it better to go it alone than to trust a publisher with your game?
Three developers recently published an open letter alleging that a UK publisher Lace Mamba had failed to pay the minimum guarantees it had promised, had distributed games in territories where it did not hold the rights and...
- Posted 10 months ago
[Gamesbriefers] Will 2013 be the year of disillusionment for mobile?
In 2012, both F2P and mobile gaming did amazingly well, until pretty well everyone would admit that they have their upsides and are here to stay. Legions of ex-console developers have dived into mobile. How much of a...
- Posted 11 months ago