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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 84 days 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 91 days 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 126 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] What was the most interesting game of 2012?
What do you think is the most important, influential or interesting game that was released in 2012, and why?
- Posted 154 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Is it dangerous to focus on whales?
Teut Weidemann has criticised the way that we present the data, saying: "This suggests whales is everything. But you simply don't tell that 50% of the revenue is done by the rest of the users, no you even...
- Posted 192 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Failure is definitely an option
One of the GAMESbrief design rules is that players must not fail, using examples such as Backbreaker and Bejewelled Blitz. It has also been one of the more controversial, with comments via Twitter and the web saying...
- Posted 199 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] What’s the difference between inspiration and plagiarism?
Electronic Arts and Zynga are locked in a court battle in the USA, with EA accusing Zynga of "persistent plagiarism" while Zynga counters that EA's actions are "anticompetitive". In the broader picture, we can probably all agree...
- Posted 241 days ago