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  • angrybirdsgo
    Angry Birds Go! is F2P, and I’ve been working on it for ages

    I’m delighted that I can finally talk about a game I’ve excited about all year. It’s called Angry Birds Go!It’s Angry Birds. With downhill kart racing, and it’s free-to-play. It’s not out for another couple of months,...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • mario
    [Gamesbriefers] Free-to-play Mario?

    Mobile Mario must surely be on the agenda in Nintendo Towers. If it isn't - oh dear.

    • Posted 1 year ago
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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 1 year ago
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  • Freemium revenues have increased 4x on iOS in 12 months

    60% of social games monetisation comes from virtual goods. Ustwo's Whale Trail has achieved an eightfold increase in number of downloads per month since switching from paid to free. 85% of players do not return after the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Zynga and Rovio: the numbers [infographic]

    This great infographic puts the numbers on Zynga and Rovio side by side. With Rovio planning an IPO next year, it is doomed to the same crisis as Zynga? Can Zynga even hope to emulate Rovio's success...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Dear Rovio, please don’t IPO, you’ll kill the market

    Together with law firm Osborne Clarke, I host a lunch 3 or 4 times a year where a bunch of games companies and financial investors get together to chat about the games business and the difficulties of...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Yes, we’re in a bubble

    A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal arguing that valuations in the social games space were “frothy”, but we weren’t in a bubble yet. I’ve changed my mind (and written another...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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