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Nintendo is going to be the first major platform to embrace F2P. Here’s why.
Nintendo has decided to adopt the agency model for its self-publishing e-store. Microsoft has confirmed that it will be using the wholesale model, and I believe that Sony is doing the same. If that is the case,...
- Posted 3 months ago
20 million downloads later: What First Touch Games has learned about free-to-play
Score! was part of Apple’s 12 Days Of Christmas promotion, in which over the course of 12 days a different piece of paid content is given away for free. Score! was only one of three games included...
- Posted 7 months 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 8 months ago
Experiment and learn after launch: sales figures from Zombie Outbreak Simulator
This is a guest post by Saxon Druce from Binary Space Games, crossposted from his blog. As an indie game developer, I find it very helpful reading articles by other indie game developers about what did and...
- Posted 8 months 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 9 months ago
Why Apple doesn’t care about the Appstore
$7 billion sounds like a lot of money. That’s how much Apple has paid out to developers making apps for the Apple Appstore since the Appstore was launched in 2008. Given that 30/70 split in the favour...
- Posted 11 months ago
The problem with the iPad Mini isn’t the price: it’s the disappearance of the reality distortion field
Apple yesterday announced the iPad Mini. My Twitter feed was full of discussion, disappointment and tweets to articles on Gizmodo like this one. The heart of the article is that, compared with the Kindle Fire and Nexus...
- Posted 1 year ago