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  • Ionage_1
    Early challenges launching Ionage free-to-play

    The IAPs in Ionage work a little differently to the majority of F2P games. Although the exact implementation is a little different to the plan I laid out in my last article, the main goals are the...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Macy's
    Becoming a Mobile Bloomingdale’s: Merchandising Free-to-Play

    Should every free-to-play game be a virtual shopping experience? Opinions vary, but if your bread and butter is microtransactions then there’s a strong case for learning how to merchandise. Not everybody will want to implement the same...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • motor world
    Better freemium design | Motor World: Car Factory

    This is a guest post from consultant Ben Sipe crossposted from his blog As a Game & Monetization Consultant I’m constantly playing mobile games. I tried to play every game that popped up into the Top 100...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Playmobil Pirates Takes Its Name Very Literally

    Making fremium games for children is a delicate exercise, one that requires respect, restraint and a focus on value for money, trust from parents and never, ever taking advantage of kids' natural tendency to be obsessive idiots....

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Sell emotion, not content: Free-to-play Design Rule 13

    Selling content is what content creators do, right? Not any more. Now that digital distribution has made it incredibly cheap to share content on the web, consumers are increasingly refusing to pay for it.

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • I must not fail: Free-to-play Design Rule 12

    Free-to-play games are all about success. That does not mean that players can’t have to use skill (see Free-to-play Design, rule 4: Complexity in layers). It does mean that they get rewarded for just turning up.

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Kill the tutorial: Free-to-play Design Rule 11

    In those first few minutes, you have to convince me, body and soul, that this is game is worth investing my precious time in. You get one shot at it. Make it a good shot.

    • Posted 2 years ago
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