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“The platform itself doesn’t have any value” – why games were crucial to GREE’s success
Zoya Street interviewed Eiji Araki, Vice President of social games at GREE, as part of his research for the book on the history of mobile games that he is currently crowdfunding. In this extract from that interview,...
- Posted 11 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 2 years ago
I hope GREE never wants developers to trust their platform again
Over at PocketGamer.biz, the mobile mavens have been discussing the decision by GREE to shut down its Open Feint service with 4 weeks notice, at the height of the holiday season. Dave Castelnuovo, founder of Bolt Creative...
- Posted 3 years ago
Did OpenFeint really just sell for 368x revenues?
Earlier this week, Japan’s Gree bought OpenFeint for $104 million. The nice thing about Japanese transactions is that listed companies have to give details of the transaction. Here are the details they gave about the underlying revenues and...
- Posted 4 years ago