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[Gamesbriefers] How would you save Zynga?
It was recently reported that Zynga’s market value was less than the value of its cash holdings and the property it owns in San Francisco. If you were suddenly asked to replace Mark Pincus, what would you...
- Posted 208 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 243 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] What is more important – the first purchase, or repeat business?
Following Gasketball’s well-publicised problems, Tadhg Kelly argued the developer’s difficulties stemmed from misunderstanding freemium. To Tadhg, freemium is all about “earning repeat business”. Via Twitter, Benjamin Cousins disagreed, arguing that the first purchase is the priority for...
- Posted 264 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Should Pitfall have launched for free?
Activision recently launched a revival of a 30-year-old IP with a paid iOS version of Pitfall. They have taken a Paymium approach, combining a 69p up-front purchase price with IAPs. The game has consistently been in the...
- Posted 271 days ago
Is iOS game Tiny Tower on track to make $3 million in its first year?
On holiday in France, I've been playing Nimblebit Tiny Tower on my wife's iPad. It's a marvellous game (like a free-to-play version of Little Computer People, if you are old enough to remember that), and I'm busy...
- Posted 678 days ago