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Why I haven’t bought Frozen Synapse on iPad for £4.99 yet
Frozen Synapse from Mode 7 Games is by all accounts a great game. It is in my preferred genre (strategy), on my preferred device (iPad). Why haven’t I played it yet? Because it costs £4.99. I’m now...
- Posted 1 day ago
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 25 days 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 38 days ago
Mary Meeker’s Internet trends–a must-read as usual
Kleiner Perkin’s Mary Meeker has issued her latest Internet trends, and it is a must read as usual. The big things I take away are the shocking speed of the fall of Wintel operating systems (Windows/Intel), displaced...
- Posted 162 days ago
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 194 days ago
The challenges of porting a PC game to iPad
The PC is undeniably a great place to start out as an indie dev. Its open nature, coupled with a vast pre-existing knowledge base, make it an ideal platform to create and market innovative titles. However, once a...
- Posted 242 days ago
Just look at how fast the iPAD installed base is growing
Mary Meeker has released her annual review of Internet trends. I am still digesting it, but this chart leaped out at me. It shows how fast iPad penetration is ramping up compared to the speed of penetration...
- Posted 353 days ago