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  • Does Michael Acton Smith stepping aside as CEO at Mind Candy mark the end of the company behind Moshi Monsters?

    News broke today that rockstar entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith is stepping aside as CEO of Mind Candy, the company behind kids’ brand Moshi Monsters. “I love this company, I’m obsessed with it but Mind Candy is a...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Oscar Clark
    Player driven development

    In this guest post, Oscar Clark reflects on a conversation he had with Playstation Home’s Katherine de Leon at the Digital Dragons conference in Krakow. The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries has had as much a profound...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Drawing by Elizabeth Simins from visual essay on reAction
    How to avoid diversity pitfalls in your studio

    Right now, there is growing awareness of diversity issues in the game industry. There is no shortage of developer mishaps in the news, and more critics are pointing out the problematic aspects of games. Many of these...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Crunch-free, commute-free, child-friendly: making games the Lady Shotgun way

    Almost a year ago I set up Lady Shotgun, a game dev company with a core objective to have our entire workforce working flexible hours from home. A huge factor behind this rather unconventional approach to development...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Best of British: game jamming for cross-promotion and community

    In July this year a team of independent developers descended upon Mind Candy's offices in Shoreditch for a 48-hour gamedev lockdown. The jam was a fantastic opportunity for cross-promotion, as well as building a developer community, sharing...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Computer Science is not the answer to everything

    I do not agree with the seemingly-widespread consensus that getting more young people into computer science degrees is a magic bullet. It wouldn’t provide 90% of students with the breadth of skills they need for where the industry...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Multitask

    This guest post was originally published at digiogi and is reproduced here with kind permission of Steve Taylor When my powerhouse (mother, wife, MD) friend Jaya Chakrabarti asked me at the beginning of this year, via this...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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