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  • [Gamesbriefers] Will VR be free-to-play?

    Question: The first range of consumer VR headsets are likely to be hitting the market shortly, led by the Samsung Gear VR. Will VR be a console-style device, where pay-upfront pricing dominates? Or will the platform trend...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] The $2.5 billion question

    Question: So Microsoft dropped $2.5 billion on Minecraft. Unity is rumoured to have turned down an acquisition offer at a slightly smaller number. Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion. If you had that kind of money,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] Should you outsource PR?

    Question: When an indie game is successful, the press attention can be completely overwhelming. Dong Nguyen says that it ruined his simple life. Some indies outsource their PR so that they can focus on development, but others...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] Is mobile over for the little guy?

    Question: Kristian Segerstrale was an early investor in Supercell (hey, Kristian). He recently wrote that “Few mobile / tablet games will be made with combined production and marketing budgets below $1M in the future.” Kristian has form...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] Will the big next-gen console title be Free-to-Play?

    This generation’s Call of Duty will be a freemium title. Do you agree? Please show your workings.

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Thoughts on PR from Mode 7

    This is a guest post by Paul Taylor of indie studio Mode 7 games. The New Indie PR When we started Mode 7, the idea of a PR strategy was a bit silly: nobody cared about indies...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Frozen Synapse – A Business Mini-Postmortem!

    Premium can Work: People are willing to pay for something that delivers on a very specific promise and fills a specific need; higher-priced games can work in the indie space, especially as the majority of units are...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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