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  • Never accept “we’ll do the PR for your game with a value of $50,000” in your publishing contract.

    Over at MobileDevMemo, Eric Seufert has written an extremely useful post on working with a publisher for your free-to-play game. In particular, he highlights that a publisher should be able to commit serious cash AND serious expertise...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • [Gamesbriefers] How should you negotiate a kill clause?

    I recently got an anonymous question about "kill clauses": in particular, publishers and/or IP holders retaining the right not to release a game.

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Going global with local help

    Deputy Editor Zoya Street has been trying to make sense of the bewildering array of platforms and services available to mobile game developers. In this post, he looks at four companies helping developers to publish their games...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Independent developers need partners, not “publishers”

    This is a guest post from Giordano Contestabile of Tilting Point Media. Will Harbin, CEO of social games developer Kixeye, recently gave a Casual Connect keynote speech with the provocative title of “Self-Publish or Die.” The gist...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Penny Arcade leads the way

    Yesterday, my Twitter feed was full of the news that Penny Arcade, the successful ad-funded business, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to remove the need for it to sell ads. The response was pretty negative. Words like...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Why your game should be free to play

    If you were to believe free-to-play evangelists like ngmoco’s Ben Cousins or PopCap’s Giordano Contestabile, then anyone asking whether or not free-to-play is a fad has missed the boat. It’s not the future anymore, they argue, because...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Why a publisher should buy GAME group

    I was speaking at the European Cloud Gaming Summit yesterday and amidst warning people about the upcoming under-12 revolution I made the suggestion that some of the well-heeled publishers in the room should buy GAME Group (the...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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