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Angry Birds are Go! A great start for Rovio’s first AB F2P foray
I’ve been watching the launch of Angry Birds Go! closely, not least because I have been consulting on it since early this year. The initial results are promising: #2 on the top free chart and #20 on...
- Posted 4 months ago
Angry Birds Go! is F2P, and I’ve been working on it for ages
I’m delighted that I can finally talk about a game I’ve excited about all year. It’s called Angry Birds Go!It’s Angry Birds. With downhill kart racing, and it’s free-to-play. It’s not out for another couple of months,...
- Posted 6 months ago
[Gamesbriefers] Free-to-play Mario?
Mobile Mario must surely be on the agenda in Nintendo Towers. If it isn't - oh dear.
- Posted 11 months 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 1 year ago
Zynga and Rovio: the numbers [infographic]
This great infographic puts the numbers on Zynga and Rovio side by side. With Rovio planning an IPO next year, it is doomed to the same crisis as Zynga? Can Zynga even hope to emulate Rovio's success...
- Posted 1 year ago
Dear Rovio, please don’t IPO, you’ll kill the market
Together with law firm Osborne Clarke, I host a lunch 3 or 4 times a year where a bunch of games companies and financial investors get together to chat about the games business and the difficulties of...
- Posted 2 years ago
Yes, we’re in a bubble
A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal arguing that valuations in the social games space were “frothy”, but we weren’t in a bubble yet. I’ve changed my mind (and written another...
- Posted 3 years ago