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[Gamesbriefers] Low to high, or high to low?
A GAMESbrief reader asked whether he should list his virtual currency from most expensive to least expensive in his store, or the other way round. What advice do you have for developers thinking about how to lay...
- Posted 8 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Is there a good way to sunset a game?
What do you think the impact of sunsetting games will be on consumer comfort with spending money on virtual goods. Is there a “good” way of shutting down? Is it an inevitability of online games, particularly in...
- Posted 17 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Should you lead on iOS or Android?
If you were starting development on a brand new tablet/mobile game for a new studio, would you lead on iOS or Android and why?
- Posted 37 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Is alcohol-enhanced spending a problem?
I’ve been playing Hay Day and enjoying it. Level 32 if you’re interested. I’ve even spent money (2 sets of £2.99, which I spent on upgrading my production buildings and storage so they could do more while...
- Posted 71 days ago
What do employers look for when recruiting game developers? [Gamesbriefers]
Free-to-play game design is iterative, responsive and agile. That changes the nature of the programming skills and attitudes that you need. What are the attributes that you look for in a game developer when recruiting?
- Posted 86 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] Could DeNA’s patent application stifle innovation?
The team behind The Drowning, DeNA’s high-end first person shooter for tablets, say that they have invented gesture controls for a touch screen FPS that “works well when you get used to it”. They have applied for...
- Posted 107 days ago
[Gamesbriefers] How much friction should there be in F2P games?
When designing F2P games, how do you decide how much “friction” to build into the game to drive monetisation without hurting retention, and who has done it well?
- Posted 121 days ago