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The Curve: how the videogames industry is showing how to make money when everything is going free
I’m deep in the drafting of my next book, The Curve, to be published by Penguin in October 2013. One of the things that I believe in doing is in testing my ideas, theories and arguments in...
- Posted 89 days ago
Crowdfunding a video series by lawyers for indie devs
Most people just want to follow their passion, create new things and make money. So that's what most resources for indie developers focus on. As was pointed out in a recent guest post, many indie developers...
- Posted 180 days ago
Kixeye makes a recruitment video that made me laugh out loud
Kixeye is a free-to-play games company that has carved out a niche (a big niche) making games for gamers. This is their recuitment video. It takes marvellously-pitched swipes at the public perception of Zynga and EA, as well...
- Posted 292 days ago
ChannelFlip gets Acquired by Shine Media, and one of my Black Swans comes good
In a tweet this morning, Yoel Flohr, head of business development for Shine Group, announced that the company had acquired Channelflip. I’ve worked with Justin Gayner and Wil Harris since their early days of the company. Channelflip...
- Posted 500 days ago
Microtransactions: a video introduction
The Escapist magazine ran a video introduction to microtransactions. I took a deep breath before I watched it – expecting a Zero Punctuation style scathing review of the business model that would probably make me laugh out...
- Posted 672 days ago
Interview at Digital 2011: How the Internet has changed the opportunity for games makers
I was interviewed in Glasgow last week to talk about my view of how the Internet has changed the way game makers can reach audiences and make money. It’s only 3’22” and is perhaps the quickest way...
- Posted 773 days ago
The end of permission
Permission is a theme I expect to return to often during the rest of the year. How the Internet has ended the primacy of the distributor in favour of the creator, and hence eliminated the need to...
- Posted 1013 days ago