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  • The End Of Games Marketing As We Know It

    This post was originally published as part of a regular series on gamasutra. It is reproduced here with permission. Retention is the key measure of success for a free-to-play game. This fact should send a frisson of fear...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Who will survive the digital tsunami?

    Traditional media businesses are all about volume. Every customer pays the same amount, so the only variable that matters is how many customers you have. In the online world, every customer is different. They can pay anything...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Four ethical principles we used when making Forever Drive

    "Free-to-play" games have caused intense reactions in the gaming community, with strong views on whether it is an ethically sound way to design games or whether it is slot machines in disguise. When we designed Forever Drive,...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Games law, piracy and free

    Last month, I spoke at Osborne Clark’s seminar for inhouse lawyers for the games industry. It was afternoon of legal stuff, together with me talking about piracy and free. Jas Purewal (also known as @gamerlaw on Twitter)...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Zombie Ball: Rise of the Free

    It’s been a while since the first article about Zombie Ball (Launching an iPhone game: what we got wrong) on GamesBrief, and the team has decided to continue sharing our story. I’m grateful to Nicholas for both...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Move over Freemium: Paymium is the New Game in Town

    Freemium or free-to-play have been the business model buzzwords in games for the last two years. We've begun to move from the kneejerk reactions ("they're not even games", "people who play them are stupid") to an emerging...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • How do you compete with free?

    Undercroft is just one example of a game that is free, with no expectation that it will generate any direct revenue at all. It is a good game with relatively high production values. If you are charging...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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