KPI

Free to Play and Its Key Performance Indicators

David Xicota presents a glossary of the most relevant and common terms in the online games industry. They constitute the background of why it’s important to design games that engage with the players.

Fundamentals, Guest posts
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The Game Analytics Playbook at Nordic Game 2014

Not only did we go the Nordic Game Conference, but Allison Bilas presented a “playbook” with detailed instructions and examples on how to analyse the health of a game, what data to be focusing on to get insights and direction, and a framework by which everyone can be involved in the analysis process. Here’s her take on NG14, and a glimpse into her presentation.

News
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Introducing Clustering IV: The Case of Tera Online

Anders Drachen, Christian Bauckhage and Rafet Sifa provide a couple of examples showing how cluster analysis operates in practice on player data and how to present the results of cluster analysis, in order to make them actionable. This is the last post in its series.

Case Study, Guest posts
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Introducing Clustering II: Clustering Algorithms

Anders Drachen, Christian Bauckhage and Rafet Sifa briefly outline several classes of algorithms and discuss the types of contexts they are useful in. This is the second in a series of four posts.

Guest posts
Quasar

Introducing Clustering I: Behavioral Profiling for Game Analytics

Anders Drachen, Christian Bauckhage and Rafet Sifa introduce the foundations of cluster analysis for player behavior, and the background for why these kinds of techniques are useful for game analytics. This is the first in a series of four posts.

Guest posts
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Economic Research on MMORPGS: A Quick Overview

Anders Drachen, Shawna Baskins and Joseph Riley take a quick look at some of the interesting research papers from the hallowed halls of academia and beyond.

Great Reads, Guest posts

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