Fundamentals

How to Budget your Mobile Indie Game

It’s hard to estimate the amount of work required to produce a game from start to finish. We know it can be costly. It turns out there’s not a lot of information on the topic out there, thus it’s hard to schedule a project right. That’s why we asked independent studios to share some advice […]

iMessage App Store Games

iMessage Games: New Opportunities for 2017

It’s an exciting time when a platform or feature creates new opportunities with which you can make games. As a developer, being first to market can prove lucrative as there is much lower competition. However, this doesn’t come without risks; if the platform fails then your game and the investment you’ve made is wasted. The […]

How to Make an iMessage Game (and why)

What’s the deal with iMessage games? With iOS 10, developers are now creating games that are directly integrated with iMessage. This seamless, inherently social play style is viral by nature with built-in engagement and retention mechanics. If you’re not already building for the iMessage App Store, it’s a channel to watch. In this post we’re […]

Time-Saving Tools for Mobile Game Developers

If you’re anything like us, you’re already thinking ahead to 2017. How will you lower acquisition costs, improve engagement and drive more purchases? Where will you find the time? From basement to studio, game developers manage a growing remit of technical skills… yet the hours in a day stay fixed. For sure, there are thousands of time-saving apps […]

Common GameAnalytics Questions

6 Game Analytics Questions: Answered by Data Scientists

Top 6 GameAnalytics questions: Can I use the same pair of keys for all platforms I am targeting? What common KPIs should I track using design events? I have sent events but I cannot see them in the tool. Where are they? I’ve setup IAP validation but all my monetization data is still invalid. Why? […]

5 most common mistakes of data analysts

This is a guest post by Peter Fodor, the founder of AppAgent, a service for mobile developers who are launching a game or app but need help with marketing and user acquisition. Did you know that there are 1,736,111 Likes on Instagram; 284,722 shared snaps on Snapchat; and 590,278 swipes on Tinder every minute of […]

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