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Top 5 Game Engines for Beginners

It’s no secret that creating a stellar game from scratch is no easy feat – it’s comparable to climbing Mt. Everest, in fact. Remember the movie Grandma’s Boy where the main character, Alex, was basically producing his own game with triple-AAA level graphics and gameplay for the Xbox console? And when J.P. was shown a […]

5 Effective Behavioural Economic Monetization Patterns

Behavioural Economics is a fascinating offshoot of economics, which explores psychology of decision making process of customers. Over the years I have been testing and reviewing numerous mobile games and apps in different genres. While I enjoy deconstructing and analysing different aspects of the digital products, on-boarding, core loop, social, meta, PvP etc. Monetisation patterns […]

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Design to Share: How Viral Sharing Works in Blackbox

A note from Ryan: If you’re reading this chances are you’re a part of a larger iOS or design community I’ve been quietly learning from for quite some time. I owe you a great deal and I think it’s my turn to start giving back and sharing more. Here is the first of a few […]

Idle Game Mathematics

The Math of Idle Games

This article was originally posted on Kongregate’s Developer Blog. Part I I’ve given a few talks in the past about the appeal and general mechanics of idle games, but what if you actually wanted to make one? Theory and patterns are nice, but there’s some complicated math running behind it. And how on earth do […]

ASO for Google Play

ASO for Games on Google Play: Get 53% More Installs

Outline One of the most popular questions we get is how to lure more traffic for Google Play app. We decided to showcase a simple text optimisation for an indie game app with a small amount of installs. Read and learn quickly! Disclaimer: Unfortunately, we can’t disclose the name of the game but all the […]

Mobile Metrics and KPIs

50+ KPIs to Measure Your Mobile Game or App

What Are Mobile KPIs? So you’ve created an awesome mobile app. The design is perfectly intuitive and visually stunning. It works even better than you thought it would. In fact, you are starting to wonder how you ever lived without it. You’re even starting to see some measurable results based on industry standard key performance […]

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