Guest posts

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Learn the Push Notifications Best Practices

Sending messages via push has become a business standard in mobile games. “Hey! Your pets miss you.” To which I reply: I don’t really care, don’t distract me with this messages again! *push notifications=switched off* This kind of messaging can be annoying most of the time, but it doesn’t have to be like this. There [...]

Guest posts, Guide
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How Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Made the A-List

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the phenomenon that is Glu Mobile’s Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (iOS / Android). Even if you haven’t played the game yourself, you’ve almost certainly entered its orbit. It inspired intellectual criticism that foreshadowed GamerGate! It generated discussion about the value [...]

Case Study, Guest posts, News
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Quit the Grind: Other Ways to “Level”

In many RPGs you reach a point when battles are neither novel nor challenging, when you’re just going through the motions for gold or experienceーalso known as grinding. It can kill any momentum the game had going, and it turns play into work. The problem is that grinding is hard to avoid in the standard [...]

Case Study, Guest posts, Methods
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Soft touches on Clash of Clans monetization

I’ve met a lot of fellow free-to-play-game developers recently and talking about games always eventually turns to monetization. Talking about monetization inevitably turns to the big successes in the market, including Clash of Clans. I love Clash’s monetization design, as it’s very simple to understand from the player’s perspective. It doesn’t enforce payment at any [...]

Case Study, Guest posts, Guide, Monetization
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The Golden Curve: Determining Player Value in Freemium Apps

It is impossible to perfectly know the value of a user before they stop playing the game. You can only estimate it, i.e. make a statement about the probable value of a user. This is where the Golden Curve comes in, and Julian Runge tells you all about it in this article.

Great Reads, Guest posts
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Match 3 Game in Review: Fruits and Friends

Yaniv Nizan reviews Fruits and Friends, an entertaining, iOS-only match three, and gives some pointers on level progression and player engagement.

Guest posts
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Drop Limbs: Game Review and Monetization Tips

Yaniv Nizan reviews Drop Limbs and analyses what works and what doesn’t, while giving a few tips on how the game could be improved, in order to increase engagement and revenue.

Guest posts
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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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