Consoles Are Dinosaurs with Mack Flavelle CEO of Compass Engine

Consoles Are Dinosaurs Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PT) Mozilla Offices (New location) #200 163 West Hastings http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1550947927 What is Consoles Are Dinosaurs? Consoles Are Dinosaurs is a one night party organized by me and my good friend Kristy Payie.  It’s a discussion of video games beyond the boundaries of consoles. We’ll have [...]

Community-Centric Products: A better term for Social Media

What the hell does Social Media mean anyways? I hear the term constantly, I use the term more than I should, and yet I’ve never really given much thought into what it actually *means*. In this post I purpose a better term for Social Media, and start to tie together your product, your customer, and your community into something one could call a Social Media experience.

Enter the Social Media Mindset

Social Games is a strange beast in the Game Development community. Tapping into this increasingly complex market can be a daunting task, unless you are ready to take the plunge and start thinking in a way that adopts the lessons of such an explosive area of games. Enter the mindset of social media game design- the new paradigm of game development.

Virtual Goods as a Business Model

Check out this great slide share about virtual goods as a business model. If you are interested in social games you need to understand the way that virtual goods are used to generate revenue and to leverage this into an actual business model. This example uses the popular Zynga game FrontierVille to show how virtual [...]

News

PopCap Games, the leading developerand publisher of casual games, today announced that it has acquired SpinTop
Games. With the acquisition, PopCap adds a consumer game portal with more than 250 of the
top downloadable games, millions of customers, and a Vancouver, British
Columbia-based studio to expand its catalog of hit casual games.

Metrics

DAU DAU stands for Daily Active User and it shows how many users have played a game in a given day. Everything in social gaming depends on how many people you have playing your games and so accurately measuring the number of people that play the game each day is very important. The game with [...]