Games Business

Apr 142014
 
You are a Free Agent and That's Not Bad News

Originally posted here: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-02-28-you-are-a-free-agent-and-thats-not-bad-news Do you have a job, or do you have a career? If you work in the games industry, then you probably have a career. It is unlikely you are working in this industry by accident, or that you think of your life as a series of jobs. So if you have [More...]

Mar 122014
 
Free to Play (F2P) is Speed Dating

You’ve got 5 minutes to make a good first impression. The mobile Free 2 Play player customer has improved their self-image. They no longer think of the game as “free.” To them, their time is valuable. They don’t want to waste their time when they could be entertained by a bombardment of pleasures competing for [More...]

Jan 092014
 
Social Media Clarity

Introducing the Social Media Clarity Podcast For more than three decades, we’ve been using computers to mediate communications between people of like interests. It’s been called many things: Online Communities, Virtual Communities, Collaborative Computing, User Generated Content, and Social Media - just to name a few. As this process of socializing computing has become increasingly mainstream, many lessons have [More...]

Apr 102013
 
Game Industry Issues: When art begets violence

  It appears game developers are back in the news again as the hell-spawned corruptors of America’s youth. The same youth who would otherwise be flawless citizens, always ready to help little old ladies across the street, if not for the presence of Halo, Grand Theft Auto and any other violence-centric video games that were [More...]

Feb 022013
 
Are you looking for a job? You should be!

This previously published article is the third in a series by Sheri Rubin about the “Three important things to know about layoffs.” Although video games are often considered a “recession resistant” industry, the last few years have proven that anything goes. You can talk to any veteran in the industry and they’ll gladly tell you [More...]

Jan 022013
 
Kickstarter Superpower interview with Dirk Knemeyer

Dirk Knemeyer has carved a career out of having an insatiable interest in everything and learning how to make his interests pay off for himself and others.  Whether he is creating new worlds online, connecting with people directly or through the written word, he captures the attention of his intended audience.  His creativity and innovation [More...]