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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...]

Feb 042014
 
Digital Kids Summit (Feb18th-19th) Discount

Digital Kids – Secrets to Dominating Kids Games. I’m really excited to share word of the Toys, Learning, & Play Summit (TLP) Feb 17th and Digital Kids Conference (DKC), February 18-19, 2014 in New York. In addition to providing the details below we’ve scored a 20% discount when you register using this promo code: MMNVIP. Both events run concurrently with American International Toy Fair in the Javits [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...]

Jul 222013
 
Be the Teacher

Be the Teacher By Ellen Beeman “Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach.” – Aristotle I’m a frequent guest lecturer at DigiPen Institute of Technology. I really enjoy lecturing for the college students, who are invariably bright, inquisitive, and fun to talk with. This, like mentoring, is part of my “pay it forward”. But [More...]

May 012013
 
Education and the Game Industry

If you’re a small developer and you’re having trouble finding skilled help, you might consider teaming up with a local college or university. Schools are often in search of professionals who can come in as adjunct faculty to teach specialized courses, especially courses that would be popular with students. Game-focused classes are popular because so [More...]

Apr 302013
 
How to Get Great Game Audio for your Videogame

A How-To Guide for Game Producers and Developers A game producer or lead developer has at least 12 irons in the fire at all times. He or she needs to be experienced in project management, coding version control, raising and spending money, signing off on artistic and writing decisions, and, of course, structuring the audio [More...]