Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley on Leading the Rebellion
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7M ago
Would you rather be the company behind Call of Duty or Sniper Elite? On first blush, most would choose the household name hands down. But for Rebellion Co-Founder Jason Kingsley, OBE, when you fully understand the balance sheet behind these two franchises, Sniper is the clear winner. As a franchise with north of 70m units sold in its lifetime, the success of Sniper, as well as Nazi Zombie Army, have brought Rebellion to the place where they fully fund projects of their choosing and completely control their destiny... The post Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley on Leading the Rebellion ..read more
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Can AI Replace Your Art Team?
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7M ago
AI-generated art has exploded all over Twitter, LinkedIn and wherever you get your games industry news. With its ability to quickly and cheaply create polished content, social media is filled with bold statements and striking imagery that make the case for AI generative art replacing your art team. Yet, as amazing as these individual pieces of content from Chat GPT, Stable Diffusion, Midjourney and others are, the present reality is not as clear as a viral social media post may lead you to believe... The post Can AI Replace Your Art Team? appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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The Problem With Cosmetics-Forward Monetization
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1y ago
It's tempting to run a gamer friendly, cosmetics-forward strategy for your live service game. But you can't have a League of Legends sized outcome without a League of Legends sized audience. This is the lesson learned by Velan games as it shuts down Knockout City after one year as a free-to-play title... The post The Problem With Cosmetics-Forward Monetization appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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Fantasy Fulfillment & Hogwarts Legacy
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1y ago
Why was Hogwarts Legacy such a massive success when other Harry Potter games have faltered? It fulfills the core fantasy of the IP... The post Fantasy Fulfillment & Hogwarts Legacy appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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Sarah Fuchs and the Founding of Muus Collective
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1y ago
Sarah Fuchs, games industry veteran and former General Manager of Covet Fashion, discusses her pivot to founding Web3 company Muus Collective... The post Sarah Fuchs and the Founding of Muus Collective appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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Phoenix Labs CEO Jesse Houston on Building a Forever Company
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1y ago
If you need a little inspiration in your life, you should look to Phoenix Labs Co-Founder and CEO Jesse Houston. After stints on some of the biggest games in the world at Riot, Bioware and Ubisoft, Jesse set out to build a Forever Company with the Dauntless maker... The post Phoenix Labs CEO Jesse Houston on Building a Forever Company appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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Why have game industry SPACs been such a disaster?
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1y ago
I wanted to make it spicy on my return episode of This Week in Games, so I asked the indomitable Eric Kress a simple question: why have gaming SPACs performed so poorly? In 2021 & 2022, I caught SPAC fever, putting small bets into Playstudios, Nexsters, Skillz and IronSource. My performance has ranged from -65% to a complete delisting. Here's what Eric had to say... The post Why have game industry SPACs been such a disaster? appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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Empathy is the Secret Superpower of Great Game Engineers
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1y ago
Empathy is the secret superpower of great game engineers. This was one of the most insightful takeaways from my interview with veteran Technical Director James Marr about the difference between merely Good and truly Great when it comes to game engineering. In his illustrious career in game development, James has held leadership positions at companies including Zynga, DeNA and N3TWORK Studios. He has been a technical lead on games including Eliminate – the first 3D, […] The post Empathy is the Secret Superpower of Great Game Engineers appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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6 Months In, Diablo Immortal is Crushing It
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1y ago
Diablo Immortal has earned $284 million in mobile revenue in the 6 months since launching worldwide, according to data.ai estimates. With 75% organic downloads, growing revenue per download, and additional significant revenue from the PC release of the game, Diablo Immortal is clearly a monster hit for Blizzard and NetEase... The post 6 Months In, Diablo Immortal is Crushing It appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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Writing Design Documents Your Game Engineers Won’t Hate
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1y ago
Getting to tangible, high quality conversations and iteration with your game engineers is a critical skill for game designers. Writing docs with a game engineer “client” in mind will boost your effectiveness and the ultimate quality of your games. The post Writing Design Documents Your Game Engineers Won’t Hate appeared first on FamousAspect ..read more
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