Turning a Loss Into a Win

Over the weekend, there has been a small hubub regarding an indie game, Dark Matter, that left quite a few customers less than thrilled. The story, as found on Kotaku, has riled up a fair number of gamers. The PC game, available on Steam, was originally a Kickstarter project that did not meet funding goals.…

Quick Thoughts – Ice Rage

When it comes to mobile gaming, I’m a firm believer in “less is more”. Simple controls, simple game mechanics, but deep in way of engagement. I like to see a low learning curve, coupled with gameplay that isn’t overly demanding. Trying to play a game on a mobile screen whilst limited to the touch screen…

A Quick Thought on Freemium

In the mobile world, freemium products seem to have come out of nowhere and massively changed the way the business works. I’ve seen some products create massive success with this model, and I’ve seen spectacular failure as well. I’ve looked at the pitches, the business models, and the expectations of revenue generation from incredibly excited…