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Andreas Ahlborn's Blog


I am a full-time Games/Multimedia-programmer for a large german Toy Company since 2007.

I have three Sons who are all passionate gamers, too.


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Posted by Andreas Ahlborn on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 01:32:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Console/PC, Social/Online
Small near-term business decisions can effect your game in the long run big time.

Posted by Andreas Ahlborn on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:19:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
How I learned to stop worrying and love the Metagame in Bungies 500M$-Shlooter.

Posted by Andreas Ahlborn on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:11:00 EDT in
The reason why everybody loves Zombie games.

Posted by Andreas Ahlborn on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 05:08:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Trophies are useful vor gamedevelopers/publishers, too

Posted by Andreas Ahlborn on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:48:00 EDT in
Guccisoft is the maker of successful Games such as: „Fashion`s Greed M“, „Fashion`s Greed XXL“ and „Fashion`s Greed: Overdressing“. The newest Title in the series „Fashion`s Greed: Shoedesigner“ was discussed controversly...

Posted by Andreas Ahlborn on Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:36:00 EDT in
...and here is why

Andreas Ahlborn's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/05/2015 - 01:52]

Vanity based monetization doesn t ...

Vanity based monetization doesn t work well in a threatening environment. Blizzard tried to monetize new Champions which are pure vanity items and as far as I can tell this completely failed. I hardly see any player playing with these new Chapions, maybe every 50th Game The cardpool has grown ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/05/2015 - 01:48]

For now the choice of ...

For now the choice of Flash or HTML5 seems irrelevant. r n r nInteresting Findings. My company is currently evaluating if we should switch/convert our flash games to HTML5 to stop the declining trend. We have about 66 desktop customers and 33 mobile, so the idea is that if we ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/18/2015 - 01:30]

AS long as there are ...

AS long as there are decompilers, you simply can t make your flash game uncloneable, you can however make the code cryptic. Tips are here: actionscript obfuscation.html

Comment In: [Blog - 09/15/2015 - 03:10]

I m all for going ...

I m all for going full HTML5 when I see reasonable results. r n r nJust to test the Waters I booked a Company to convert one of our Flash Games to HTML5. r nThis company specializes in converting Flash games to HTML5 . r nThe scope of the game ...

Comment In: [News - 08/27/2015 - 04:00]

Very interesting article. r n ...

Very interesting article. r n r nI always wondered what artists that dive deep into content that is psychological burdening, pay for a price. r nI also question if it s even possible to desensitize willingly for a limited amount of time to get things done. r nI found that ...

Comment In: [News - 08/07/2015 - 05:22]

The only way MS could ...

The only way MS could be competing with steam would be imo to bring all the xONE exclusives Gears, Halo, Quantum Break exclusively to their own store for PC and don t make the beginner mistakes of Origin, but the bad start of the XO which initially commited even more ...