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Brian is a community manager at Arkadiuma top game development studio developing casual, mobile, social and Windows 8 games.

 

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Posted by Brian Peterson on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:51:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
Is all player feedback created equal? Does every bad review require attention and consideration? This post looks at recent discussion surrounding Monument Valley reviews to find takeaways that can be applied to feedback from any game's community.


Posted by Brian Peterson on Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:07:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
Why is everyone talking about this game, and how did it appear at the top of the app charts without any obvious marketing efforts? Word-of-mouth marketing seems to be the answer.



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Comment In: [Blog - 11/21/2014 - 02:24]

One feature from Earthbound that ...

One feature from Earthbound that I really wish was in every other RPG: enemies that were significantly weaker than you such that they could be defeated in one regular attack would just surrender if you tried to fight them. You 'd get XP, money and item drops as if you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/21/2014 - 02:24]

It 's not surprising that ...

It 's not surprising that this was not mentioned, but Gamestop 's aggressive trade-in and used game campaigns are also significant contributors to devaluation, especially combined with the yearly releases of many AAA game franchises. r n r nGames like Call of Duty and Assassin 's Creed are released yearly, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 11/18/2014 - 01:51]

Thanks for reading, Ken r ...

Thanks for reading, Ken r n r nI saw those other tweets too, and I thought your team handled the situation well. It 's natural that some commentators will blow anything you say out of proportion, especially when they 're not used to seeing developers address issues like this publicly ...

Comment In: [News - 11/14/2014 - 07:27]

Do you remember where or ...

Do you remember where or when the devs stated that they would add new content for free I 've heard this before, but I can 't find a source. r n r nI feel like it might be a case of players interpreting a vague comment as something they wanted ...

Comment In: [News - 10/29/2014 - 04:50]

Really enjoyed reading about the ...

Really enjoyed reading about the development of this game r n r nI got to play it on Wii U at Indiecade a few weeks ago and had a great time. Every time I passed by the demo station, there was a full 9-player game going, people were waiting to ...

Comment In: [News - 10/30/2014 - 05:22]

No offense, but it 's ...

No offense, but it 's probably just everyone else 's selective memory about Nintendo 's history due to nostalgia. It 's really easy to just remember the good stuff from the NES days and forget about any failures along the way. It also helps that the original NES was available ...