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Linh Ngo's Blog


Founder of Binary Helix, a small indie studio specializing in cross-platform living world games. Our proprietary EvolutionVM permits emergent behavior through mutating code and runs equally well on mobile.

Prior to Binary Helix, Linh co-founded Online Network Enterprises (O.N.E.) which later merged with VR-1 Entertainment. In college, Linh was the implementer of CopperDiku and later publically released the modified Dikumud source.


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Posted by Linh Ngo on Wed, 08 Aug 2012 05:14:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
After six months selling our game, Dangerous, on iOS, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Mac App Store, and via our website, we've learned some lessons that may be of interest to new developers. In addition, we debunked some well-worn Android myths.

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Comment In: [Blog - 02/24/2015 - 01:47]

I agree with Curtiss Murphy. ...

I agree with Curtiss Murphy. You will have a fraction of the downloads if you go from free to paid without a plan to reach customers. And that plan usually needs lots of dollar signs attached. In other words, if free isn 't luring them in, what makes you think ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2014 - 03:02]

I think the author is ...

I think the author is taking away the wrong lessons from iOS development. Yes, it 's a brutally competitive environment and I tell everybody to avoid it unless you are ready to take the gamble. Even a perfect game with perfect marketing can still fail without a bit of luck. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/02/2013 - 08:53]

Some really great examples of ...

Some really great examples of what not to do and why, very informative. This will help us with our F2P games in the future, thanks

Comment In: [Blog - 12/03/2013 - 09:43]

Thanks for the info including ...

Thanks for the info including actual revenues. I downloaded the game on Google Play, and it looks like your game was inspired by Zombieville, USA. However, it feels like a step backwards in terms of gameplay. r n r nYou can only move up or down, so no way to ...

Comment In: [News - 04/11/2013 - 05:49]

The wording is vague, but ...

The wording is vague, but I think he meant that they 'd invest in companies wherever they 're located, not just in Michigan. Besides, who the hell would want to move to Michigan. : JK

Comment In: [News - 10/23/2013 - 01:48]

Looks like the lawyer did ...

Looks like the lawyer did the right thing by trying to settle it by email and phone first. Most of the time, you 'd just get a cease and desist, or an immediately DMCA notice. r n r nNot sure why you 're defending the Fun Pimps. They are clearly ...