Indie game developer, publisher and time traveler. Work with Studio Pixel, NIGORO, Nifflas and Distractionware on Cave Story, La-Mulana, NightSky, VVVVVV, 1001 Spikes.
As a console dev/publisher, we must wear many hats and handle many duties that doesn't always fit the description of a game developer. One of the sticking points I hear with developers typical is addressing ratings, particularly for global releases.
Recently Polygon's Ben Kuchera ran an Opinion piece titled, "Today's Apple iPhone event is important for gaming, and more bad news for Nintendo". I disagree with Ben's assertion that the iPhone equals "more bad news for Nintendo." Here's why:
Two common models exist for the developer looking for a publisher: Advances Against Royalties and Development Fee/Profit Sharing. Each has its good and bad, but which is the right one to choose when it comes time to deal with a publisher? Read on.
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Engineers, artists and designers aren ...
Engineers, artists and designers aren t musicians. r n r nBut I don 't think all engineers, artists, designers and musicians share one thing at least--they 're all artists of their own craft.
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I'm surprised you'd think this ...
I'm surprised you'd think this way, Brandon. It's a smart business decision. If Nintendo knows the sales won't increase by having TOO MANY games at once, it's best to hold them. Particularly around Christmas, I think a large number of players have limited funds. A few Internet complainers aren't going ...
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Jason, I absolutely agree with ...
Jason, I absolutely agree with you. These deals often appear great in news stories, but the contract is where it matters. What does, modest equity stake mean exactly 1-, 5- 10-percent That's a lot to give up for 18,000. At the higher end, you're assuming your team/game/company is only worth ...
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Ken, what is the HHI ...
Ken, what is the HHI range of the hispanics that you know If it falls into middle and upper-middle class then they're probably not as stereotypical as the hispanics who watch Univision and may have been surveyed by the study.