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Gamedonia's years of experience creating social games provides a unique point of view over the game backend development issues.

 

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Posted by David Xicota on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:29:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Programming, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Picture this. You’ve fought hard to release your game, you get many downloads, BUT players get tangled up in level #8 and can’t get past it. According to analytics, they seemed to enjoy the game so far, but now they log in at lower rates. What's going on?


Posted by David Xicota on Tue, 27 May 2014 05:44:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious, Social/Online
When I ask other indie game developers what plans they have to make their games financially viable… I can't tell you how many puzzled faces I get. It isn't their fault, really. We're in the video game industry because we love making games!



David Xicota's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/27/2015 - 12:29]

Alexander, having your game store ...

Alexander, having your game store the code on the server is something to be wary of. Were developers to store the whole game on the server-side, it could prevent the players from starting a simple game without internet connection, or it could spoil the whole experience because of server failure. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/24/2015 - 01:43]

This is a great approach ...

This is a great approach to minimize having an unturned game from the start, Robert. r n r nAbhinav comment got me thinking that you could use a similar technique to adjust resource values when the game is actually live. Maybe you already are. r n r nI guess most ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/01/2015 - 03:04]

Juan, this is a good ...

Juan, this is a good intro to building your own servers. Though, I have a couple of points I d like to make. Small indie devs tend to have a couple of issues to overcome: few money to spend and few time to do develop all you want. r n ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/30/2015 - 01:30]

Sure, one have to be ...

Sure, one have to be careful not to bottleneck himself. But if your game can afford it, tweaking variables is a tidy and clean way to add new characters. r n r nYou make a really good point: r n It 's even better if you can throw in some ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/04/2015 - 06:27]

Awesome series of articles Junxue ...

Awesome series of articles Junxue Thanks for sharing them.

Comment In: [Blog - 02/03/2015 - 01:50]

I hear your sentiment Peter. ...

I hear your sentiment Peter. Getting your pitch right is difficult no matter what, but it can be perfected with experience. What 's also true is that pitches pretty much depend on the audience they 're targeted for. Rami Ismail shared his pitch perfection technique here http://www.gamedonia.com/marketing/game-pitch-how-to I think it ...