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PR Coordinator at 10tons Ltd., a multiplatform game developer based in Tampere, Finland. http://www.10tons.com/ . BA in Culture and Arts, background in games media and mobile device development.

 

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Posted by Jaakko Maaniemi on Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:24:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC
Experiences from porting a touch screen / mouse driven game to Ouya microconsole featuring a console style gamepad. A lot of expected issues surfaced, but there were surprises as well.



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Comment In: [Blog - 01/25/2016 - 02:01]

Another popular trailer tip these ...

Another popular trailer tip these days is get to the gameplay in 5 seconds or less . Because apparently about 5 seconds is what you get from many viewers. It seems to gel with the common wisdom that most people read only the headline of any text, and thus the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/11/2015 - 12:13]

It 's not a simple ...

It 's not a simple matter of which is right or wrong. Both happen, and I believe failing at launch far more often leads to permanently lower lifetime revenue than not. r n r nLike this great article explains, it 's perfectly possible to keep a game at a healthy ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/01/2015 - 01:41]

We haven 't put any ...

We haven 't put any games on Early Access, so I don 't know for sure. But from the couple of postmortems I 've read, all have said that your Early Access launch is your launch. This seems true to me, as games exiting Early Access and becoming available for ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/22/2015 - 02:24]

Yes, the amount of votes ...

Yes, the amount of votes needed to pass is coming down along with the viewer decline. This isn 't insignificant, though. r n r nBy now, I 'd estimate that a lot of games pass with roughly 500 yes votes. If that number gets lower still, we 're getting into ...

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2015 - 04:49]

Currently, you need PEGI rating ...

Currently, you need PEGI rating to sell digital products in Europe for Playstations and Xbox One. r n r nXbox One also used to require a USK rating to have a digital game available in Germany, but that was dropped a couple of months ago. This was a Microsoft requirement, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/28/2015 - 01:59]

I definitely didn 't mean ...

I definitely didn 't mean to offend anyone. And like I said, I worked for games journalist both for mainstream media part time 2000-2007 for Helsingin Sanomat, Finland 's biggest newspaper, and 2007-2008 full time as EIC of Gamereactor Finland, a freely distributed gaming mag . And lots of gigs ...