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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 - 07/25/2016 - 12:15]

It 's a gnarly scene ...

It 's a gnarly scene for sure. The common rule of thumb back in the day was that 9 out of 10 games fail, and it 's the one big hit that funds the failures. The publishing business was based on this. Now, of course, there often is no publisher, ...

Comment In: [News - 05/10/2016 - 11:47]

I realize that, but for ...

I realize that, but for as long as Windows Store or UWP are nowhere near market dominance I can 't see this being a problem. It 's also difficult to see how they might grab a majority of the market no matter what. To me it seems like Steam and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/06/2016 - 01:31]

It would be interesting to ...

It would be interesting to see hard stats about those mid tier indies doing ok for years and years. We, 10tons, are certainly one of those. We 've been around for close to 15 years, zero debt, profitable every year, more profitable nearly every year, personell growth of 1-2 for ...

Comment In: [News - 04/01/2016 - 04:05]

it 's completely natural to ...

it 's completely natural to experience psychological exhaustion over time. Also, it 's quite normal that the initial interest and motivation goes down during the project, and therefore it 's very tempting to leave and start off with another project. r n r nIs it though Might this be the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/08/2016 - 02:56]

Can confirm, this is definitely ...

Can confirm, this is definitely a thing. We 've released a handful of games in Steam during the past two years, and the pattern is clear game shows up in Upcoming, scam emails start flooding in. The Russian YouTubers and Japanese content creators in local social media channels are the ...

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 ...