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Posted by Elizabeth Sampat on 07/22/14 06:08:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Serious
On Gamasutra today, the annual salary survey shows a smaller-than-average wage gap between the sexes. On Polygon, an expose of the harassment women faces shows a larger problem. But the biggest problem in both articles isn't getting discussed.

A simple "rule of thumb" for quick "smell-test" risk assessment of crowdfunded game projects.

5 billion hours of play. 6 million players. 3000 games on Steam. 1 distribution model that explains how time spent playing games on Steam rises and falls as a function of time.

There are a few philosophical positions on game development that are, I would say, "anti-design". In this short series, I will go through a few of them. We'll begin with an article about what I call "the quantity design philosophy".

Posted by Howard Tsao on 06/26/14 06:36:00 pm in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Response to Call for Blogs on youtube - about how youtube, Steam, and our players have helped gotten Guns of Icarus Online to this point.

Over two days the UPB and RIT students heard from Thomas Jarzombek, Representative for Westphalia and Dr. Peter Tauber, Secretary General of the Germany's leading political party, the Christian Democratic Union. Both men work closely with Chancelor Merkel