Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
February 23, 2019
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Attend GDC and check out a thought experiment using auto-generated games

Attend GDC and check out a thought experiment using auto-generated games

February 11, 2019 | By Staff

February 11, 2019 | By Staff
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing, GDC



If you're attending the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, there's a very intriguing talk you'll want to see that's all about the weird underbelly of the mobile app market.

Even if you don't make mobile games or work in the mobile market, this particular session is interesting enough that you might like to keep it on your radar as you get ready for GDC 2019 next month.

As part of the GDC 2019 Business & Marketing track of talks, game makers Alex Schwartz (cofounder of Job Simulator dev Owlchemy Labs) and Ziba Scott will proudly present "1,500 Slot Machines Walk Into A Bar: Adventures in Quantity over Quality."

As they describe it, disheartened by all of the noise in the mobile ecosystem, they set out to determine the lowest bar for success in mobile app stores -- and learned some surprising lessons.

They flooded the market with over 1,500 auto-generated slot machine games, got 1.6 million installs, made money (!!), received some very strange emails, made it big in Iran, and garnered a stupefying number of good reviews on Google Play. They even enlisted the talents of an honest-to-God MIT statistician.

It's a wild story with some unique lessons, so consider making time in your GDC 2019 schedule to check it out! If nothing else, you can marvel as the speakers share their experience with pushing the limits of automation as well as the rate limits of every public API under the sun.

For more details, check out the GDC 2019 Session Scheduler. There you can begin to lay out your GDC 2019, which takes place March 18th through the 22nd at the (newly renovated!) Moscone Center in San Francisco. 

Bring your team to GDC! Register a group of 10 or more and save 10 percent on conference passes. Learn more here.‚Äč

For more details on GDC 2019 visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via FacebookTwitter, or RSS.

Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent company Informa



Related Jobs

Magnopus
Magnopus — LOS ANGELES, California, United States
[02.23.19]

Game Designer
SMU Guildhall
SMU Guildhall — Plano, Texas, United States
[02.22.19]

Professor of Practice
SMU Guildhall
SMU Guildhall — Plano, Texas, United States
[02.22.19]

Clinical Professor
Curriculum Associates
Curriculum Associates — San Francisco, California, United States
[02.22.19]

Senior Software Engineer - Learning Games (Unity)









Loading Comments

loader image