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Hello, I’m Alex. I am a game designer & entrepreneur based in Munich, Germany. I currently serve as the Managing Director of Fairytale Distillery and I'm the Game Director of Das Tal. You can find out more about me at


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It's as hard as ever to run a successful independent game development business. Here are nine strategies you can employ to have a realistic shot at consistently releasing great & successful games without eventually going broke.

Posted by Alexander Zacherl on Thu, 28 May 2015 12:22:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
MOBA AND MMO players: Pay-to-Play is popular with a median of $40 per game and player. 64% of hardcore gamers spend real money in F2P games, subscription rates are low. Steam rules supreme with 93% of players buying from there, Kickstarter manages 57.3%

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Comment In: [Blog - 05/28/2015 - 12:22]

Hey Robin. Sorry for the ...

Hey Robin. Sorry for the late answer - I literally just saw your reply. D r n r nNo, we did not ask specifically about item trading.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/29/2015 - 02:22]

Hey Adam. You defininitely can ...

Hey Adam. You defininitely can 't plan for a homerun to happen. But you need to plan for what to do if it does not happen. And you need to make sure that if it happens the returns are big enough to justify the risk. D