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Eric is the founder of Unit-e Global / Unit-e Technologies and an MBA graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He carries Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and in Simulation & Digital Entertainment from the University of Baltimore, is certified in audio engineering from the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts, and is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Eric founded his first company in 2005 (Pop'nKO Music & Entertainment, a game development studio), negotiated a multi-million dollar contract with a large international client, and ran operations out of a warehouse studio with 26 staff on a shoestring budget. He created his second company in 2011 (Unit-e Technologies, another game development studio) and maintains operations today.

Website: EricYockey.com

 

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Posted by Eric Yockey on Fri, 03 Apr 2015 01:37:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Why did so many arcades fail? Why are so few companies making video arcade games? MBA and CEO Eric Yockey of Unit-e Global discusses the contemporary arcade industry and the climate and market forces that sent it into decline.



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Comment In: [News - 02/16/2016 - 05:33]

Movies also generally cost well ...

Movies also generally cost well over 50 million to make. If an interactive story is closer to a movie than a game, there are plenty of other standards to hold it to in addition to the price of admission. Of course, production costs for indie films are lower, but a ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/03/2015 - 01:37]

It 's not wrong to ...

It 's not wrong to blame consoles for the decline of the arcade industry, but I don 't believe it 's a comprehensive explanation it also doesn 't explain why attempts from industry manufacturers to adapt had limited success. Maintenance issues can indeed also torpedo an arcade, but the effect ...