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Matt Powers has been in the video game business for over 20 years.  For the majority of his career Matt has been a Senior Producer at companies such as Sega, Activision, Electronic Arts, and Atari.  Matt has been involved with shipping well over a dozen games on multiple platforms starting with the Sega Genesis all the way to the Xbox 360 and PS3.  Currently Matt is working at Reliance Games managing the external development of mobile free-to-play games.  Look for Matt on LinkedIn for more career details and to connect.


Expert Blogs

The Human Loop is something very important to our every day lives, something we should spend more time understanding and working on to improve our interpersonal communication. Learn more about the Stages of Learning and improving your communication.

After 20 years in the console business Matt has embarked into the mobile world. As Senior Producer at Reliance Games he is responsible for external development. In this article Matt outlines the process he uses at Reliance to find mobile developers.

Posted by Matt Powers on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:51:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet
Matt is a Senior Producer with 20+ years of console experience. He recently switched to mobile. Would his experience be applicable? Is mobile development that different than console development? 38 days into his new job, Matt explores these questions.

Posted by Matt Powers on Fri, 23 May 2014 04:03:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie
People often ask how I became a producer. In this article I take you on my journey. Starting as a young programmer through college and to my first video game job. And along the way I describe the skills and experiences that led me to be a producer.

This article is a collaboration between veteran producer Matt Powers and various professional game designers. The article discusses design topics such as what a designer does, how does one become a designer, and more.

Recently I released one of my game concepts to the community and received some great feedback. Now I have another game concept for your enjoyment and comments. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

Matt Powers's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/21/2015 - 02:08]

Hi Christophe - thanks for ...

Hi Christophe - thanks for leaving the comment

Comment In: [Blog - 02/04/2015 - 01:54]

Hi Bradley - great question. ...

Hi Bradley - great question. I grabbed our lead designer here at Reliance to help me with this answer. We both agree on the following tips for designers: r nPlay a lot of mobile games, focus on understanding F2P, understand monetization, understand core loop , realize that in F2P you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/17/2014 - 01:51]

Thanks Mikhail for sharing your ...

Thanks Mikhail for sharing your story. r n r nAnd thanks Amir for the comments. r n r nIt is always nice to know people have read, enjoyed and hopefully found something useful in these articles. And especially great to hear other points of view with tips and anecdotes. r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 05/17/2014 - 01:30]

I just wasn 't to ...

I just wasn 't to thank everyone for the great comments. Glad you are enjoying the article and finding it useful.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/04/2014 - 12:55]

You are most welcome - ...

You are most welcome - glad you enjoyed the article. Thanks for leaving a comment

Comment In: [Blog - 05/07/2014 - 05:11]

Hi Will - thanks for ...

Hi Will - thanks for all the great feedback. Certainly a lot to think about. r n r nI am curious what the community thinks of your comments. Do people agree with his feedback Disagree r n r nOne item you mention I have an immediate comment regarding. About how ...