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Charles N. Cox has worked on games for Sierra Studios, Microsoft, and Sony. He is now the Developer Education Manager at Xbox, and runs his own mobile/tablet game company, 4gency. Charles blogs at


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Posted by Charles Cox on Sat, 18 May 2013 12:28:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
4gency's founder looks back at a first year of lessons as a mobile/tablet developer. Lesson one shows how hard it can be to make money in the arcade genre with in-app purchases.

Posted by Charles Cox on Fri, 19 Apr 2013 06:56:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Console/PC
Having been in the games business for a decade, and having worked on six shooter titles, I'm sure of one thing: we can do better.

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Comment In: [Blog - 05/18/2013 - 12:28]

I think managing the business ...

I think managing the business of game data and metrics is sort of a three-course problem, handled by different folks or the same person wearing different hats r n r n1. What questions are the most valuable to answer for your business - CEO/Founder/Bizdev r n2. How to instrument your ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/19/2013 - 06:56]

When I was at the ...

When I was at the studio, it was 80-hour weeks, and I was newly married. It was tough, and I didn 't even have any kids - I can imagine that being so much worse. r n r nI have plenty of thoughts about crunch time , and I 've ...