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Posted by Joseph Kim on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:50:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet
Fortnite Battle Royale is a massive phenomenon on PC and console and now also on mobile. However, I believe key factors will limit the long-term sustained growth and success of Fortnite on the mobile platform.


Posted by Joseph Kim on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:38:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
SEGA Networks and Sensor Tower present the 2016 Mobile Gaming Trends Report: an analytical look at market segmentation and trends in the mobile gaming market.


Posted by Joseph Kim on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:45:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
Determined optimists are Winners who are necessary to have successful teams.​ In this post, I argue that there are three types of team members: Winners, Warners, and Whiners. What are the characteristics that define a Winner? Why are Whiners so dang


Posted by Joseph Kim on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:23:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
Every mobile gaming company has their own system for categorizing different types of mobile games (an industry taxonomy). No industry standard exists. I propose an "open source" system which I hope others will use and help improve upon.


Posted by Joseph Kim on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:42:00 EST in Design, Programming, Production, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
Mobile game pre-production teams often focus on the wrong activities. Discussion about how to use a key risks based approach to pre-production.


Posted by Joseph Kim on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
Huge pent-up demand exists for Blizzard IP based mobile games. Activision Blizzard should acquire Glu Mobile and Ember Entertainment to create a world dominating mobile games powerhouse... to be the world's greatest. Read how and why!


Even a good game design may be doomed from the start: anyone launching in a competitive game category requires a strange attractor for user attention. Learn how to develop a good game concept using the principle of a strange attractor.


Posted by Joseph Kim on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:54:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Smartphone/Tablet
Iteration based mobile game designers have taken the philosophy of "MVP" (Minimum Viable Product) development principles too far to laziness. By not properly planning design, product teams waste massive dev resources and time: this can be avoided.


Posted by Joseph Kim on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 03:55:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Smartphone/Tablet
Interview with three veteran executives from top Chinese mobile game publishing companies to get the latest perspective on the Chinese mobile game market and the opportunity for Western developers to publish in China.


Posted by Joseph Kim on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:09:00 EDT in Design, Smartphone/Tablet
A recommended method for mobile game design that focuses on detailing entire series of user flows rather than specific screens. Many PC/console game designers often fail here by focusing on key screens and thereby eventually requiring redesign.


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