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Serge Versille's Blog

 

Head of Marketing and Communication at Pretty Simple - the French studio that develops and publishes casual and social game of investigation Criminal Case. We're recruiting, apply on jobs@prettysimplegames.com .

Before this founder of Flirtatious Labs and co-founder of Aeroart, game designer, business guy from busdev to PR, amateur Python coder & simple querier, and former molecular biologist (true story).

 

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Criminal Case, by French startup Pretty Simple, is doing great on Facebook. It shows that getting millions of DAUs is possible on merits, without a huge marketing spend. So how did we design this game? Read on, and just so you know, we're recruiting..


Posted by Serge Versille on Fri, 25 May 2012 08:36:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
With Rovio about to lauch racing-themed Angry Birds Heikki, a look at the potential design for a Angry Birds-themed karting. And a hope Rovio is now in the process of building a franchise that could rival Mario, starting with a Mario Kart!


Posted by Serge Versille on Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:02:00 EDT in Design, Production, Serious, Indie, Social/Online
What we did and learned attempting to gamify seduction and flirt for Fb social game Flirtatious. Stated aim: make online flirting a game by creating fun without losing meaning.



Serge Versille's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/15/2013 - 11:25]

Make that 7M DAUs as ...

Make that 7M DAUs as of today

Comment In: [Blog - 02/05/2013 - 07:37]

Hey Damian, sorry to hear ...

Hey Damian, sorry to hear you guys are toast on Krisgard, and great that you 'd write this postmortem. It takes some guts to do it, and if the company 's closed already, I 'm guessing you had no real obligation to either. I thought when I wrote a piece ...

Comment In: [News - 01/16/2013 - 12:43]

The problem is a culture ...

The problem is a culture where, too often, being reserved is deemed being weak no balls , etc , and where in the same fashion winning is confused with crushing your opposition rather than, say, winning them over . So I agree with people saying that video games reflect society ...

Comment In: [Feature - 12/19/2012 - 04:15]

There is actually a company ...

There is actually a company called pretty simple games that has made a great game in the hidden object genre, with everything coming together very well: story, art, gameplay, and tech almost no loading times, and no sharing screens clutter . It 's come out about a month ago and ...

Comment In: [Feature - 12/06/2012 - 04:40]

A great team, a first ...

A great team, a first hit, and the marketing power to create more hits are what attracts a banker. It is strange a VC would have the same risk approach to investing as a brick and mortar bank.. This must be why game devs have been flocking to Kickstarter. But ...

Comment In: [News - 09/12/2012 - 05:46]

It 's up to each ...

It 's up to each of us to take a bit of time and try and say something critical. I wrote a bit on some tricks that Zynga has adopted, and that I found really disturbing. Here 's the HN discussion http://news.ycombinator.com/item id 4511065 - I was the first amazed ...