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Posted by tony oakden on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:53:00 EST in
The first in what will probably be a very short series of articles debunking some of the popular gaming myths, #1 Why the popular idea that giving games away for free and making money out of "added value" content is not the future for game monetization


Posted by tony oakden on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:36:00 EST in Design
The Rock Paper Scissors game design analogy and why most game designers are missing the point


Posted by tony oakden on Thu, 01 Nov 2012 08:03:00 EDT in Design
A novel theory for why people enjoy playing games based on players need to take risks without the real world associated cost.


Posted by tony oakden on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:51:00 EDT in Design
I've been thinking about the different phases in the design process I follow when designing games. I've got a novel handle on it. I think it's possible to think of each phase in the process as a person with a different personality.



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Comment In: [News - 07/24/2014 - 05:50]

spot on The trouble is ...

spot on The trouble is of course that curating a store costs a lot of money and creates it 's own problems. But if Apple want to see better products on their store, and get more revenue from them which is obviously what this is about , then they need ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/04/2014 - 10:02]

How I wish I 'd ...

How I wish I 'd made 20,000 from my mobile games. Or even a 1,000 : Most developers don 't come even close to this sort of figure. Well done :

Comment In: [News - 05/13/2014 - 02:37]

they are cutting back on ...

they are cutting back on everything, but it 's a shame they 've taken away the grant.

Comment In: [News - 05/07/2014 - 03:35]

It 's the lack of ...

It 's the lack of a killer launch title which has hurt the console. It 's too late unfortunately and I 'm sure the ground Nintendo lost can never be made up now. Even if Mario Kart 8 is totally amazing it 's not going to change people perception that ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/02/2014 - 06:40]

I thought this was a ...

I thought this was a really interesting post. I look forward to playing your game when it comes out.

Comment In: [News - 01/28/2014 - 08:00]

I think Kutaragi 's influence ...

I think Kutaragi 's influence is massive but it has been a bit of a mixed bag in terms of what he has done for Sony in terms of financial success. The original playstation was an amazing achievement but from a developers POV PS2 was not a good machine and ...