Facebook Credits – Game Over, They Win

The micro-transaction economy is just beginning.  In the last two years we’ve gone from “no one is going to pay a dollar for a tiny digital image” to “Holy shit! People are paying $10 for a picture frame in a digital dollhouse!”   New companies popped up like poppy plants in Afghanistan to handle the …

Quick thoughts on Casual Connect #casualconnect

This is my third or forth Casual Connect out in Seattle.  Casual Connect happens three times a year, twice in Europe and just once in the US.  Casual Connect is the premier conference for the casual games industry…. Casual Connect is in trouble. Here’s why: - It is focused mainly on the download game makers …

Skills you need #29 – Public Speaking.

I’m on my yearly migration to Seattle for the casual game industries Casual Connect conference. I attend sessions on the latest and greatest games, gather market intelligence and just generally spy on the games industry. During the sessions I am relying people to speak well to help me understand the industry. Sadly, most people can’t …