Deconstructor of Fun

Deconstructor of Fun

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Deconstructor of Fun podcast dives deep into the economic side of free-to-play games in search of what makes them not only fun but also commercially successful. The podcast has two forms​ of episodes: 1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which analyses the latest news 2. The Series, which focus on one specific topic through multiple episodes. The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter): Michail “Mishka” Katkoff: @m_katkoff Joseph “Joe” “JK” Kim: @jokim1 Eric Kress: @ekress Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer


TWIG #56: DECA Games Buys 4 Games from GREE and Super Evil Megacorp Hands Vainglory to Rogue Games
Nov 14 • 54 min
Welcome to TWIG #56 everybody. This week we focus on live ops companies like DECA and now Rogue Games who will live operate Vainglory for Super Evil Megacorp. Today we have your usual hosts Joe Kim, Eric Kress, and Adam Telfer (Miska’s out today). Joining…
TWIG #55: Scopely Raises $200M and Zynga Has Record Blow-out Quarter!
Nov 4 • 63 min
Welcome to TWIG #55 everybody. This week we get a bit of a battle between Eric and Miska over Zynga growth prospects so stay tuned for that! This week we cover: #1. EA games are coming back to Steam #2. Mobile game firm Scopely raises $200 million #3. One…
Apple Arcade: Service Analysis and Future Prospects
Oct 31 • 50 min
Apple Arcade launched on September 19 earlier this year and has been praised by many in the media and significantly backed by Apple. Having said that: #1. What are the future prospects for this service? #2. Who is the audience? #3. What are key…
TWIG 54: Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s Spectacular Bomb and Google Stadia Update!
Oct 28 • 41 min
Welcome to TWIG 54! This week we cover: #1. Ghost Recon Breakpoint’s spectacular bomb blows up Ubisoft’s plans for 2019 #2. Google is making a “spectrum of bets” on Stadia content #3. Fallout 76 Now Has a $100-a-year subscription service, Fallout 1st #4.…
TWIG #53: Challenging Riot’s Paul Bellezza on Riot’s Massive New Game Slate Announcement!
Oct 24 • 80 min
Welcome to TWIG 53. This week we cover: #1. Everything Riot announced for League of Legends’ 10th anniversary #2. The 4 Features that matter on PS5 - and 5 that don’t #3. Call of Duty is the biggest mobile game launch ever, with 100 million downloads #4.…
How to Transform Company Culture | Riot 1 Year Later with Angela Roseboro, Chief Diversity Officer @ Riot
Oct 19 • 63 min
Riot Games got hit with a tsunami in the form of the infamous Kotaku article Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games. The article was followed by several people writing publicly about their own experience with the company that underlined the same story…
TWIG #52: Deconstructing Blizzard President’s Interview
Oct 14 • 50 min
Welcome to TWIG 52. 1 Year of TWIGS! This week we cover: #1. Fortnite US July revenues down 52% year-over-year #2. App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 #3. Blizzard’s President On Making Sure Nothing Changes #4. Playable Worlds has a…
TWIG #51: Future of Mobile Growth Teams, UA Mobile Bust, and Call of Duty Mobile!
Oct 7 • 63 min
Today we are joined by guest host Eric Seufert who writes the really great marketing & UA focused blog: https://mobiledevmemo.com/ Also check out Eric’s F2P Marketing/UA site: https://quantmar.com/ This week we cover: #1. The future of mobile growth teams…
TWIG #50: PUBG Mobile, Mario Kart Tour, and Call of Duty Oh My!
Oct 2 • 57 min
In this week’s TWIG we are joined by Damian Kim who is Director, Head of Gaming China for Facebook. The topics we cover today include: #1. PUBG becomes first mobile battle royale to surpass $1bn revenue #2. Expectations are ‘sky high’ for Nintendo’s…
TWIG #49: Subscriptions The New Weapon in Game Monetization and NBCUniversal Shuts Down Game Publishing
Sep 23 • 71 min
Today we are joined by guest host Lloyd Melnick who is EVP Casino at VGW and writes the fantastic blog The Business of Social Games and Casino. This week we cover: Subscriptions: The new weapon in the game monetization arsenal Rockstar Games Is The Latest…
How to Prepare for Your Next Job | Protecting Yourself as an Employee
Sep 19 • 63 min
Today we’re going to be talking about a little bit of a sensitive topic which is what you as an employee can and should do to protect yourself against companies that are facing layoffs or some form of restructuring. Also, how should you deal with work…
TWIG #48: The Glory Days of Social Casino Are Over!
Sep 17 • 38 min
In this latest TWIG episode we discuss: #1. THINKING ABOUT DAILY ACTIVE USERS (AND THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS METRIC), from AlexandreMacmillan.com #2. A Learning Journey: Announcing EA’s Cloud Gaming Technical Trial, from Medium #3. How Zynga looks for the…
TWIG #47: League of Legends Mobile Game and Telltale’s Controversial Revival
Sep 17 • 50 min
In this week’s TWIG we discuss: The RetroBeat: World of Warcraft: Classic shows what MMOs have lost New Leaked Screenshots And Videos For League Of Legends Mobile Game Telltale Games employees speak out about the studio’s controversial revival AppLovin…
TWIG #46: Supercell Soft Launches New Game Rush Wars (and more Archero!)
Sep 5 • 59 min
In this week’s TWIG we discuss: How Archero Shot to the Top, and How You Can Do Better (Deconstructor of Fun) Supercell’s new mobile strategy game Rush Wars soft-launches in Canada, New Zealand and Australia (PocketGamer.biz) Pokemon Masters launches…
How Archero Shot to the Top ft. Joe Kim, Abhimanyu Kumar, Florian Ziegler, and Eva Grillova
Sep 2 • 47 min
Newcomer Habby shot up out of nowhere with Archero which made over $35M in net IAP revenue over its first 3 months. Find out how Archero was able to achieve big success and how it could have been designed even stronger in this episode’s podcast. Also,…
TWIG #45: Respawn CEO apologizes for devs & Sony Acquires Insomniac
Aug 27 • 44 min
In the latest TWIG we discuss: Apple Arcade: $4.99 per month is likely for family access to 100 games Respawn CEO apologizes for devs who insulted Apex Legends fans GameStop lays off 120, 14% of total staff Sony Agrees to Acquire Spider-Man Video-Game…
Mobile Publishing #4: Super Scale With No Strings Attached with Ivan Trancik
Aug 25 • 106 min
Welcome to the final episode of our Mobile Publisher Series. In each of the episode we sat down with the CEO of top mobile publisher and discussed how they approach publishing, what is their company’s strategy, how do they work with developers and how do…
TWIG #44: Tencent doubling down on Season Pass, Ninja Jumps to Mixer!
Aug 24 • 62 min
In this episode of This Week in Games we discuss: #1. Tencent doubling down on Season Pass, #2. Ninja quickly getting 1M subs on Mixer, #3. Roblox Surpassing Minecraft with 100 MAU, #4. Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, require loot box disclosure, and #5. Apex…
Mobile Publishing #3: Former Publishing CEO Spills the Beans with Klaas Kersting
Aug 18 • 60 min
Welcome to the third episode of our Mobile Publisher Series. In each of the episode we sat down with the CEO of top mobile publisher and discussed how they approach publishing, what is their company’s strategy, how do they work with developers and how do…
Mobile Publishing #2: Behind Tilting Point’s $132M War Chest with President Samir El Agili
Aug 12 • 73 min
Welcome to the second episode of our Mobile Publisher Series. In each of the episode we sat down with the CEO of top mobile publisher and discussed how they approach publishing, what is their company’s strategy, how do they work with developers and how do…
Mobile Publishing #1: Deconstructing Scopely’s path to $1B with Co-CEO Javier Ferreira
Aug 6 • 82 min
Welcome to the first episode of our Mobile Publisher Series. In each of the episode we sat down with the CEO of top mobile publisher and discussed how they approach publishing, what is their company’s strategy, how do they work with developers and how do…
TWIG #43: EA, Ubisoft, Zynga, and Glu Earnings Recap and Outlook!
Aug 5 • 53 min
This week “J Money” Kim, Eric Kress, and Jeff Cohen from Stephens break down the latest info from earnings calls from public companies EA, Ubisoft, Zynga, and Glu. What happened? What did we learn? And what is the outlook for these companies? You can also…
TWIG #42: Disney Should Buy This Games Company…
Jul 30 • 42 min
In this episode of This Week In Games we discuss: #1 What Video Game Company Should Disney Buy (That Isn’t Activision Blizzard)? #2 Pokémon Masters hands-on #3 Facebook migrating Instant Games away from Messenger Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff, @jokim1.…
TWIG #41: Exploitative Game Publishing Deals and Tinder Bypasses Play Store!
Jul 23 • 60 min
In this episode of This Week In Games we discuss: #1 Ubisoft reveals over 100 games for its Uplay+ subscription gaming service for September #2 How to spot an exploitative mobile game publishing deal — fro a former publishing CEO #3 Tinder is now…
TWIG #40: Subscriptions Are The Future of App Monetisation
Jul 16 • 67 min
In this episode of This Week In Games we discuss: #1 Subscriptions are the future of app monetization #2 Mike Morhaime’s highlights and lessons of nearly three decades at Blizzard #3 Glu Mobile: Highly Likely To Beat Estimates For Q2 2019 #4 HQ Trivia…
TWIG #39: Google Stadia, Game Over???
Jul 9 • 46 min
In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Google Stadia’s only exclusive game, Gylt, is not so exclusive #2 Chess Rush, Tencent’s take on Auto Chess, launches tomorrow #3 Pass Royale Season 1 | Clash Royale #4 Tencent’s answer to Diablo Immortal bombed in China…
TWIG #38: “EA Needs Mobile Gaming Help”
Jul 1 • 66 min
In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 N3twork announces a new game #2 Apex Legends season 2 battle pass #3 Call Of Duty: Mobile Has Launched in Australia #4 Electronic Arts Needs Mobile Gaming Help Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff, @jokim1 @adamwtelfer &…
TWIG #37: Inside The Esports Bubble
Jun 28 • 64 min
Also, our projections on how Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will succeed In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble (Kotaku) #2 Teamfight Tactics Could Be Bigger Than League of Legends #3 Dr. Mario World hits…
TWIG #36: The E3 Recap & Rumours
Jun 20 • 34 min
The full E3 recap for you from us. Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff, @jokim1. @adamwtelfer & @ekress) to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more in-depth. Or to just let us know how we can improve. Also, hit the subscribe…
TWIG #35 Why the King’s CEO is Stepping Down
Jun 4 • 43 min
In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Microsoft and Sony form cloud gaming partnership #2 Minecraft Earth Wants to be the Next Pokemon Go #3 Pokémon Masters: Everything we know so far #4 Riccardo Zacconi to step down as CEO of King Hit us up on Twitter…
“I lost my job. What next?” with Joseph Kim
May 31 • 52 min
Most of us go through this at least once during our careers. Several of us have to go through this multiple times during their careers. Yet it is something we tend not to talk about. Losing a job gets bundled with feelings of disappointment, failure,…
TWIG #34: Mario Kart and League of Legends Rush Into Mobile
May 29 • 55 min
In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Playtika Doubles down with new casual games division #2 Mario Kart Tour’s beta has arrived #3 Mobile version of League of Legends #4 Blizzard Entertainment President Interview On Priorities #5 Microsoft and Sony form…
TWIG #33 Epic continues to absorb PC gaming exclusives
May 20 • 56 min
Epic is continuing to make big boi moves while Sony grows its subscriber base. In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Epic’s store continues to absorb PC gaming exclusives #2 Epic Games acquires Rocket League studio Psyonix #3 Zero’ chance it passes: Game…
TWIG #32 Zynga, EA, Activision, Glu - how is it REALLY going in Q2
May 10 • 55 min
In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)CEO Frank Gibeau on Q1 2019 Results #2 Activision Blizzard’s stock rally from earnings-fuelled price collapse? #3 Glu Mobile Earnings: Gluu stock plummeted as Q1 sales gain 18% + EA recap Hit us up on…
TWIG #31 The Truth About Hypercasual Games
May 2 • 49 min
Apart from the truth we will also talk about crunch in the gaming industry and give our personal view on it. In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 The truth about hypercasual games #2 Apex Legends will avoid crunch #3 Google Is Banning A Play Store Developer…
Why AB Tests Fail and How to Improve Them
May 1 • 49 min
Traditional wisdom in product management dictates the use of AB testing for product optimisation. In this episode, our very own Joseph Kim sits down with Niklas Herriger (CEO, Gondola.io) and Andre Cohen (CTO, Gondola.io) to challenge this traditional…
TWIG #30 20 Mobile Games that have made more than $1 Billion
Apr 25 • 52 min
In this episode we also discuss whether Stadia has the content to match its infrastructure. In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 PlayStation 5: Sony outlines next-gen console plans #2 Xbox: Stadia has the infrastructure, but doesn’t have the content #3 20…
TWIG #29 Apple’s Giant Bet on the Future of Mobile Gaming
Apr 17 • 40 min
Also, what Zynga’s CEO believes is the next big catalyst for mobile games and why Ninja paid $1M to Ninja for steaming APEX Legends In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Apple’s $500MM bet on the future of mobile gaming #2 Zynga CEO: this is the next big…
TWIG #28 Lets Talk About Snapchat’s Investment into Mobile Gaming
Apr 10 • 61 min
Also, we talk about what (all) went wrong with BioWare’s Anthem and why APEX Legends won’t dethrone Fortnite In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Snapchat Invests in Mobile Gaming With Launch of ‘Snap Games’ #2 APEX Legends Won’t Dethrone Fortnite, but…
TWIG #27 Apple Arcade and Google Stadia Face Backlash
Apr 1 • 64 min
The platforms are pushing their subscription services that don’t seem to be quite ready for the market nor serve a particular market need. In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun #2 Top 7 trends in mobile gaming from GDC…
TWIG #26 User Acquisition and Systematic Growth with Eric Seufert
Mar 27 • 66 min
Today we talk with the famous Eric Seufert who also publishes the popular blog Mobiledevmemo and heads platformfor N3twork. Together we cover the following topics: #1. The problem with the 30% platform fee on mobile in three charts #2. High growth, low…
TWIG #25 Nintendo Wants to Tone Down Microtransactions on Mobile
Mar 12 • 35 min
Will Nintendo’s honeymoon on mobile continue if they take their foot off the pedal? In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Apex Legends tops 50M players in first month #2 Microsoft wants Xbox Game Pass on PS4 #3 Nintendo is asking its mobile gaming partners to…
TWIG #24 Why APEX Legends Is Obviously Not The Next ‘Fortnite’
Feb 27 • 57 min
In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 BioWare spreads out Anthem’s 90-day roadmap #2 Why’ApexLegends’ Is Obviously Not The Next’Fortnite’ #3 Electronic Arts: How To Destroy Shareholder Value Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff, @jokim1, @ekress) to let us know,…
TWIG #23 Supercell CEO’s Blog Post - Something You May Have Missed…
Feb 14 • 60 min
Supercell CEOs first ever blog post was, righteously so, extremely well received. But many of you may have missed major course changes communicated between the line… In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Activision’s Plan to Cut Hundreds of Jobs #2 EEDAR 2018…
TWIG #22 Zynga proclaims ‘turnaround is now complete’
Feb 7 • 36 min
Zynga Inc. ended 2018 with faster-growing sales and bookings, and expects that trend to increase in 2019, but profit could be a problem.In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 GameStop’s future in question after failing to secure buyout #2 A Free-To-Play…
TWIG #21 The Big Breakup and the New Suitor
Feb 3 • 30 min
Also, Apple’s new gaming subscription service. In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Destiny developer Bungie is ditching Activision after 8 years #2 Metro Exodus will only release on the Epic Store #3 Influencer plans say a lot about Epic Games Store’s…
TWIG #20 Why Activision and EA have dropped over 40 percent
Jan 27 • 39 min
Also, what can be expected from Epic’s Android store In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Jam City announces $145m in strategic finance #2 Epic Games store planned for launch on Android this year #3 Why Activision and EA have dropped over 40 percent Hit us…
TWIG #19 Reviewing the Top Predictions for 2019
Jan 9 • 59 min
Experts and analysts are throwing their predictions for this year. Who is using sound analysis for their predictions and who’s just winging it? Let us tell you… In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Here’s what 2019 will be like for the game biz #2 Mobile…
How to Turbo Charge your Ad Monetization
Jan 2 • 62 min
In this episode, I’m joined by Nadav Ashkenazy, who is the VP of Global Partnerships & Biz Dev at ironSource, a leading ad mediation and user acquisition platform with the largest in-app video network in the industry. Nadav schools me on the differences…
TWIG #18 Will the Epic Games Store Crush Steam?
Dec 14, 2018 • 80 min
Epic has been making moves powered by the unheard success of Fortnite. They skipped the Google’s Play Store and are now planning to outplay Valve’s Steam as well. In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Jam City lays off a large number of developers #2 Epic…
TWIG #17 Who Will Become the Netflix of Games?
Nov 28, 2018 • 55 min
Google, Microsoft, EA, Sony or Valve, Nintendo are all gearing up their streaming services. Who will emerge as the winner when the big players collide? In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Best game subscription services of 2018 #2 PlayStation Now Rakes In…
TWIG16: Jam City + Disney = ?
Nov 20, 2018 • 41 min
Will Jam City and Disney be a Hollywood love story? In the lates TWIG we discuss: #1 Jam City signs a deal with Disney #2 Blizzard working on mobile games for all IP #4 Flaregames restructure leads to 45 layoffs Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff & @jokim1)…
TWIG #15 Diablo on Mobile - a Sure Hit or a Giant Miss?
Nov 8, 2018 • 44 min
Also, the fall of Next Games and the surging “Call of Duty Royale” In the lates TWIG we discuss: #1 Next Games Q3 Business Review #2 Blizzard Wasn’t Expecting Fans To Be This Angry #3 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 could be a Fortnite killer In this episode,…
TWIG #14 Deconstructing Glu Mobile’s New Strategy
Oct 25, 2018 • 44 min
How does 2019 look for Glu? In the lates TWIG we discuss: #1 Glu Mobile redesigns its headquarters and its strategy #2 Why Glu Mobile Inc. Stock Plunged Today In this episode, Joseph and I are joined by Eric Kress, Principal at Gossamer Consulting Group.…
TWIG #13 Should Ubisoft Acquire Zynga?
Oct 17, 2018 • 24 min
Could Ubisoft be the one for Zynga? In the lates TWIG we discuss: #1 Ubisoft Could Unlock a Game Changer With Zynga We also have a returning guest, Mr. Eric Kress, Principal at Gossamer Consulting Group. Eric has held high roles in corporate strategy,…
TWIG #12 Who Will Buy Zynga
Oct 11, 2018 • 44 min
Report: Zynga attracts takeover interest In this episode, Joseph and I are joined by Eric Kress, Principal at Gossamer Consulting Group. Together we aim to answer who could be Zynga’s potential new dancing partner and why. Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff…
TWIG #11 Nintendo vs. Zynga
Oct 4, 2018 • 46 min
Will the Zynga’s steady incline beat Nintendo’s sporadic growth in the long term? News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 42% of Gamers Now Use Mobile as Their Main Gaming Platform #2 Zynga Is Well Positioned In The Favorable Video Game Market #3 Nintendo…
TWIG #10 Deconstructing the Fall of Telltale Games
Sep 26, 2018 • 48 min
The four reasons why Telltale Games shut down. News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Telltale hit with devastating layoffs #2 How do you evaluate a mobile game’s profit potential? #3 From the world’s top Clash of Clans player to game dev Hit us up on…
TWIG #9 The Present and the Future of Esports
Sep 20, 2018 • 55 min
Everything you need to know about esports as of today. News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Teen influencers are making thousands from gaming #2 Activision Blizzard Management Talks Esports #3 Overwatch League Can Bring in $480M for Activision #4 Is the…
TWIG #9 The Present and the Future of Esports
Sep 19, 2018 • 55 min
Everything you need to know about esports as of today. News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Teen influencers are making thousands from gaming #2 Activision Blizzard Management Talks Esports #3 Overwatch League Can Bring in $480M for Activision #4 Is the…
TWIG #8: Fortnite’s Day in the Sun May Be Over
Sep 11, 2018 • 50 min
This Week In Games: #1 Super Mario Creator Warns Gaming Industry: Don’t Be Too Greedy #2 Influencers and Community Revolt Against Marvel Strike Force #3 Epic Games named the World’s top Mobile Games Company #4 Fortnite’s Day in the Sun May Be Over Hit us…
TWIG #7: Supercell’s Brawl Stars Releases Globally After All?
Sep 4, 2018 • 53 min
News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Zynga Partners With Disney For New Star Wars Games #2 How does Legend of Solgard engage, retain and monetise? #3 Supercell’s Brawl Stars Grew Revenue by 616% in July Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff & @jokim1) to let…
Deconstructing Sexism in Games Industry
Aug 23, 2018 • 82 min
This topic was probably the most difficult and definitely most sensitive we’ve tackled on Deconstructor of Fun podcast. Huge thanks to the powerful ladies from Supercell who didn’t shy away from discussing this sensitive topic shaping our industry and who…
TWIG #6 - Will Esports Save Clash Royale?
Aug 21, 2018 • 38 min
News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Strained relationships of Riot and Tencent #2 Clash Royale’s New Pro League #3 Revenue Potential of Battle Royale Modes Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff & @jokim1) to let us know, which news topics you want us to…
TWIG #5
Aug 14, 2018 • 39 min
News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Chinese Games Raked in More Than $600M in the US #2 Why Arena of Valor is Struggling in America #3 Discord Sets Sights on Steam, Launches Online Store #4 Knights of Fury is the Latest Game from King, but it’s Not…
TWIG #4
Aug 8, 2018 • 37 min
Welcome to This Week In Games, a podcast series from the fine people at Deconstructor of Fun. News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Confirmed: Fortnite on Android will drive its bus past Google’s 30% cut #2 Google and Unity Partner for Mobile Game Ads #3…
TWIG #3
Aug 2, 2018 • 38 min
Welcome to This Week In Games, a podcast series from the fine people at Deconstructor of Fun. News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Supercell’s Clash Royale plunders $2 billion in revenues in two years #2 Konami announces Super Smash Bros inspired Shonen…
TWIG #2
Jul 24, 2018 • 39 min
Welcome to This Week In Games, a podcast series from the fine people at Deconstructor of Fun. News Deconstructed in this Episode: 1. AppLovin enters publishing 2. Jam City’s potential IPO 3. Nexon’s upcoming Marvel: Battle Lines Hit us up on Twitter…
This Week in Games #1
Jul 17, 2018 • 29 min
Welcome to This Week In Games, a podcast series from the fine people at Deconstructor of Fun. The concept is simple: - Your hosts are Joseph Kim (@jokim1) and myself, Mishka Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - We highlight and deconstruct few of the most relevant…
Working With BIG Entertainment IPs on Mobile
Jul 16, 2018 • 47 min
What are the pros and cons when working with a big IP? What are the common challenges and pitfalls when working with an IP holder? And most importantly, how to avoid those pitfalls while reaping all the benefits that an IP provides. In this episode, I’m…
Battle Royale Games - Everything You Ought To Know
May 2, 2018 • 61 min
During the past few months, Battle Royale games have taken the mobile market by a storm racking up a whopping 190M installs and $110M in little less than 4 months (source: Sensor Tower)! Not to mention streaming, where Fortnite reached over 2.4 billion…
Influencer Marketing - What You Need to Know Right Now
Mar 13, 2018 • 45 min
As we all know, influencer marketing is about as hot of a buzzword as eSports. And just like with eSports, the key questions revolve around ROI, targeting and scaling. But what makes a good influencer campaign and what are the trends in the world of…
Leading and Managing Game Designers
Nov 6, 2017 • 59 min
What makes game designers tick? What are the different designer types? How to overcome typical designer pitfalls? These questions and more are discussed in this podcast with Florian Ziegler, lead designer at EA’s super successful Firemonkeys studio in…
Mobile Publishing - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Jul 11, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, I discuss mobile publishing with Anil Das-Gupta who is a Product Lead at Wargaming and a frequent blogger on Deconstructor of Fun.