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    OUYA Meetup UK?

    Was wondering how much interest there would be from OUYA developers/fans in organising a meetup in London around mid January?

    Was thinking by then developers would hopefully have their dev kits...
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    You could always try to get a non-technical job...

    You could always try to get a non-technical job at a games studio and learn a bit about the industry from the inside? I personally found that with my BSc in computer science, I had the skills to...
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    The strategy for my own soon-to-be-released...

    The strategy for my own soon-to-be-released android game is to simply target directly those that I think are willing to pay, charge a higher price for the game, and expect that 99% of people who...
  4. Because I was young and naive! I did computer...

    Because I was young and naive!

    I did computer science at university because I thought that was what you needed to do to get a job in games. Didn't realise there were all these other jobs in the...
  5. Sounds cool. If they'll let you do that, could...

    Sounds cool. If they'll let you do that, could work out well. On the other hand, most of the advertiser SDK's give you a way to track how much income your games are making, which could be useful to...
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    I used a site called simply docs, where you sign...

    I used a site called simply docs, where you sign up for 50 or something and get a bunch of template contracts for all sorts of things, that you just fill in the blanks for. Wondering if anyone else...
  7. The thing is, the company that wants to advertise...

    The thing is, the company that wants to advertise will have a budget, say $100, and they go to different ad agencies who give them prices like $0.04 per click or $0.02 per view (of which $0.01 will...
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    Some unions are particularly militant, and give...

    Some unions are particularly militant, and give others that do genuine good a bad name. It is usually an industry such as transport workers, where normal globalized business practices don't really...
  9. I wouldn't be concerned about what 'genre' your...

    I wouldn't be concerned about what 'genre' your game is. If you're pitching it to someone who is not your customer, then it's a pet simulator. Concentrate on having a good name for the game that sums...
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    IA Store The In-App (IA) store is the primary...

    IA Store
    The In-App (IA) store is the primary tool for turning lifetime ARPU from $0 to $5. It is also the public face (along with in-game support) of the company in-game

    All the lessons...
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    Post Launch (Re)Acquisition PR Why only...

    Post Launch

    (Re)Acquisition

    PR
    Why only now? To give journalists the chance to discover the game of their own accord, which is far more likely to generate a positive preview/review

    As...
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    Pre-Launch Private Beta This overlaps the...

    Pre-Launch

    Private Beta
    This overlaps the latter half of development. It allows some marketing activities to happen whilst allowing useful feedback for developers

    It reduces risk by...
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    Feedback on Marketing Strategy

    This is as much me arranging the jumble of ideas around marketing in my head into something more coherent, but I'd very much appreciate any feedback on my marketing strategy

    TLDR summary is at the...
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    On piracy, here are a couple of articles that...

    On piracy, here are a couple of articles that discuss the issue with regards to android:

    http://www.marketandroidapps.com/development-2/how-to-protect-your-android-application-from-piracy/...
  15. It feels like there ought to be a different...

    It feels like there ought to be a different system for f2p aside from grind.

    Having thought about it, football (soccer) is a game of skill where you only accumulate points, rather than XP,...
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    Ok, fair enough. I must admit all the stuff I've...

    Ok, fair enough. I must admit all the stuff I've done on opengl-es on android has been relatively simple stuff for version 1.1
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    Have you actually tried? I think android is an...

    Have you actually tried?

    I think android is an untapped opportunity, and developers need to stop whining about how hard it is and start working with the idiosyncrasies that make android unique
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    Kickstarter does seem to have grown in a somewhat...

    Kickstarter does seem to have grown in a somewhat different direction from the art students asking for enough money to hire camera equipment for a weekend to make an indie film in their spare time
    ...
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    The materialistic society that builds up...

    The materialistic society that builds up emotional dependencies on 'stuff' doesn't exist everywhere. Someone from another culture might pick up a game and see it through a completely different eyes....
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    Samsung have their own mobile operating system,...

    Samsung have their own mobile operating system, called Bada. At the moment, they only seem to be pushing it for low-end phones, and the Samsung app store, as far as I can work out, is just for Bada...
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    I found the free slides on the GDC vault in the...

    I found the free slides on the GDC vault in the end.

    It sounds like you either:
    - make the 'core' of the game without context with regard to platform, controls etc, then adapt the game for...
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    Not saying I'd ever consider doing that :D Of...

    Not saying I'd ever consider doing that :D

    Of course, even if you don't do a kickstarter campaign, having some cool graphics and shiny stuff to show to people right from the start (on forums like...
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    The reason the money is on iOS is because only...

    The reason the money is on iOS is because only ~1% of iPhones are jailbroken, and to use the app store you have to give your credit card details. It is a lot easier to buy on iOS than it is to...
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    UI Design for Touchscreen

    I've spent a long time thinking about how best to design a UI with touch screen in mind. It feels like it ought to be a revolutionary new way of letting players interact with games, but so far I've...
  25. To answer Q.2 The Amazon store is only a...

    To answer Q.2
    The Amazon store is only a fraction of the size of Google Play (formerly the Android Market). It isn't an insignificant number, but more importantly, Amazon Store users have to have...
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