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Lessons learned from 7 years of Spry Foxiness (Unity Dev Day keynote)

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:57:56 +0000

The lovely folks at Unity asked me to keynote their Mexico City conference, and asked me to focus on topics that would benefit independent game developers. I ended up trying to summarize the most important lessons that I’ve learned, in … Continue reading



Alphabear Postmortem (My GDC 2016 lecture)

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 05:48:46 +0000

I did a 30 minute postmortem on Alphabear at GDC San Francisco, and the good folks at UBM were kind enough to make it freely available online. Check it out! http://gdcvault.com/play/1023505/Alphabear.



The Affordable Care Act

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:05:01 +0000

Warning: this rare post of mine has nothing to do with games. Worse yet, it’s political in nature! I know, I know… how self-indulgent of me. If you’re easily offended by political commentary, skip this article. Lately I’ve been depressed … Continue reading



F2P game publishing is a tricky thing

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:56:10 +0000

When Christian Nutt asked me to write an article for Gamasutra on the topic of publishers, I wasn’t sure what to do. Spry Fox is relatively committed to self-publishing our games and I haven’t kept up with developments in the … Continue reading



The Power of Relativity

Fri, 10 May 2013 21:04:33 +0000

This article was originally published in Game Developer Magazine. It was the seventh in a series of business columns that I am writing for GDM. One of the most frustrating things a game developer will ever hear is “that [PERCEIVED … Continue reading



Avoiding tunnel vision

Sun, 14 Apr 2013 05:01:26 +0000

This article was originally published in Game Developer Magazine. It was the sixth in a series of business columns that I am writing for GDM. Back when I worked for Xbox LIVE, I frequently commented on the dangers of what … Continue reading



Spry Fox settlement with 6waves

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:14:42 +0000

As several news outlets have discovered, we have amicably settled our lawsuit with 6waves. We are very happy with the outcome and glad to be finished with this matter. The full terms of the settlement are confidential, but I can … Continue reading



Your First F2P Game: Where You Will Go Wrong

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:17:26 +0000

A video of my 2012 Casual Connect lecture is now freely available online. TY to Casual Connect for sharing it!



The Magic of F2P

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:34:18 +0000

This article was originally published in Game Developer Magazine. It was the fifth in a series of business columns that I am writing for GDM. The first successful f2p games — aka “games whose primary revenue source were in-game purchases” … Continue reading



Goodbye RotMG

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 04:46:32 +0000

It is hard to let go of something you’ve worked on for such a long time, but such is life. After a rather successful launch of Realm of the Mad God on Steam and Kongregate, our partners at Wild Shadow … Continue reading