Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to discuss one of the current buzzwords, namely gamification, at the Connected Creativity event at MIP TV with the excellent Kevin Slavin (of area/code fame and, more recently, Starling), moderated by entertainment maven extraordinaire, Robert Tercek. I had posted my slides earlier but now also found the wonderful organisers captured it on video, too. Enjoy!
Earlier this week, I participated on a panel at the Connected Creativity conference at MIP TV in Cannes on the buzzword-ruling topic of “gamification” (make sure to watch Jesse Schell’s now legendary talk “Desigining outside the Box“). The discussion (here’s a quick write-up on the MIP blog) was preceded by a brief presentation. These were my slides: Gamify Entertainment View more presentations from Volker Hirsch
Earlier this week, I gave a talk at the Mobile Gaming Conference at ICE, the premier i-gaming (that’s gambling to you and I) event in London. Below, you will find the slides to the talk. Let me outline briefly though why I think that social elements to gaming is something that I find the gaming (as in gambling, real-money gaming, etc) sector should be excited about (and it was hard to tell if many people were; ’nuff said): “Social” games work if they address or are based upon a community…read more
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of delivering a talk at the Social Gaming Summit in London (which was fun even though it was at Chelsea FC…). Given that the audience was fairly clued up on all things social, I was focusing a little more on the mobile side of things – highlighting market sizes, roll-out speeds and platform risks (and opportunities!). Here’s the deck, I hope you enjoy it: Conquering new spaces 20101110 View more presentations from Volker Hirsch.
Sometimes, the good things come quickly and without much fanfare. Tomorrow (that’s 11 November), the Social Gaming Summit will open its doors at the Stamford Bridge home of Chelsea Football Club in London. And I will talk about how to bring the social element into the mobile sphere (and, yes, regular readers of this blog will be rather familiar with my stance on this). So if you fancy a trip to Fulham to hear from the social games gurus from Playfish, Facebook, Playdom, RockYou, PopCap, etc, etc, please come along…read more
This week, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to speak to the Android developer community at the fabulous Droidcon London. The following are the slides to my talk on “Making Money on Android” in which I focus on the necessity to tackle the challenge to engage users at a time and in a place that a developer can actually control, namely in the game or app itself. Scoreloop provides cool tools for this, and its virtual currency and virtual goods solutions allow developers then to capitalise on…read more
On 28 and 29 October 2010, Droidcon London will open its doors again, exploring in multiple tracks the Android ecosystem. Business, Developer, Design or SDK/API – there will be something for everyone involved or interested in the fastest growing mobile OS (and associated ecosystems) at the moment. For the main conference on Friday, the speaker line-up promises a lot of learnings and insights. I will be there telling people on how to make money on Android (hint: yes, it will involve Scoreloop‘s tools… ;-)). But you should also come and…read more