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Hopeless: The Dark Cave – Coins and Consumables

Yaniv Nizan's review of the adorable free-to-play survival shooter.

Economic Research On MMORPGS: A Quick Overview

Virtual economies are an important feature for games. This is true not only for MMOGs, but a key component of the design and management of freemium and other types of games, as well.

Zombies Don’t Touch Me: Runner Under the Microscope

The reviews saga continues with Yaniv Nizan's analysis of Zombies Don't Touch Me.

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Unleash the Power of Events to Drive Revenue in Games

Xing Wang gives game designers some insight on how to effectively leverage events in their games.

Monetizing Puzzle Games: Box It Game Review

Yaniv Nizan talks about the monetisation model of his latest favourite puzzle game.

Visualizing Dynamic Behavior Flow

One of the most important challenges in game analytics is to take the power of quantitative analysis and place it into the hands of everyone, not just trained analysts.

Freemium Economics: Commerce at a Price Point of $0

Eric Seufert on Freemium Economics: Leveraging Analytics and User Segmentation to Drive Revenue, his recently published book that covers topics…

What Is The Compulsion Loop?

We explain and expand the concept, as well as describe the potential opportunities that can be made by leveraging it in future titles.

Analysing Auctions: The Case of Glitch

Shawna Baskins, Joseph Riley and Anders Drachen analyse Glitch's in-game economic system, concentrating on the auction house and NPC vendors.

Data is good, but not all data is equally good

Effective data capture is like a sensory system for your game so you can understand the actual behaviour it exhibits…

Mid-Core Success Part 4: Monetization

In the last part of his Mid-Core series, Michail Katkoff talks about why sustained monetization is a result achieved through…

Mid-Core Success Part 3: Social

In part three of his Mid-Core Success series, Michail Katkoff talks about true social mechanics, the kind that add to…