Category: Business

Top Free-to-Play Monetization Tricks

The Coercive Monetization Model: how to extract money from Free-to-play gamers: A coercive monetization model depends on the ability to
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All your gamers are gold

CoinLab: Tapping the GPU mining potential of gamers. CoinLab Attracts $500,000 in Venture Capital for Bitcoin Projects Seattle based Bitcoin
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Big money in social betting games

Games and gambling and social media are combining in profitable new ways: Crowdpark, a startup developer focused on social betting
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Scurvy Dogs: Pirates and Privateers Sail the Seas

Darren Gendron, who had never designed a board game, has just designed Scurvy Dogs: Pirates and Privateers Sail the Seas.
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Use Game Mechanics to Reward Your Customers

“Countless start-ups are incorporating game-design strategies, hoping to eventually grow revenue off of consumer data, or by using a combination
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Career Colleges, Toxic Choices

From a Seattle Times editorial: For-profit colleges have successfully marketed a compelling story in which they star front and center
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Synergon, the BLARP From Hell

Synergon: “Where dreams come to die” Synergon was conceived as a satire of office culture and corporate-speak, but expressed in
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Sons of Pong

In the beginning was Pong. And in the beginning it stood alone. But not for long …. In September 1972,
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American Business Embraces ‘Gamification’

Gaming is big business — and vice versa: Play to win: The game-based economy Companies are realizing that “gamification” —
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Game Design and Higher Education

Above: Laurentius de Voltolina meets Pac-man Students who may have been scolded by their parents for spending too much time
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