What’s next for consumer AR in 2020

True augmented reality hasn’t found an easy path to consumer adoption. In spite of general understanding of how AR hardware and software should theoretically work — put on glasses to see the real world overlaid with digital objects and signage — the technology needed to actually get there has been confoundingly difficult, requiring so many big and small advancesContinue reading “What’s next for consumer AR in 2020”

How to keep investors updated on your gaming startup

Last summer, I started helping the founders of games companies. Founders often spent an enormous amount of time raising money, and optimizing who is involved in a financing round. However, too few founders tap into their investors sufficiently. One fundamental way to keep possible investors and existing investors involved and excited about the company isContinue reading “How to keep investors updated on your gaming startup”

Black Friday weekend digital game spending reached record $4.36b

Black Friday digital gaming sales reached a record high this year according to SuperData, hitting a total of $4.36 billion from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. In-game spending in free-to-play games up 13% YOY as digital interest continues to grow. SuperData shares that digital spending for the shopping weekend rose 9% year-over-year thanks to majorContinue reading “Black Friday weekend digital game spending reached record $4.36b”

Media and Games Invest plc; subsidiary gamigo continues its growth path in Q3 2019 and significantly exceeds EBITDA of the full year 2018 after only 9 months in 2019

Media and Games Invest plc; subsidiary gamigo continues its growth path in Q3 2019 and significantly exceeds EBITDA of the full year 2018 after only 9 months in 2019

Winch Gate lifting ‘Ryzom’ into pay-to-play

Well, developer Winch Gate Property, Ltd previously said they would change the business model of their MMO “Ryzom” and turn it from a free-to-play MMORPG into a pay-to-play MMORPG, and by golly, that’s exactly what they’re going to do. Beginning sometime next week (unfortunately no exact dates are given), if you want to continue playingContinue reading “Winch Gate lifting ‘Ryzom’ into pay-to-play”

Space MMO ‘Cosmic Supremacy’ now available

Feeling an urge to play a space-themed MMO after watching J.J. Abrams’ incredible “Star Trek?” Why don’t you give “Cosmic Supremacy” a try. (Forgive the cheese, but the release schedule of the two pieces of media remains a little too close to be a coincidence.) Formerly known as “Space Civilizations,” “Cosmic Supremacy” is a turn-basedContinue reading “Space MMO ‘Cosmic Supremacy’ now available”

New browser game for adults, ‘Disciple’

If you are an adult looking to try out an MMORPG or are a teenager and just feel you are mature for your age, you may enjoy checking out a newly launched browser game, “Disciple.” Resistor Productions has put together this fantasy battlefield geared toward adults; almost the entire game is based on the writingsContinue reading “New browser game for adults, ‘Disciple’”

Get hitched in ‘Deco Online’ for a limited time

From now until June 9, players in the free-to-play MMORPG “Deco Online” ”… can don wedding gowns and tuxedos acquired from the in-game item mall and attend a ceremony officiated by their favorite game master,” as the press release notes. In other words, for a limited time you can get married. Wait, what? Try asContinue reading “Get hitched in ‘Deco Online’ for a limited time”