• Game developers keeping the rise of E-sport in mind in their game development choice

    • Drives sales. 5 of the top 10 digital PC games in sales are Esport games

      • League of Legends, World of Warcraft, and World of Tanks

      • Console titles: Call of Duty, FIFA, and Madden

    • The global eSports economy is already worth $748.8 million

    • Making a game with Esport in mind

      • Overwatch

      • Heros

    • Tacking on Esport possibilities

      • Multiplayer only SKU of BlackOps to be released

    • Unexpected rise of game as an esport

      • Rocket League release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

  • Rise of products and services attached to the industry

AuthorRobert Macy

  • Palmer Luckey did lay down some questionable points: "I think that there’s not many people who already own a PS4 who don’t own a gaming PC who are going to go out and make that roughly $1,500 all-in investment in the Rift. It really is a separate market. They’re bringing virtual reality to a different group of people who I don’t think were ever really a part of our market anyway."

  • Us Vs THEM!

    • Nanotech

    • Irradiated Food

  • Complementary Products and Services

    • Attach Rates

    • Bundling

  • Betamax vs Blu-Ray

  • Peripherals

    • HD-DVD

    • Kinect

    • 3D Glasses
AuthorRobert Macy

In this Episode we talk about CroudFunding.

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#3 - Crowdfunding your Game


  • Kickstarter for Products

  • Patreon for Services/Projects/People

  • Pre-sales vs Development


  • 9% of Kickstarter projects failed to deliver rewards

  • 8% of dollars pledged went to failed projects

  • 7% of backers failed to receive their chosen reward

  • 65% of backers agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that “the reward was delivered on time”

AuthorRobert Macy

In this episode we talk about Fan Created Content and how it can be great for both the Fans and the Companies.  Money for everyone!

AuthorRobert Macy