" Will's knowledge of F2P comes from years of building games, as well as writing about and consulting with developers on the model. All the topics covered in this book-economics, gameplay, monetization, analytics and marketing-are important to consider when you're building an F2P game, and Will covers each with an easy-to-digest style." -Ian Marsh, co-founder, NimbleBit Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away is an accessible and complete guide to the business model that has revolutionized the videogames industry, creating huge hits, multi-billion-dollar startups and a new deal for players: Play for free, spend on what you like. Written by respected game designer and consultant Will Luton, Free-to-Play gives you the in-the-trenches insight you need to build, run and make money from games you give away.
In it you'll find: * Psychology behind player decisions and the motivations to play* Simple and accessible explanations of the math and economic theories behind F2P, including working examples* Processes for capturing and using player data to improve your game* Marketing tips on positioning your game and attracting players* Plus: A downloadable F2P spreadsheet, articles from the author, a foreword by NimbleBit co-founder Ian Marsh and an interview with Zynga CEO, Mark Pincus.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 227 x 156 x 11 mm