As my Facebook profile will tell you, I have not really played many of your games. This does not make you a bad game maker. I have followed your company though for a longtime and I have some thoughts.
$104 Billion – Facebook’s valuation on the day of its IPO tops every other IPO in history and there is plenty of criticism that Facebook shares are overpriced. Yet there is no doubt that more than a dozen people will turn from paper billionaires into actual billionaires today and if history repeats itself, then there is reason to believe that the wealth of Facebook will spread and enable an renewed innovator ecosystem of considerable proportions. For developers, it will pay, literally, to pay close attention to this IPO, even if they do not own Facebook stock. (more…)
Freemium 2.0 – Publisher paid player rewards are a powerful incentive that will drive gamers to deeper participation in MMO economies, directly resulting in far stronger conversions and higher ARPU. (more…)