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- Over the last few years, Kickstarter has proven to be a real boon for the indie games development community. No longer fearing that their projects won't make back the initial investment, the crowdfunding model has become all but a must for any financially sensible indie developer. So how do you take this business model and make it even more viable? You tie a big project to it that gets everyone talking.
- Another week, another lawsuit. Yesterday, Spry Fox, the developers of the social game Triple Town, sued 6Waves for copy infringement, accusing the latter of copying their game with the release of Yeti Town on the iPhone. Last week, Nimblebit accused Zynga of copying their game Tiny Tower with the release of Dream Heights in the Canadian iTunes Store. Today Buffalo Studios just did the same about Bingo Blitz and Zynga Bingo. And in December, Zynga and Vostu settled a lawsuit whereby Zynga has sued Vostu for copying its game CityVille which Vostu counter-sued, claiming the pot-calling-the-kettle-black defense (that Zynga's game was a copy of other games).With so much outright copying and downright plagiarizing going in the world of games today, I would like to submit a Modest Proposal to solve the problem once and for all.
- At the end of last month we took a look back at the year that was 2011 and rounded up the best and most interesting games and trends to happen. Now we're looking forward. Just what does the world of casual gaming have in store for all of us in 2012? Well, we're not quite sure, but that's not going to stop us from making some predictions. The Gamezebo team has spent the past month gazing at our office crystal ball and has come up with these nine predictions for the next year of gaming.
- Usually we use this space to talk about our thoughts on the latest issues in casual gaming. But today we're doing something different: asking for help from you, Gamezebo's readers.
- In December, Louis CK (my favorite comedian right now, if you have never watched the TV show Louie, do it!), announced that he was going to break all rules for selling videos online and do his own thing.Against the better judgment of his friends and colleagues, he decided to produce his own video, sell it on his own web site at a fair price point of $5, and make it DRM-free (so once you buy it you own it).The result? Over $1 million in sales in just two weeks.What does this little digital distribution experiment mean for games? In my opinion, a whole lot!
- Internet gambling (and perhaps gaming companies) got a huge present from Santa over the Christmas weekend, in the form of a Justice Department ruling that may open the door to legalizing Internet gambling.The Justice Department issued a legal opinion that the Wire Act of 1961, prohibiting wagering on telecommunication systems that cross state and national borders, does not apply to states selling lottery tickets to its citizens to adults within its own borders. Internet gambling is not yet legal, but the door is open. If you don't think this has an impact on the world on online and social gaming, then you're betting on the wrong horse.
- After months of hype and speculation, Zynga officially went public last Friday with a most curious offering. Zynga raised $1 billion in one day, for the biggest tech IPO in the US since Google raised $1.9 billion in 2004. Zynga started as a company 4 years ago and now has a valuation of $8.9 billion (for perspective, Electronic Arts is valued at $6.9 billion). That's the good news. The bad news is that Zynga priced its IPO at $10/share and ended the day at $9.50/share in what can best be described as a lackluster opening day. Which begs the question -- what happened on the road to IPOville?
- Microsoft finally announced they are launching their own iTunes-competitor for PC apps within its upcoming Windows 8 operating system (see related article: Gamasutra). The Windows App Store is slated to be released in beta in February 2012, and will allow users to buy games, apps, ebooks, digital magazines, within app, subscriptions, and in app purchases. But is it a case of too little, too late? In the past, Microsoft was successful using its monopoly in the Windows OS to buy, copy, and cheat it's way to win in new markets.