EGD News #146 — Your core game isn’t enough

EGD News #146 — Your core game isn’t enough

We all know how it goes. Free-to-play developers first focus on proving retention numbers; often, they prove monetization at the very last moment. Still, the prevailing game development playbook for mobile free-to-play is that retention is crucial and that the focus...
EGD News #140 — How I help founders

EGD News #140 — How I help founders

Sent on June 24th, 2022. If you aren’t a subscriber to EGD News, you can subscribe here. This is a follow-up piece for “Put your investors to work.” There I talked about the investor update and how founders should utilize their investors. It’s been great to see...
EGD News #139 — Level 5 leaders

EGD News #139 — Level 5 leaders

The concept of the level 5 leader comes from Jim Collins’ book Good to Great. In this piece, I want to talk about how these leaders operate and how we can apply these lessons to gaming. These are ideas that you can take with you to develop your leadership style...
EGD News #138 — Make your own luck

EGD News #138 — Make your own luck

Sent on June 10th, 2022. If you aren’t a subscriber to EGD News, you can subscribe here. It may be luck, but it is not an accident.Chris Sacca There are moments when the stars align, and things just work out. Many people question how much luck is involved in...
EGD News #137 — Five things on being a founder

EGD News #137 — Five things on being a founder

Sent on June 3rd, 2022. If you aren’t a subscriber to EGD News, you can subscribe here. I could have called this post, “if I went back to talk to my 27-year-old self, just setting out to found my first company, what five pieces of advice could I share?” Here are...
EGD News #136 — Freshman teams and senior teams

EGD News #136 — Freshman teams and senior teams

Sent on May 27th, 2022. If you aren’t a subscriber to EGD News, you can subscribe here. Miska from Deconstructor of Fun recently did an interview with Jon Lai, General Partner at VC firm a16z. They’ve just announced a new $600...