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What Developers Can Do About Pirating Games

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Dec 18, 2014 2:44:40 PM

In our last post, we spoke about the issues of piracy and the types of people who pirate games. For today we're going to talk about some of the options developers have when it comes to dealing with it.

Over the years there have been several options made available each with their own pros and cons to keep in mind. And there is also the matter of what to do about pirates that has led to an interesting debate.

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Examining why Gamers Pirate

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Dec 17, 2014 5:50:55 PM

In light of the recent news of the police raid on The Pirate Bay, the infamous torrenting site for music, video games and movies, it gives us the opportunity to talk about pirating and what game developers need to know to respond properly. 

Piracy has been a part of the industry for years now and despite continued efforts from developers and law enforcement, is not going away anytime soon. It is extremely important for new developers to understand its impact and reach.

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The Evolution of the Video Game Market -- Digital Stores

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Nov 14, 2014 1:23:04 PM

When it comes to the Video Game market, digital transition has been one of the most far reaching changes in the Game Industry; affecting how games are played, designed, bought and sold for all areas of the industry. 

And while there are still some areas that have to be figured out, the digital market has been a boon to the Game Industry.

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The Declining Retail Market and why Digital is Superior

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Aug 7, 2014 11:17:12 AM

Stardock,  one of the longest running PC developers recently put out their annual revenue report. In it, they discussed something that has been brewing for several years now: The Retail Market is dead. 

Digital distribution continues to grow and understanding the benefits and why retail is no longer a needed goal is a big deal for major developers.

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The State of Digital Stores for Indie Game Developers

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Jun 27, 2014 4:27:15 PM

Digital Distribution was key in revitalizing the PC Game Industry and a major change in how we buy and sell video games. While many Indie designers can sell directly through their own site, it's becoming apparent that a digital store is required for the best results.

Today's post goes through the variety of digital store options currently available to help you decide which one is the right fit.

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Making the Move: PC vs. Mobile Markets

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Jun 25, 2014 5:49:15 PM

Independent game developers have two viable markets for their next game: The mobile market and the PC route via digital distribution. Having a successful game on one doesn't mean that you'll succeed on the other as both markets have their differences and audience. 

Today's post examines these differences and things any developer needs to understand about the mobile and PC markets. 

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