Engaging Updates: Teaching an Old Game New Tricks

The act of creating a mobile game can be lengthy, tedious and emotionally draining, but the pride that a developer has in their game is beyond gratifying; until users of the game want more. Since the inception of video games, players have craved more from a game the second credits start rolling. In today’s wildly… Read more »

Engagement and Retention – The holy grail of Mobile Gaming

With hundreds of new mobile gaming application launched on a monthly basis, mobile game developers are hungry for any insight that will put them over the competition. Nick Thomas, senior director and head of mobile gaming at Immersion recently wrote a contributed article for GameSauce on the “Engagement and Retention equation: Left Brain + Right… Read more »

Embracing the Mute Switch

After more than a decade of running an audio production company for games, and evangelizing, promoting, and praising the virtues and importance of music, sound effects, and voice over in game play experiences, I have to admit that the irony behind this blog entry is a bit uncanny. While I will always be a proponent… Read more »

Role of Haptics in Virtual Reality

As anyone can guess, virtual reality was undoubtedly the hot button topic of this year’s GDC. Even though the industry is still in its infancy stage, it is predicted to be a $150B market by 2020. One significant note of difference with years past was there was a new tone and pace of excitement about… Read more »