Monopolies don't exist.
If someone tells you “Company X has a monopoly over Y products there’s no way to compete against that” Please do me a favor and smack them in the face as they have the worst kind of mentality. There’s no reason a tiny corporation of 1 person is incapable of competing against an extremely large corporation with 100% market share. Chances are, if you don’t think...
Angry Birds + Cut The Rope = Fail.
Rope Rescue By Chillingo JIM “Hey Bob, people love Angry Birds” BOB “Indeed they do Jim” JIM “Hey Bob, people love Cut The Rope” BOB “That they do Jim” JIM “Hey Bob, let’s combine Angry Birds and Cut The Rope” BOB “Well Jim, sounds like you’ve got a winner!” CUSTOMERS: “WE WANT SOMETHING NEW” ...
Why "Roll In The Hole" Was A Failure.
Roll In The Hole is published by Chillingo and was expected to be the next Angry Birds. However, it was a massive failure, and has disappeared from the charts. After it’s launch I recall seeing it at #20 top paid app, and it just went away from there. So, what did they do wrong? Well, let’s examine the game play mechanics. You press the right side of the screen to move the panda to...
Are YOU real?
I can’t tell if people reading this blog are real, or just spam bots. Been getting a few of those. If you’re real, what do you think about our lead character? (hint: he’s the man!) This is the character that will become the next big game, putting Angry Birds on the shelf next to History books.
My Dev Is Gonna Be In HELL!
Image Courtesy of Todd Hamilton @Dribble For the past several weeks I have been working on the game mechanics for our first game. I have a potential investor who wants to produce the prototype, so first things first. Get a quote. The quote is pretty detailed. I have to define, very specifically, how the game mechanics work. Well, you’ve done that before, right? Nope! The only specs...
"We're Ready For The Next Angry Birds!"
Angry Birds is down to #5 over night! Where’s My Water has been a top chart favorite, originally knocking down Angry Birds to #2. Along came Scribblenauts Remix and became the #1 top grossing app in the app store. Now Hanging and Words with friends has topped the top charts over Where’s My Water and Scribblenauts Remix. Angry Birds not being at the top is a trend. First it was Tiny...
What is Inkky Games?
Well, what is it? At Inkky Games, we’re developing mobile games based on great characters who tell great stories. And we’re shaping every one of those stories into a fun game with unique game play mechanics. Our customers will fall in-love with our characters and grow attached to the stories behind them. People pick up Mario games because they’re familiar with the character and all previous...
The Entrepreneurial Journey
My name is Stephen and I’m a 20 year old entrepreneur. Let me start off by saying, I’m not socially awkward. In-fact I’m pretty confident and comfortable with myself. I recently sold my first company and just founded another, Inkky Games! Sounds exciting, no? Unfortunately a familiar sense of loneliness is overwhelming me as I type. I’ve never fit in growing up and never...