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Giacomo Balli

Innovation consultant specializing in mobile strategy

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Giving indie iOS game developers exposure



[caption id="" align="alignright" width="221"] Coin Toss Extreme[/caption]

Recently I published Coin Toss Extreme, my first game for iPhone (you can read more about it here and here).

Luckily I've been quite "lucky" with organic downloads. As usual I haven't spent one dime on marketing and advertising but have to admit I really satisfied with the results.

However, this is no easy task; especially when you're competing with the real big dogs of iOS development. To be honest I chatted with some of them here in San Francisco and gave me some awesome tips!

It's well known that most of the money on the AppStore revolves around games: the top 25 "developers" (who made $60 million in 20 days) are all game makers... Except for one: Pandora (who tried to hire me by the way) :)

In addition, 80% of apps don't support standalone business costs, 59% don't even cover their cost of production (source).


SlideToPlay made a list of the "best" games but, for once, keeping out the big names; leaving space to independent developers who had an idea and went for it.


The Bluecoats
Microids

Dwarf Quest
Wild Card

Folded Flyer
Infinity Lane Entertainment

Nun Attack
Frima Studio

JAM: Jets Aliens Missiles
Josh Presseisen

Plight of the Zombie
Spark Plug Games

Space Holiday
Powerful Robot

Hanger
Christian Ostman

OrigamiGore
Skunk Brothers

Campaign The Game
Insolita Studios Desenvolvimento

Animal Legends
Appy Entertainment

King Oddball
10tons

Wacoon Jump!
Berthier Yannick

Cuboid: 3D Puzzle Game
HC Global Distr

McPixel
Mikolaj Kaminski

Bee Leader
Flightless Limited

Super Mushrooms
Gameday

Airport Scanner
Kedlin Company

Webbies
Nano Titans

Splice : Tree of Life
Cipher Prime Studios

Spectromancer
Three Donkeys

Royal Revolt!
Flaregames

Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Daedalic Entertainment

Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel
Dreamfab

Dream of Pixels
Razum

Bank Rush
Avko Labs

Organ Trail: Director's Cut
The Men Who Wear Many Hats

Blast-A-Way
Illusion Labs

ARC Squadron
Psyonix

Devil's Attorney
Anders Hejdenberg


Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:16:53 +0000