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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