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Lecture: economics of free games and data driven game design

Yesterday we gave a speech to the students of Videogame Design and Programming course held by Prof. Pier Luca Lanzi for the MSc Engineering of Computing Systems at Politecnico University of Milan. The lecture focused on the economics of free games and on implementation details of our proprietary analytics system. Full video (in italian) and slides (in english) are available below.

Tapsteroids update v1.2.1 now available on the App Store

Tapsteroids update v1.2.1 is out on the App Store, it fixes some minor issues on iOS 7 and it is still FREE.

Indigeni Digitali @Genova

On Wednesday 19th, we partecipated at #iddrink @Genova. The event organized by Indigeni Digitali was held at "Palazzo Ducale" in our city. During the happening we gave a speech about the state of the mobile market. Below some photos taken at the event.

SvilupParty Beta & SvilupParty 2013

Past long weekend we attended the SvilupParty Beta and SvilupParty 2013 events held in Bologna (Italy). On Friday 10th we gave a talk at SvilupParty Beta, which addressed game developers, about our proprietary analytics system and the next days we took part at the SvilupParty 2013. Here you can see some shots took at the events.

Tapsteroids update v1.2 is now FREE on the App Store

Tapsteroids v1.2 is finally out, and to celebrate we switched it to FREE. Yes, you can now grab it for nothing! The update contains a lot of improvements, both technicals and to the gameplay; continue reading to get the details.

Tapsteroids nominee for "Drago d'Oro" Awards

UNAgames announces its presence among the nominees for "Drago d'Oro", the Italian award for excellence in the world of video games. Tapsteroids has been nominated in the "Best Independent Italian Videogame" category, where it will be submitted to the judgment of a technical jury and a critics jury.

Global Game Jam 2013 & Videogame Design Days

On Friday 25th we will participate at the Videogame Design Days, the event that hosts the Global Game Jam 2013 in Genoa. The Videogame Design Days, organized by ELIOS Lab, is at its second year and it's the perfect background for the GGJ. If you want to meet us, our speech is at 10.30 AM and surely we will stay there to listen to all the other interesting talks.

Video of our lecture at Politecnico University of Milan

Last week we have been asked to give a speech to the students of the Politecnico University of Milan which are attending the "Videogame Design & Programming" course held by Prof. Pier Luca Lanzi. Glad of the invitation, we focused the lecture on some tips based on the experience gained during the development of our iOS game Tapsteroids. Below you can see the video of our talk (in italian).

Exhibitors at "VS-Games 2012"

As associate partner of GALA (the EU NoE on Serious Games), we will attend as exhibitors at VS-Games 2012 - 4th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications. On October 30th and 31st you can meet us at the Serious Games Exhibition area, held in Genoa (our city!). The exhibition will host field cutting-the-edge companies showing their products and doing networking: IBM, Microsoft, Dassault Systems, and others.

UNAgames at "Playing the Game"

Next Sunday, October 28th, we will attend the Playing the Game event in Milan (Italy). It is a consumer event, part of IF - Immagina il futuro, promoted by "Provincia di Milano" and "Camera di Commercio di Milano". The great thing is the big space that will be given to indies: in addition to UNAgames, you will meet other Italian developers with their great video games. It will be also the opportunity to look at our next update to Tapsteroids!

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