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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
To celebrate the "Perseid meteor shower", on August 10 we gave Tapsteroids for free in the App Store. As usual, we like to share the results of our promotions so here you can find all charts that we used to track this special event. We performed very well: in Italy we ranked in the Top-200 Overall, in Europe & USA we was around Top-50/Top-100 in the Arcade/Action categories.
We are proud to announce that UNAgames is officially an
Associate Partner of GALA (Games and Learning Alliance -
Network of Excellence for Serious Games).
GALA gathers the cutting-edge European Research and
Development organizations on Serious Games. It is a
multidisciplinary consortium of 30 partners coming from 13
countries all over the EU that covers a wide range of
topical knowledge on research and development in Serious
Games. It comprises university, research centers,
enterprises, representing a mix of interests and skills
involved in the Serious Games development and an effective
synergy among research, education and business.
So we face towards a new interesting challenge: developing
serious games for mobile platforms!
This year we have the pleasant surprise of having been officially
invited, by AIOMI and The Indie Shelter, to set up a stand at IVDC
(Italian Video-game Developers Conference).
This edition is in
partnership with Cartoons on the Bay 2012 – the international
television and cross-media animation festival organized by RAI (the public Italian national broadcaster) – and will be held in Rapallo from 22
to 25 March. In particular, we will have a space at Indieanapolis,
the IVDC section devoted to indie developers run by The Indie Shelter
folks. As usual, we invite you to visit us!
We will attend the SvilupParty 2012 event! Held in Bologna from 10 to 11 of March, it is a meeting point for Italians video game developers, a sort of a "little local GDC". There will be a lot of flash sessions, and Daniele will keep a short postmortem of Tapsteroids!
Let us know if you are going to attend the event too, so we could meet there!
Italian web magazine Girl Geek Life today published an interview with Erika, the feminine side of UNAgames! If you like to discover how a geek girl can enters the gamedev scene, read the full article here:
Past Monday we gave Tapsteroids for free in the App Store and as our title entered in many Top lists on different App Stores, we thought that sharing our App Store ranking data could be of some interest for you and mainly other indie developers.
More than 17,000 copies downloaded and we saw Tapsteroids reaching the Top 50 in many
App Stores, a big surprise for us!