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New Developer Theories

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Re: New Developer Theories

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WARGAMING.NET

Jamy Nigri:

SVP Commercial Development & Sr. Advisor to the CEO | Office of the CEO
Company Name: Wargaming Group Ltd
Dates Employed: Mar 2015 – Dec 2017
Employment Duration: 2 yrs 10 mos
Location: Cyprus
New Business Opportunities. New Revenue. Video Strategy. Monetizing experiences from video to eSports.

Credit to @lukehold:
https://www.pocketgamer.biz/interview/7 ... ves-tanks/
"Numerous key partnerships have also been announced, including a hook up with Epic Games, which will see Unreal Engine 4 used for future titles.

The firm has also been deep in development on several new projects."

+@lukehold:

"Sarah Tilley, monitization and live ops director at wargaming liked [Bidstack's] post":



Bidstack keeping their presence alive with UKIE Hub at Wargaming Guildford on March 11th:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukie-hub ... 3506032059



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@WSKR for context what/who does the dates and the countries correspond to?



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Sean Decker - Director Wargaming UK.:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sedecker/?o ... bdomain=uk

Has some interesting industry insights - A good read:

https://www.mcvuk.com/business-news/wer ... ambitions/

Snippets:

“We hire people who are specific experts or who have worked with outsourcing before,” Decker explains. “For example, Nicolas Pain, our art production director, is fantastic and has done it for a number of companies in the past. He’s worked with Codemasters, Playground Games and so on. He’s used to building out great pipelines and that is what we focus on. As opposed to thinking everything has to be built in house.

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“Everything will be directed from here, but I’m a big believer in working with partners around the world when it comes to content, no matter whether it’s VFX, art and so on. The amount that you have to make, it is almost unsustainable to build up a team to make it all… And there’s so many really good partners you can work with around the world who do it well.”

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Similar thinking has gone into the technology choices too. “It’s the reason we chose Unreal,” Decker continues. “They make a really good tech stack. They have hundreds of engineers working on it. Do I want to make that? Do I want to replicate that and try and beat that? Or would I rather make a game and focus on the game, instead of doing both at the same time?”

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“We’re still developing our new game, we’re still understanding what our new IP is going to be.

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“Players want to invest in their hobby, in terms of time, and they want to be assured that it’s going to be there, that it’s going to be supported,” which is something that Wargaming as a whole can certainly claim to have delivered on in the past.



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https://www.funnygames.org/game/strategy.html

Bidstack listed among many others:
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Not 100% sure what to make of it - could be data mining?



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Aaahaa - got it! So all them random websites we see with Bidstack scraping data is via IAB!

Who do we share data with?
We allow a limited number of advertising, analytics, and social media companies to also place cookies and/or collect your data via Azerion Products. You can see a detailed list below. Azerion are a member of and participant in Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) transparency and consent network and the majority of third parties and affiliates with whom we interact are listed within the IAB Global Vendor List (GVL)

Azerion Products and the third parties with whom we interact, process personal data mostly through the use of cookies. To help you understand what this means, we will first describe the use of cookies in our Azerion Products. We will then explain how personal data is processed, including the use of those cookies.
https://azerion.com/business/privacy.html

The IAB Global Vendor List (GVL) links to here and Bidstack is obviously listed.
https://iabeurope.eu/vendor-list/?fwp_paged=6

It's been a bone of contention for a while now as to through whom this data is being mined.



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Re: New Developer Theories

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Look what I’ve found...
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It relates to BEJJ in this article (where I found the image)

https://www.time24.news/en/2020/06/big- ... -soon.html

This is a jiu-jitsu-themed game made by Smash Moutain Studio for Android. The game brings the culture of the sport to a mobile title and draws attention by using a card system in battle. The player needs to choose a move that can be stronger, but opens the defense more, for example. If the opponent chooses a card that takes advantage of this weakness, the player ends up losing points. That is, the gameplay involves a rock-paper-scissors according to the choices of the cards.

It is currently still in beta development on Android.
Developer: https://smashmountain.com/

SMASH MOUNTAIN STUDIO

Smash Mountain Studio is specialized in virtual reality and game development. With extensive capabilities, we provide our clients with a full range of integrated tools and services, delivering crafted innovative experiences to help drive businesses and expectations.
Our streamlined and meticulous approach towards every project is built on creativity, authenticity and commitment.
We also develop our own games. Currently we are working on BeJJ: The Jiu-Jitsu Game for mobile, Android and iOS platforms.

Check out their work here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQjm5K ... L4_kvtlWQw



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Re: New Developer Theories

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The game is open to testing on android. I had a go

Big white spaces where the ads would go

Nice to see a hint that smaller developers are getting in with Bidstack but can't imagine this game will drive huge revenues for us.
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Does beg the question as to how many other little games Bids is in.

Good to see that Bids is getting taken up worldwide.

It’s predominantly a Brazilian game so will be interesting to see the geo-located ads for that territory.



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Re: New Developer Theories

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MGXYZ wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:06 am
Does beg the question as to how many other little games Bids is in.

Good to see that Bids is getting taken up worldwide.

It’s predominantly a Brazilian game so will be interesting to see the geo-located ads for that territory.
How do you know bids are in this game?

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