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Offline Altfuture

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Zyngas
« on: December 28, 2011, 06:31:53 PM »

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Re: Zyngas
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 06:49:44 PM »
A thing worth noting, a few days ago Zynga entered stock market. The same day the shares plummered below the initial price (in short, all those privileged investors who obtained the initial stocks first made a loss). It is generally said that the market concluded that Zynga is in decline with not much chance to expand and that their "narrow" target audience and methods are outdated (quite surprising :D).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16214331 (it's not the best one, I was reading a more interesting one but forgot the link)

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Re: Zyngas
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 10:19:22 AM »
What a heck is rewardville? Is it a game? I have read a few articles but none makes it clear.
I don't see the point of it. I think it's going to die. When these companies become too big, they just start throwing money at things that make no sense. Like google with google wave.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 10:24:23 AM by hiigara »

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Re: Zyngas
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 04:52:18 PM »
Another Zyngas presentation about how to make money from players.

http://altdevblogaday.com/2011/11/29/roger-dickeys-tactics-for-game-monetization/


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Re: Zyngas
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 08:32:18 PM »
They've been successful, so we might have a few things to learn from them. I'm not planning to follow the way "Do Evil" does things though =)
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Re: Zyngas
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 05:52:34 AM »
$300 to acquire one player!? Is the person who wrote this article drunk or the costs really skyrocketed like that?
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-01-20-zynga-losing-USD150-each-on-new-paying-customers

 


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