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Celebrating one year of GamesIndustry.biz Academy

Browse through the GamesIndustry.biz Academy's most essential reads as the section enters its second year

By Marie Dealessandri

How to enable cross-progression between generations and platforms

AccelByte's Raymond Arifianto gives a crash course on how to implement platform-agnostic cloud save features

By Raymond Arifianto

Maximum safety, minimum cost: How to launch your game on a new platform

Focusing on the Epic Games Store, Reto Moto's Jean-Marc Broyer dives into launching a PC game on a new platform

By Jean-Marc Broyer

How to make a video game

How to enable cross-progression between generations and platforms

AccelByte's Raymond Arifianto gives a crash course on how to implement platform-agnostic cloud save features

By Raymond Arifianto

Maximum safety, minimum cost: How to launch your game on a new platform

Focusing on the Epic Games Store, Reto Moto's Jean-Marc Broyer dives into launching a PC game on a new platform

How to bring blockbuster brands to the gaming world

Outright Games on three key principles that can bring success when working with major licenses

The black art of platform conversions: The tailored port

Sponsored article: Ensuring players experience the game they love as though it was designed for their platform of choice is not easy to achieve -- but that is why Abstraction Games puts so much effort into "tailoring"

Key questions to ask before hiring a QA vendor

Keywords Studios' Adam Rush provides indie studios with the answers to the most common QA questions

More about making games »

How to make money from video games

A closer look at Raw Fury's publishing contract

GameDiscoverCo's Simon Carless digs into the details and developer criticisms of the publicly posted agreement

By Simon Carless

How to map social media to your marketing funnel

Phoenix Labs' RuthAnne Berry talks about using social media to meet your game's goals

IP licensing for games: How to profit from brand injections

Yodo1's Yu Huan Mirko explores how partnering with IP owners can benefit your studio

Lessons learnt from business development in Africa

During Africa Games Week, Nyamakop's Limpho Moeti explored how growing your business can benefit your local industry

Are seasonal creatives worth it?

AppLovin's Alice Guillaume looks into how holiday-themed mobile creatives can drive UA and engagement

More about selling games »

How to get a job in video games

Celebrating one year of GamesIndustry.biz Academy

Browse through the GamesIndustry.biz Academy's most essential reads as the section enters its second year

By Marie Dealessandri

Tips for a successful interview in the games industry

Splash Damage's Jason Tzaidas goes through the dos and don'ts of interviewing for an engineering role

Pillars for an effective charity stream

Mega Cat Studios' Monica Figueroa looks at how the right guiding principles can amplify the success of a charity campaign

Four steps to making the most of outsourcing

Sponsored article: Jami Wardman from Lab Cave by SunMedia on how to get the most out of your partnership with outside agencies and services

Mike Bithell: What I wish I knew when I started in games

During GamesIndustry.biz Live: Academy, Mike Bithell explored six lessons he's learned during his career that can help aspiring developers get a successful start in games

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Latest Academy Articles

Celebrating one year of GamesIndustry.biz Academy

Browse through the GamesIndustry.biz Academy's most essential reads as the section enters its second year

By Marie Dealessandri

How to enable cross-progression between generations and platforms

AccelByte's Raymond Arifianto gives a crash course on how to implement platform-agnostic cloud save features

By Raymond Arifianto

Maximum safety, minimum cost: How to launch your game on a new platform

Focusing on the Epic Games Store, Reto Moto's Jean-Marc Broyer dives into launching a PC game on a new platform

By Jean-Marc Broyer

How to bring blockbuster brands to the gaming world

Outright Games on three key principles that can bring success when working with major licenses

By Terry Malham-Wallis

A closer look at Raw Fury's publishing contract

GameDiscoverCo's Simon Carless digs into the details and developer criticisms of the publicly posted agreement

By Simon Carless

How to map social media to your marketing funnel

Phoenix Labs' RuthAnne Berry talks about using social media to meet your game's goals

By RuthAnne Berry

IP licensing for games: How to profit from brand injections

Yodo1's Yu Huan Mirko explores how partnering with IP owners can benefit your studio

By Yu Huan Mirko

The black art of platform conversions: The tailored port

Sponsored article: Ensuring players experience the game they love as though it was designed for their platform of choice is not easy to achieve -- but that is why Abstraction Games puts so much effort into "tailoring"

By Academy Sponsored

Tips for a successful interview in the games industry

Splash Damage's Jason Tzaidas goes through the dos and don'ts of interviewing for an engineering role

By Jason Tzaidas

Lessons learnt from business development in Africa

During Africa Games Week, Nyamakop's Limpho Moeti explored how growing your business can benefit your local industry

By Marie Dealessandri

Pillars for an effective charity stream

Mega Cat Studios' Monica Figueroa looks at how the right guiding principles can amplify the success of a charity campaign

By Monica Figueroa

Are seasonal creatives worth it?

AppLovin's Alice Guillaume looks into how holiday-themed mobile creatives can drive UA and engagement

By Alice Guillaume

Not all Steam wishlists are created equal

GameDiscoverCo's Simon Carless explores why developers are seeing wildly different conversion rates of wishlists after launch

By Simon Carless

Everything you need to know about making and releasing a demo

The GamesIndustry.biz Academy explores why and when developers should make a demo, how to approach its release, and what makes a good first impression

By Marie Dealessandri

Investing for success: a comprehensive guide to raising money

nDreams' CEO Patrick O'Luanaigh details how to secure funding and avoid some of the pitfalls of investment

By Patrick O'Luanaigh

Key questions to ask before hiring a QA vendor

Keywords Studios' Adam Rush provides indie studios with the answers to the most common QA questions

By Adam Rush

What are the biggest changes impacting the games industry?

At the NG20+ conference, Rami Ismail looked back at a decade of games industry and how it can inform indies' decisions going forward

By Marie Dealessandri

How to build your back-end in the cloud

Linode's Will Blew explores the options available to developers who want to use the cloud to host their back-end

By Will Blew

"The time is right to re-evaluate open worlds. We can do better"

In his Develop:Brighton talk, Ubisoft Reflections' Chris Jenner suggested ways to achieve world-scale emergent gameplay

By James Batchelor

The black art of platform conversions: The challenges of integrating and recreating engines and platforms

Sponsored article: Abstraction Games takes another deep-dive into the straightforward port process

By Academy Sponsored

How to support players in constantly evolving live games

Keywords Studios' Marek Niszkiewicz describes some of the opportunities and pitfalls when supporting games-as-a-service players

By Marek Niszkiewicz

The ultimate guide to selling your indie game

At Develop:Brighton Digital, Network N's James Binns laid out the strategy and tactics indies should follow to sell more games

By Marie Dealessandri

Seven questions to ask before creating a game trailer

Alconost's Natalia Shuhman offers practical advice on creating an essential marketing tool for any game developer

By Natalia Shuhman

Four steps to making the most of outsourcing

Sponsored article: Jami Wardman from Lab Cave by SunMedia on how to get the most out of your partnership with outside agencies and services

By Academy Sponsored

All eyes on esports: staying ahead of the legal hurdles

As investment pours into the sector, legal firm Reed Smith offers advice to new companies seeking to avoid legal pitfalls

By Nick Breen & Hunter Thomson

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