September 2012

ADVICE FROM THE MOST SPECTACULAR FAILURE

GameFounders had some cool charaters over this week. One of them, Scott Foe, has labelled himself as the most spectacular failure in games industry history. Jokes aside Scott gave a brilliant series of talks and sessions to the startups in GameFounders. To share this wisdom a bit, we asked Scott to name three aspects that are key to making a successful gaming business: 1) Gameplay Development:...

RULES OF THE JUNGLE

To get inspiration for designing new game levels the whole GameFounders posse was sent on a quest upstairs, though there were no stairs to be exact. The jungle action consisted of 5 levels of ropes, climbing, sliding and jumping. No powerups, no special skills, no in-app-purchases- must have been strange :) Heavy rain caught up with us just at the end of level 4 so only...

THE TEAMS

Just a quick post to show off the inspiring set of teams we have present in Estonia. We have: Seven former Ubisoft employees from Italy, who decided to create their own games with a new twist. Two young specialists from Holland are creating a new kind of co-operation game with mesmerizing graphics. Two gamers and football fans from Argentina are bringing their passion to a browser game....

GameFounders Round 1 Is Open!

We are officially open :) We have 6 teams, a total of 20 people settled into Tallinn, Estonia. The nationalities we cover are Argentina, Italy, Hungary, Holland, Lithuania and Estonia. Opposite to common perception, not all game developers are men (we have 6 females= girl power!). By the time we got around to the opening party, the teams had already had 5 days of intensive planning, mentoring...