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Playyoo Launch Contest Winners Announced
So we are now at the conclusion of our first major contest on Playyoo! Between the launch of the preview site last October, and the cut off date of 15 Feb, 356 user games had been created and uploaded by Playyoo members from all over the world, making ...
Contest: One week to go
As you might know our contest will end in roughly a week. I was curious and had a look on the leaderboard and I took a snapshot to figure out if anything is going to change within the next days. Here is the intermediate result: Uploaded with plasq's ...
Playyoo is at WMC, Barcelona
Traveling again. I will attend next week's World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. If you are there and interested in meeting me please send an email to talk @ playyoo dot com or an SMS to +41786300839
Casual Gamers in Amsterdam
I will attend next week's Casual Connect in Amsterdam. If you are there and interested in meeting me please send an email to talk @ playyoo dot com or an SMS to +41786300839
Playyoo wants you!
We start building up our community of Playyoo members right now. So we are looking for a person, a mobile gamer at best, who brims over with enthusiasm for managing our online ecosystem of game players and game creators. Responsibilities include: ...
Prefs On-The-Go
Did miss that report from Parks Associates "The New Frontier: Portable and Mobile Gaming" - found again at Flavert Media Lab.The chart summarizes the report => On the go users want casual games - on top rank puzzle and card games. Those games should be ...
Interview at LeWeb3
Last week I attended LeWeb3 in Paris. And it surely was a delicious event. I also had the chance to speak with Ewan Spence from All About Symbian. Here is the reference post and the podcast directly embedded here. Hear me talking about our public beta ...
The Future of Entertainment
According to Nokia it is based on: - Snack Size Content - Geek Culture - Generation C - Localization Seems as we are perfectly positioned. Ok, localization is missing but it's on our roadmap. And, please tell us what languages you do prefer. Nokia Nseries ...
Playyoo in Holiday Beta
After many months of development, we have released the Playyoo platform for mobile social gaming into public beta. Don't ask how much blood, sweat and tears went into it yet (probably more to come). We decided to release our baby straight - without a ...
Freeing the creativity in everybody
I stumbled across this post at Gamasutra News (see below) and asked myself what is needed to support content that is based on user demand. The answer to this question is the secret to every successful business after all. But how to find the proper answer. ...
Select free mobile games and have fun
Well Jupiter makes it quite clear what is needed to boost acceptance and adoption. Their take is concerned with improving the browser software itself. Until that is done we try to improve user experience with the means available.One of our main goals is ...
1100 views for Playyoo
I just realized that our slides from the presentation to the Boston Adobe Mobile and Device User Group have been viewed 1100 times and it's only three weeks ago. That's something I'd say. Thank you all for taking a look at this bare bones presentation. ...
Nokia on Peer-created Entertainment
Well this is exactly what is fundamental to our platform. The Game Creator released in public beta in Friday is a relevant piece in that puzzle. At some point in that press release they call it the "feminization of technology". Nokia - PressRelease: "Up ...
Kars @ Game Developers Conference 2008
Just in case you didn't know. Kars Alfrink will present some insights on the user experience and design of Playyoo's Game Creator and some of the initial mobile casual game types.Game Developers Conference 2008: "Specifically, it discusses how to ...
Game Creator Beta is open now
You are cordially invited to join the Playyoo GC Beta. Start creating casual games without being a developer. Create a free mobile game, an appealing one that matches with what the pros are designing and win one of the cash prizes of our contest.. 1) ...
game creator first views
We are not quite ready for the beta of the Playyoo game creator. Just a few hours away from opening it. But here is a the first page you'll see after registration. You'll see the 6 basic game types/templates for creating a free mobile game. Just select ...
Flash Lite for Themes
Well Bill Perry's video is not mobile games related and we don't do themes but it shows the niceties you can do with Flash Lite. It's also our technology of choice for Playyoo's casual games. Bill Perry on Sony Ericsson S500i - Flash Lite Themes
AdMob Metrics for Oct are out
It's some data about the mobile business. It would be nice if mmetrics would share their data but then it's their only source of revenue I think. But then there still is Mobref. So with triangulation and magic you might be able to get to some point.AdMob ...
Democracy and Game Creation
We have something in the works that will enable all casual gamers to be game creators at the same time.Some might call it the democratization of game creation as amateurs (t d f) flock in. They don't need to have Flash, they don't even have to know to ...
Talking about people
Playyoo is a fine place to work. The extended team is spread across several places though. More on that later. To get everything right in the world of mobile casual gaming we thought having advisors might help us find the the road faster. So today I'll ...