All publications for 31.05.2019
Story of Gram Games: How to make a video game studio of five into an international business worth $250M+?
Exactly a year ago Zynga acquired Gram Games, the makers of 1010! and Merge Dragons!
Gram Games is a rare success story in the industry. It began as an indie studio in Turkey, underwent a serious crisis, but went on to become an international business worth over $250m.
Balancing monetization and narrative in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Gamesindustry.biz talked to Josh Yguado, president of Jam City, the studio that developed the mobile RPG Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
The biggest Hogwarts mystery prior to the launch was whether the developer would be able to combine the free-to-play monetization strategies with a compelling narrative-driven RPG experience.
The game’s performance shows that the studio succeeded. As of March 2019, the title amassed 45 million downloads globally and brought in $100 million.