Former CFO of Airbnb and Blackstone to Advise Skillz, a Leading Platform for Competitive Mobile Games with Backers including Major Sports Leagues and Franchises
For the Second Year in a Row, Women Represent 7 of Top 10 Annual Skillz Winners
Co-Founders, Mike Marr and Brian Goble met at a game developer conference and immediately knew they wanted to work together. In 2017, they co-founded Hidden Pixel with the vision of creating their own studio. Since then, they’ve developed multiple games and are a Skillz premier partner. They now own a game that is scaling week-over-week both in terms of Daily Active Users (DAU) and revenue, while simultaneously investing in launching new games at an accelerated pace. Let’s take a look at the amazing story that is Hidden Pixel.
Multiplayer mobile games drive long-term player retention for a variety of reasons, most notably the competitive gameplay provided to players and the community that forms around such games. However, building a multiplayer game on mobile is no easy task for game developers and designers, especially considering the nature of the platform. Players compete in multiplayer mobile games on smaller screens, in shorter per-game sessions, and with different motivations. Developers should consider the needs of their audience, as well as their budget to drive early player adoption.
This blog focuses on two major types of gameplay for multiplayer mobile games — synchronous and asynchronous — including the benefits and drawbacks of both, as well as key developer considerations.