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Hidden Pixel Sinks A Called-Shot By Launching “Pool PayDay” With Skillz

By skillznew on September 20, 2017 in Articles

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.

Competitive Multiplayer Mobile Games: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

By skillznew on September 20, 2017 in Articles

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.