Tags "Business Model"

The Full Spectrum of Possibilities

Montreal’s Spectrum Productions uses media skills training to prepare youth on the autism spectrum for the workforce. “I made a chocolate chip cheesecake,” said Peter, “and we had eaten the whole thing by 10:30 in the morning.” He grinned and said it was for Chris’ birthday, pointing at the recent birthday celebrator standing nearby. A... Read More »

FundingNomad: Equity Crowdfunding Portal for Entertainment Projects in Canada

This article originally appeared on CMF's Crowdfunding in a Canadian Context information website. Equity crowdfunding can be perceived as an expensive and cumbersome method to finance a cultural project. FundingNomad, the first equity crowdfunding portal for entertainment projects in Canada, wants to change that perception by streamlining the process and making it easier for producers to tap... Read More »

‘Getting It Made’ No Matter What: Meet P.E.I.’s Enterprising Filmmakers

Producers and directors in P.E.I. have found creative ways to lead their projects to completion outside traditional TV space. Adam Perry, Harmony Wagner, and Jeremy Larter share how they used micro-budget programs, crowdfunding and YouTube to achieve great results with little means. Filmmakers in P.E.I. all have one defining trait: pluck. They’re determined to get... Read More »

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Apps & games for cognitive fitness: A no brainer?

Are claims of  apps offering “workout for the brain” just interesting sales pitches, or are they actually indicative of pre-emptive steps we can take to stave off cognitive decline? Tis the season of New Year's Resolutions, of regrets of habits past and for the crafting of plans laden with good intentions for the year ahead.... Read More »

What Nintendo Going Mobile Means for Gaming

Mario, Zelda and Pokémon might soon come to your smartphone. Nintendo’s shift towards Apple's iOS and Google's Android platform is the start of a new era that has the power to rewrite the entire mobile gaming business model.

On March 17th, Nintendo announced a partnership with Japanese mobile game publisher DeNA to bring titles featuring its famous characters to smartphones and tablets. This comes after years of such calls from investors and decreasing relevance for Nintendo in an industry that is moving quickly on to new business models and types of games. It... Read More »

Pay-to-play vs. free-to-play: when does premium work?

Free-to-play games have dominated mobile gaming for several years now  – at this point, premium (pay to own) games have been relegated to a niche on the iOS and Android platforms. While there are success stories such as last year’s Monument Valley, massive hits along these lines are becoming increasingly rare. Case in point: 407... Read More »

The Need-to-Know Game Industry Trends of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close it’s natural to pause and look back on the year that was in the game industry. Between mobile, console, new business models and increasingly closer ties to trends and technology in the greater consumer technology world, it’s been a fascinating year. Here are three need-to-know trends that shaped 2014.... Read More »