Indie developer Phoenix Labs, creator of cooperative action MMO Dauntless, announced this week that it has secured substantial funding thanks to “a Series C financing led by Sapphire Ventures, with continued support from Everblue Management and other current investors.” This news comes in the wake of Dauntless’s open beta phase, which the studio says “surpassed two million players on PC” since its open beta earlier this year. According to Phoenix Labs CEO Jesse Houston, “The latest funding will help expand […] live service operations at Phoenix Labs and create new and exciting content even faster, keeping the heart beat of Dauntless steady and vibrant for years to come.” Although Phoenix Labs has not disclosed the exact amount of funding it has received, Houston told GamesIndustry.biz that it’s enough to give the studio “a couple years of runway.” Houston calls Dauntless’s open beta a success, saying that … [Read more...] about Dauntless dev Phoenix Labs leads financing round to secure ‘a couple years of runway’
Greetings Fractured Team! Congratulations on your successful Kickstarter! I'm looking forward to see your ideas come to life over the next few years! One of the more complicated subjects that I feel is worth a discussion here is development and the cost thereof. The Kickstarter is looking to pull in about €110,000~. While this is a great start to assist with development costs, this certainly cannot represent the entirety of your funding. It was relieving to see a better understanding and more realistic time line for game development being shown as part of the road map. By your own estimations, development will likely go at least as deep 2021 and even that might be a bit optimistic. Nonetheless, it's a much better estimate than most Kickstarted games, which was a big onus for my own backing. With this in mind though, what's the plan to fund development? €110,000 is enough to pay for two developers for a year without a dedicated office/studio. The salary/taxes/etc. for … [Read more...] about Financing Development
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Blogging is a business, and every business needs an effective plan. Whatever is the nature of the business, that doesn’t matter but there should be a plan. Business Plan describes the current status of an existing business and provides guidance for future forecasting. Thinking about the past will not make your blogging business successful. If you want to establish your business then you must think about the future. As said by a well know author “You can never plan the future by the past”, so keep in mind this popular quote and start an effective business plan for your blog. Effective Business Plan for Bloggers 1. Mission The first thing you should ask from yourself is that what is your mission. What exactly do you want to achieve, and what are the available resources that can help you in achieving your goal. As a blogger your goal is ‘Profit OR Earnings” and for that, you must first think about your vision. You should know about your readers, their nature … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Steps for An Effective Business Plan For Your Blog
There is no doubt that there a lot of ways to make money online but what are the main ones? This is something that a lot of Internet marketers and bloggers do not seem to put the focus on. A newbie can easily be overloaded with information and to avoid that; it’s better to list them the main ways! Being a newbie, it’s often hard to start an online business and make money with it in a short time. Good mentoring and proper guidance will help any newbie start having some success. However, taking action is the best option as you have to implement what you have learned! Now, when it comes to online money making ideas for Blogs, we have many ad network that are like plug and play system. For example, Google Adsense is one of the best ad network, which adds to your recurring income. Though, you need to have a high-traffic website to earn handsome income from it. So, in this post, I will share some more ideas, which a blogger can integrate into their Blog and make money from it. I … [Read more...] about Six Major Online Money Making Ideas for Everyone