Shift Up, the up and rising Korean games developer behind mobile RPG Destiny Child, revealed 2 new games for the global market earlier today in a media event titled “Crank in Showcase”. If you did not know, Shift Up’s founder and current CEO is Kim Hyung-tae, the former art director of Blade & Soul. The 2 new games are revealed to be Project EVE and NIKKE: The Goddess of Victory. We will dive a little deeper into these games, so read on! Project EVE (AAA console and PC) Yes, you might be surprised that Project EVE is not a mobile game, but touted as the new AAA console and PC game from Shift Up. The aim of Project EVE is to make a game for the global market which can “retain its value” over the course of time. Platforms confirmed include PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam for PC. No other details were announced, other than Kim Hyung-tae himself is leading the project with other senior executives. Stay tuned! NIKKE: The Goddess of Victory (mobile) A … [Read more...] about – Destiny Child developer reveals 2 new games for global market
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The video games industry is one of huge size and significance. In fact, it is now generating more revenue than the movie and music industries combined, with global video game revenue sitting at an estimated $91.5 billion, in comparison to the movie industry’s $38.6 billion (global figure) in 2016 and the music industry’s estimated $47.5 billion. It was three years ago, in 2015, that video games surpassed these two other entertainment powerhouses. Gaming encompasses a lot of different genres and platforms, from MMO games played on high-end PCs and gaming laptops to casual puzzle games played on affordable mobile devices. It’s clear that there are all manner of ways for developers to cut themselves a slice of the lucrative games industry pie and make a game that best reflects their creative talent. With so much at stake and with there being so many ways to get into the games industry, it may come as little surprise that thousands upon thousands of new games are … [Read more...] about How Do Game Developers Identify Market Trends?
This is a topic I was recently asked the other day by a colleague of mine who is involved in business consulting for large corporations. The question made me think about how much has changed in society (whether we realize it or not) as a result of social media. Think about it, it was only approximately 20 some odd years ago that the average person was beginning to become associated with the internet. Prior to that, the internet was mostly reserved for academia and various government agencies. Before that it was only reserved for the U.S. government (the official origins of the internet began back in 1969 with the U.S. military's funding of a research network dubbed "Arpanet"). Today, we have not only the internet, but we have social media tied in there as well. The Term Social Media "media" is a place where publications occur. "social" implies that there is sharing occurring. A sharing of ideas, opinions, images. The social in social media also implies the tools, places and services … [Read more...] about How Much Has Social Media Changed Society?
Genesis is arguably the most popular theme framework for WordPress. While this immensely popular theme framework is used by leading sites like WP Sutra, Problogger, it is also endorsed by influential people like Matt Mullenweg and Mark Jaquith. If you are a loyal Shouter, you know that the ShoutMeLoud website has recently been switched to Genesis theme. With all these talk about Genesis, I thought it is the perfect time to introduce you to the top 10 child themes for Genesis. Before you start going through the list, here’s a small reminder. Other than the Agency Pro child theme, none of these themes is provided with the Genesis framework. To use any of these themes, you need to purchase the Genesis framework separately. Buy Genesis WordPress framework However, if you have purchased Genesis already, you are good to go. Let’s see what are the top 10 child themes for Genesis. 1. Djazz Djazz is an elegantly designed Genesis child theme from Zigzagpress. By using a simple … [Read more...] about Top 10 Genesis Child Themes For Every WordPress Blog
When people talk about content marketing, they often focus only on the end result. However, research is key to good content. Don’t overlook this important aspect of marketing. According to Zemanta, 44 percent of business marketers are using research as part of their overall marketing strategy. This reveals a growing trend that solid research is the basis for developing an effective, results-oriented content marketing strategy. Research is the first and most vital step when developing and executing a content strategy. Without complete research, the steps of Ideation/Planning, Creation, Connection, and Measurement will be based on insufficient data. Three reasons why research is crucial for your strategy’s effectiveness It’s how you will get to understand your audience and their pain points. Once you achieve this you have a proper guideline as to what content to generate to reach your business objectives, when and how to distribute it, and how to measure its … [Read more...] about Research: The Core of Content Marketing