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Deconstructor of Fun podcast dives deep into the economic side of free-to-play games in search of what makes them not only fun but also commercially successful. The podcast has two forms​ of episodes:1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which analyses the latest news2. The Series, which focus on one specific topic through multiple episodes.The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoffJoseph "Joe" "JK" Kim: @jokim1Eric Kress: @ekressAdam Telfer: @adamwtelferListen Notes Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

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Deconstructor of Fun podcast dives deep into the economic side of free-to-play games in search of what makes them not only fun but also commercially successful. The podcast has two forms​ of episodes:1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which analyses the latest news2. The Series, which focus on one specific topic through multiple episodes.The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoffJoseph "Joe" "JK" Kim: @jokim1Eric Kress: @ekressAdam Telfer: @adamwtelferListen Notes Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

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JK is the best

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That dude is the most handsome guy I’ve ever seen

Love it!

By Nickmasterblaster456 - May 06 2019
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Finally a great gaming industry podcast. Great job, guys!

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
38
1
2
0
2

JK is the best

By JosephJKim - May 15 2020
Read more
That dude is the most handsome guy I’ve ever seen

Love it!

By Nickmasterblaster456 - May 06 2019
Read more
Finally a great gaming industry podcast. Great job, guys!
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Deconstructor of Fun

Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

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Rank #1: TWIG #82: Supercell vs. AppLovin: Clash of Cultures! Lessons vs. Legacy

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Welcome to TWIG #82!

This week we cover:

#1. 10 LEARNINGS FROM 10 YEARS (Supercell Blog)

#2. Game of War developer Machine Zone acquired by AppLovin (gamesindustry.biz)

#3. Valorant and Twitch build symbiotic relationship of success (Venture Beat)

#4. Ubisoft says 11 games sold over 10 million copies each in PS4/Xbox One era (Venture Beat)


KEY LINKS:

Joe Kim's AppLovin post: I am AppLovin! Behind the company acquiring MZ


Do you have feedback or comments for us?

You can reach us on Twitter at:

Joseph Kim: @jokim1 (Twitter, Insta)

Eric Kress: @ekress

Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer

Miska Katkoff: @m_katkoff


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May 18 2020

59mins

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Rank #2: Battle Royale Games - Everything You Ought To Know

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During the past few months, Battle Royale games have taken the mobile market by a storm racking up a whopping 190M installs and $110M in little less than 4 months (source: Sensor Tower)! Not to mention streaming, where Fortnite reached over 2.4 billion views in February alone.

In this podcast, Anil and I look at the staggering numbers. We talk about the game and core loops of Battle Royale games, we analyze the monetization of these games and we discuss the future of the genre.
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May 02 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: Mobile Publishing #1: Deconstructing Scopely's path to $1B with Co-CEO Javier Ferreira

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Welcome to the first episode of our Mobile Publisher Series. In each of the episode we sat down with the CEO of top mobile publisher and discussed how they approach publishing, what is their company’s strategy, how do they work with developers and how do they see the future of publishing on mobile. 

In this episode Scopely's Co-CEO, Javier Ferreira, dives deep into the company's product strategy, organisation and team structure as well as talks about the company's technology platform. We also discuss Scopley's mindset to launching new games and their attitude towards both original and IP-games.   

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Aug 06 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #4: TWIG #26 User Acquisition and Systematic Growth with Eric Seufert

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Today we talk with the famous Eric Seufert who also publishes the popular blog Mobiledevmemo and heads platformfor N3twork. Together we cover the following topics:

#1. The problem with the 30% platform fee on mobile in three charts

#2. High growth, low growth, no growth: systematic growth with DAU replacement

#3. Using machine learning to automate mobile marketing budgets

#4. What will the next generation of app stores look like?

Hit us up on Twitter(@m_katkoff,@jokim1, @ekress) to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more in-depth. Or to just let us know how we can improve.

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Mar 27 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: Influencer Marketing - What You Need to Know Right Now

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As we all know, influencer marketing is about as hot of a buzzword as eSports. And just like with eSports, the key questions revolve around ROI, targeting and scaling. But what makes a good influencer campaign and what are the trends in the world of streaming? This podcast answers those two and many more questions.
I'm joined by Jiri Kupiainen, CEO of Matchmade. Jiri is an old skool game developer who dropped out of high school to make games and ended up building a game company which he sold to Disney. After working as a VP at Disney, Jiri got back to making indie games, where he faced the issue of discovery. This issue got him pivoting his company from building games to helping other game companies to get their games discovered - through influencers.

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Mar 13 2018

46mins

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Rank #6: TWIG #72: Why GDC Canceled, Word! Games, EPIC Calls Out SuperData Fortnite Figures, and Roblox Raises $150M

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Welcome to TWIG 72!

This week we cover:

#1. GDC 2020 has been canceled

#2. State of Word Games: Rising Revenue, Emerging Markets

#3. EPIC Questions SuperData on Fortnite Figures

#4. Roblox raises $150M Series G, led by Andreessen Horowitz, now valued at $4B

Hit us up on Twitter or Insta with any feedback or suggestions for news to cover. You can reach us at:

@jokim1 @ekress @adamwtelfer @m_katkoff


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Mar 03 2020

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Rank #7: TWIG #24 Why APEX Legends Is Obviously Not The Next 'Fortnite'

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In the latest TWIG we discuss:

#1 BioWare spreads out Anthem’s 90-day roadmap

#2 Why'ApexLegends' Is Obviously Not The Next'Fortnite'

#3 Electronic Arts: How To Destroy Shareholder Value

Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff, @jokim1, @ekress) to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more in-depth. Or to just let us know how we can improve.

Also, hit the subscribe button to get notified when we deconstruct the latest news in games.

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- Drusilla Hollanda a Game Lead at Supercell
- Tim Lonnqvist Head of Design of Empires & Puzzles (Small Giant)
- Danielle Levitas Executive VP at App Annie
- Måns Wide the Game Lead of Angry Birds 2  (Rovio)

Dinner is sponsored by AppAnnie and Universal. This is an exclusive event for invites only.

Request your spot at: Click here

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Feb 27 2019

58mins

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Rank #8: TWIG #79: Supercell Battle Pass Talk, Three Questions to Level Up Battle Pass, Travis Scott Fortnite, and Epic Gives In to Google!

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Welcome to TWIG #79, apologies we were off last week.

This week we cover:

#1. Clash of Clans: Bigger, Better Battle Pass

#2. Three questions to ask to level up your Battle Pass monetization

#3. Travis Scott's Fortnite Event Draws Record Audience

#4. Epic gives in to Google and releases Fortnite on the Play Store

Do you have feedback or comments for us?

You can reach us on Twitter at:

Joseph Kim: @jokim1

Eric Kress: @ekress

Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer

Miska Katkoff: @m_katkoff

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Apr 27 2020

59mins

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Rank #9: TWIG #63: 2019 Year in Review - The Biggest Games, Winners, Losers, and Trends!

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Welcome to TWIG #63 everybody.

This episode wraps Season 4 and is the last podcast episode for us for the year. Happy New Years and looking forward to 2020!

This week we cover:

#1. What was the biggest game of the year? By revenue? By downloads?

#2. What was the best game of 2019 (your personal preference)?

#3. Who was the biggest winner/gained the most in 2019?

#4. Who lost the most 2019 (Studio or Publisher)?

#5. Most Impactful News/Trend of 2019

Hit us up on Twitter with any feedback or suggestions for news to cover. You can reach us at:

@jokim1 @ekress @adamwtelfer @m_katkoff

Please leave us a rating!

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Dec 31 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: "I lost my job. What next?" with Joseph Kim

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Most of us go through this at least once during our careers. Several of us have to go through this multiple times during their careers. Yet it is something we tend not to talk about.

Losing a job gets bundled with feelings of disappointment, failure, shame and even anger. Yet we seldom see it as what it can be. It's a push to take the next step. A nudge to evolve. An opportunity to self-assess. A chance to take a break and reset. 

In this episode, Joseph Kim, goes through his experience after his gig ended abruptly and offers his take on how to take the next step in your career. 

Please do give Joe a shoutout (it takes courage to talk about this) and give his YouTube channel " Game Makers" the love it deserves.

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May 31 2019

53mins

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Rank #11: TWIG #7: Supercell's Brawl Stars Releases Globally After All?

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News Deconstructed in this Episode:
#1 Zynga Partners With Disney For New Star Wars Games
#2 How does Legend of Solgard engage, retain and monetise?
#3 Supercell's Brawl Stars Grew Revenue by 616% in July

Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff & @jokim1) to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more in-depth. Or to just let us know how we can improve.

Also, hit the subscribe button to get notified when we deconstruct the latest news in games.

Enjoy and hit us with feedback on Twitter!
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Sep 04 2018

54mins

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Rank #12: TWIG #11 Nintendo vs. Zynga

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Will the Zynga's steady incline beat Nintendo's sporadic growth in the long term?

News Deconstructed in this Episode:
#1 42% of Gamers Now Use Mobile as Their Main Gaming Platform
#2 Zynga Is Well Positioned In The Favorable Video Game Market
#3 Nintendo Bets on Dragons in First Built-From-Scratch Mobile Game

Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff & @jokim1) to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more in-depth. Or to just let us know how we can improve.

Also, hit the subscribe button to get notified when we deconstruct the latest news in games.
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Oct 05 2018

47mins

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Rank #13: TWIG #55: Scopely Raises $200M and Zynga Has Record Blow-out Quarter!

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Welcome to TWIG #55 everybody. 

This week we get a bit of a battle between Eric and Miska over Zynga growth prospects so stay tuned for that!

This week we cover:

#1. EA games are coming back to Steam

#2. Mobile game firm Scopely raises $200 million

#3. One Million players now subscribe to PlayStation Now

#4. Zynga posts record-setting revenues, net bookings in Q3

Hit us up on Twitter with any feedback or suggestions for news to cover. You can reach us at:

 @jokim1 @ekress @adamwtelfer @m_katkoff

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Nov 04 2019

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Rank #14: TWIG #70: Supercell CEO "My Take On 2019", Unity IPO, Tim Sweeney, and Rovio Tumbles

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Welcome to TWIG 70!

This week we cover:

#1.

Unity Technologies Targeting 2020 IPO: Sources

#2.

MY TAKE ON SUPERCELL IN 2019 AS WE ENTER OUR SECOND DECADE

#3.

Tim Sweeney at DICE

#4.

Rovio profits tumble as Hatch continues draining resources

Hit us up on Twitter or Insta with any feedback or suggestions for news to cover. You can reach us at:

@jokim1 @ekress @adamwtelfer @m_katkoff

LINKS:


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Feb 20 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: TWIG 64: New Switch, Vince Zampella Leads EA DICE LA, Google Buys Typhoon Studio for Stadia, and Top Soft Launch Games!

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Happy New Year and Welcome to TWIG 64!

This week we cover:

#1. Report: New Switch model launching in 2020

#2. Respawn's Vince Zampella to lead EA DICE's LA studio

#3. Google buys triple-A game dev Typhoon Studio to beef up Stadia

#4. 49 top games in soft launch: From Marvel Super War and Disney Sorcerer’s Arena to Minecraft Earth and Tetris Royale

Hit us up on Twitter with any feedback or suggestions for news to cover. You can reach us at:

@jokim1 @ekress @adamwtelfer @m_katkoff

Farmville 3 Soft Launch Analysis on GameMakers YouTube Channel

Disney Sorcerers Arena Soft Launch Analysis on GameMakers YouTube Channel

Please leave us a review! 


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Jan 08 2020

51mins

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Rank #16: TWIG #6 - Will Esports Save Clash Royale?

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News Deconstructed in this Episode:
#1 Strained relationships of Riot and Tencent
#2 Clash Royale’s New Pro League
#3 Revenue Potential of Battle Royale Modes

Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff & @jokim1) to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more in-depth. Or to just let us know how we can improve.

Also, hit the subscribe button to get notified when we deconstruct the latest news in games.

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Aug 21 2018

39mins

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Rank #17: Social Casino 2020 | Genre Outlook

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Two world class industry experts in mobile social casino talk to us today about the latest overview, updates, trends, and predictions for the market.

Our guests today include:  

Brett Nowak, CEO of market research firm Liquid & Grit (www.liquidandgrit.com). Brett was formerly Lead PM on Zynga Poker at Zynga, and was a Director of Product at Blue Shell Games before starting Liquid & Grit. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-now...

Lloyd Melnick has an incredible background in social casino working at Merscom, Playdom, Disney, FiveOneNine Games, Spooky Cool Labs, Zynga, and The Stars Group.Lloyd is currently GM of Chumba Casino for VGW and a board member of MURKA. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lloydmeln...

The video version of this interview can be found here on the GameMakers YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/S2qIAYgr7Kw

Host:

  • Joseph Kim @jokim1 (Insta, Twitter)

Guests:

  • Lloyd Melnick @LloydMelnick (Twitter)
  • Brett Nowak @bnowak15 (Twitter)
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Apr 30 2020

49mins

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Rank #18: How to Turbo Charge your Ad Monetization

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In this episode, I'm joined by Nadav Ashkenazy, who is the VP of Global Partnerships & Biz Dev at ironSource, a leading ad mediation and user acquisition platform with the largest in-app video network in the industry.

Nadav schools me on the differences of Ad Units as well as discusses the hottest monetization trends from user level data to programmatic mediation. 

Most importantly though, Nadav will share the best practices on how to get the most out of your ad monetization. 

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Nadav Ashkenazy:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadav-ashkenazy-34083aba

ironSource: 
www.ironsrc.com

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Jan 02 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #19: This Week in Games #1

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Welcome to This Week In Games, a podcast series from the fine people at Deconstructor of Fun.

The concept is simple:
- Your hosts are Joseph Kim (@jokim1) and myself, Mishka Katkoff (@m_katkoff)

- We highlight and deconstruct few of the most relevant latest news in games

- Most importantly, we keep it (relatively) short

Hit us up on twitter to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more. Also, hit the subscribe button to get notified when we deconstruct the latest news in games.

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Jul 17 2018

30mins

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Rank #20: TWIG #14 Deconstructing Glu Mobile's New Strategy

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How does 2019 look for Glu?

In the lates TWIG we discuss:
#1 Glu Mobile redesigns its headquarters and its strategy
#2 Why Glu Mobile Inc. Stock Plunged Today

In this episode, Joseph and I are joined by Eric Kress, Principal at Gossamer Consulting Group. Together we aim to answer whether Glu is set for success with its new strategy or not.

Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff & @jokim1 &) to let us know, which news topics you want us to talk about next or more in-depth. Or to just let us know how we can improve.

Also, hit the subscribe button to get notified when we deconstruct the latest news in games.

And finally, if you enjoy this podcast, subscribe and rate.

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Links to the articles:

https://venturebeat.com/2018/02/25/glu-mobile-redesigns-its-headquarters-and-its-strategy/view-all/?fbclid=IwAR2eWbf2baS4qLMSYUhAkbtyASSC3UXc_HXxd4O8-bdTpuV86N39detmMtY https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/10/08/why-glu-mobile-inc-stock-plunged-today.aspx
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Oct 25 2018

45mins

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