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Deconstructor of Fun

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A podcast​ about everything and anything in Free-to-play games.Just like the blog (www.deconstructoroffun.com), Deconstructor of Fun podcast dives deep into the business side of free-to-play games in search of what makes them successful - and fun. The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoffJoseph "Joe" "JK" Kim: @jokim1Eric Kress: @ekressAdam Telfer: @adamwtelferIf you’re interested in understanding how F2P games work or you're looking to buff up your learning about game design and product management, you've found your podcast.

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A podcast​ about everything and anything in Free-to-play games.Just like the blog (www.deconstructoroffun.com), Deconstructor of Fun podcast dives deep into the business side of free-to-play games in search of what makes them successful - and fun. The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoffJoseph "Joe" "JK" Kim: @jokim1Eric Kress: @ekressAdam Telfer: @adamwtelferIf you’re interested in understanding how F2P games work or you're looking to buff up your learning about game design and product management, you've found your podcast.

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Hilarious and informative

By enstmagoo - Jul 06 2019
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Love it, these guys are knowledgeable and funny. I will say there are some strange times when the hosts are talking over each other followed by long periods of silence - these are caused by these guys being in different parts of the world, so I understand it, but these guys have the technological expertise to fix this problem. Hope they fix it, but in the meantime I’ll be listening anyway.

Love it!

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

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
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3
0
1

Hilarious and informative

By enstmagoo - Jul 06 2019
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Love it, these guys are knowledgeable and funny. I will say there are some strange times when the hosts are talking over each other followed by long periods of silence - these are caused by these guys being in different parts of the world, so I understand it, but these guys have the technological expertise to fix this problem. Hope they fix it, but in the meantime I’ll be listening anyway.

Love it!

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

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A podcast​ about everything and anything in Free-to-play games.Just like the blog (www.deconstructoroffun.com), Deconstructor of Fun podcast dives deep into the business side of free-to-play games in search of what makes them successful - and fun. The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoffJoseph "Joe" "JK" Kim: @jokim1Eric Kress: @ekressAdam Telfer: @adamwtelferIf you’re interested in understanding how F2P games work or you're looking to buff up your learning about game design and product management, you've found your podcast.

Rank #1: 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
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #2: TWIG #43: EA, Ubisoft, Zynga, and Glu Earnings Recap and Outlook!

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This week "J Money" Kim, Eric Kress, and Jeff Cohen from Stephens break down the latest info from earnings calls from public companies EA, Ubisoft, Zynga, and Glu. 

What happened? What did we learn? And what is the outlook for these companies?

You can also listen to Eric gloat about his call on Glu. 

We'll be doing these podcasts quarterly after every earnings period.

Have feedback give us a shout on Twitter!

Aug 05 2019
54 mins
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Rank #3: 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.

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

Mar 27 2019
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #4: 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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Deconstructor of Fun's Game Leads' Dinner during GDC will feature:

- 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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image courtesy of: gamespot

Feb 27 2019
58 mins
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Rank #5: 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!
Sep 04 2018
54 mins
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Rank #6: TWIG #35 Why the King's CEO is Stepping Down

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In the latest TWIG we discuss:

#1 Microsoft and Sony form cloud gaming partnership

#2 Minecraft Earth Wants to be the Next Pokemon Go

#3 Pokémon Masters: Everything we know so far

#4 Riccardo Zacconi to step down as CEO of King


Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff, @jokim1. @adamwtelfer & @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

Jun 04 2019
45 mins
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Rank #7: Why AB Tests Fail and How to Improve Them

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Traditional wisdom in product management dictates the use of AB testing for product optimisation. In this episode, our very own Joseph Kim sits down with Niklas Herriger (CEO, Gondola.io) and Andre Cohen (CTO, Gondola.io) to challenge this traditional wisdom and offer alternatives to achieve even better results.

Generally speaking most PMs in our industry follow the formulas for statistical significance and apply AB testing procedures without always having a full understanding of how to properly apply the testing or contemplating whether it is the best approach for the given challenge. 

In this episode we discuss the pitfalls of using AB testing methodology, a better approach to product optimisation called Multi-Armed Bandit, and how to fix AB tests when you run into problems. 

Listen up and get better at product management and optimization.

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www.gondola.io

Niklas Herriger CEO of Gondola.io

www.linkedin.com/in/niklasherriger

Andre Cohen CTO of Gondola.io

www.linkedin.com/in/andrecohen

May 01 2019
51 mins
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Rank #8: TWIG #19 Reviewing the Top Predictions for 2019

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Experts and analysts are throwing their predictions for this year. Who is using sound analysis for their predictions and who’s just winging it? Let us tell you...

In the latest TWIG we discuss:

#1 Here's what 2019 will be like for the game biz

#2 Mobile game insiders predict the biggest trends of 2019

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, please do subscribe and rate, if you enjoy the podcast.

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Links to the articles:

https://www.deconstructoroffun.com/blog/2018/1/31/prediction-for-2018-mid-core-games

https://www.deconstructoroffun.com/blog/2018/1/9/prediction-for-2018-casual-games

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/333675/Opinion_Heres_what_2019_will_be_like_for_the_game_biz.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20GamasutraNews%20(Gamasutra%20News)&fbclid=IwAR0OyI1M8lNXAO5A0UqzG__bo_8AgjCHUi36d_wz1DyfIDF...

https://blog.applovin.com/mobile-gaming-trends-2019/

Jan 09 2019
1 hour
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Rank #9: TWIG #12 Who Will Buy Zynga

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Report: Zynga attracts takeover interest

In this episode, Joseph and I are joined by Eric Kress, Principal at Gossamer Consulting Group. Together we aim to answer who could be Zynga's potential new dancing partner and why.

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, please do give us a review!
Oct 11 2018
45 mins
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Rank #10: 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.

Enjoy and hit us with feedback on Twitter!
Aug 21 2018
39 mins
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Rank #11: 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
Oct 25 2018
46 mins
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Rank #12: TWIG #22 Zynga proclaims ‘turnaround is now complete’

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Zynga Inc. ended 2018 with faster-growing sales and bookings, and expects that trend to increase in 2019, but profit could be a problem.In the latest TWIG we discuss:

#1 GameStop's future in question after failing to secure buyout

#2 A Free-To-Play Titanfall Battle Royale Game Will Be Out Soon

#3 Zynga proclaims ‘turnaround is now complete’ as earnings show strong bookings trend

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.

Feb 07 2019
37 mins
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Rank #13: TWIG #23 Supercell CEO's Blog Post - Something You May Have Missed...

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Supercell CEOs first ever blog post was, righteously so, extremely well received. But many of you may have missed major course changes communicated between the line...

In the latest TWIG we discuss:

#1 Activision's Plan to Cut Hundreds of Jobs

#2 EEDAR 2018 Q4 Round Up

#3 My most valuable retention KPIs

#4 MY TAKE ON SUPERCELL’S 2018 

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.

Feb 14 2019
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #14: TWIG16: Jam City + Disney = ?

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Will Jam City and Disney be a Hollywood love story?

In the lates TWIG we discuss:
#1 Jam City signs a deal with Disney
#2 Blizzard working on mobile games for all IP
#4 Flaregames restructure leads to 45 layoffs

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, please do subscribe and rate, if you enjoy the podcast.
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Links to the articles:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/14/jam-city-disney/ https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/damien-cox/blizzard-has-some-of-its-best-developers-working-on-mobile-games-for-all-ip/ https://www.pocketgamer.biz/job-news/69441/flaregames-restructure-leads-to-45-layoffs-as-ceo-klaas-kersting-steps-down/
Nov 20 2018
42 mins
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Rank #15: Deconstructing Sexism in Games Industry

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This topic was probably the most difficult and definitely most sensitive we've tackled on Deconstructor of Fun podcast.

Huge thanks to the powerful ladies from Supercell who didn't shy away from discussing this sensitive topic shaping our industry and who are on the forefront of not only game development but also improving the industry as a whole.

Hope you get out as much out of this episode as we did.
Aug 23 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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