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Deconstructor of Fun

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Rank #11 in Video Games category

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Video Games
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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 the Michail "Mishka" Katkoff, a seasoned game maker, an accidental blogger and an unexpected podcaster. If you’re interested in understanding how free-to-play 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 the Michail "Mishka" Katkoff, a seasoned game maker, an accidental blogger and an unexpected podcaster. If you’re interested in understanding how free-to-play 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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By Nickmasterblaster456 - May 06 2019
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Finally a great gaming industry podcast. Great job, guys!

Insightful without a doubt!

By DR3ADN0UGHT - Apr 01 2019
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DOF is definitely my go-to podcast and website to keep up with the game industry news, design and mechanics trends, shifts and predictions for the upcoming year! The content is great and touches upon not only articles across other various sources but also DOF voices their collective opinion. The guys at DOF are very experience individuals from the games industry and I highly recommend DOF podcasts if you’re looking to keep up with the F2P and mobile games space.

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
1
1
0
0

Love it!

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

Insightful without a doubt!

By DR3ADN0UGHT - Apr 01 2019
Read more

DOF is definitely my go-to podcast and website to keep up with the game industry news, design and mechanics trends, shifts and predictions for the upcoming year! The content is great and touches upon not only articles across other various sources but also DOF voices their collective opinion. The guys at DOF are very experience individuals from the games industry and I highly recommend DOF podcasts if you’re looking to keep up with the F2P and mobile games space.

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Deconstructor of Fun

Updated 22 days ago

Rank #11 in Video Games category

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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 the Michail "Mishka" Katkoff, a seasoned game maker, an accidental blogger and an unexpected podcaster. If you’re interested in understanding how free-to-play games work or you're looking to buff up your learning about game design and product management, you've found your podcast!

Rank #1: TWIG #20 Why Activision and EA have dropped over 40 percent

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Also, what can be expected from Epic's Android store In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Jam City announces $145m in strategic finance  #2 Epic Games store planned for launch on Android this year #3 Why Activision and EA have dropped over 40 percent 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, rate and enjoy the podcast. ---- Links: VP of Business Development @ Game Refinery www.gamerefinery.com/jobs/vp-director-business-development https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-16-jam-city-announces-usd145m-in-strategic-finance-just-weeks-after-layoffs?fbclid=IwAR3KjiR0hJbCv5FQDbQC1NuO_BUQd24yY9_WcEjNNfC8aWiqJpSO65P9EJk https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-01-10-epic-games-store-planned-for-launch-on-android-this-year https://lloydmelnick.com/2019/01/19/why-activision-and-ea-have-dropped-over-40-percent/

Jan 27 2019
40 mins
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Rank #2: TWIG #28 Lets Talk About Snapchat's Investment into Mobile Gaming

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Also, we talk about what (all) went wrong with BioWare's Anthem and why APEX Legends won't dethrone Fortnite In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Snapchat Invests in Mobile Gaming With Launch of ‘Snap Games’ #2 APEX Legends Won't Dethrone Fortnite, but there's still nothing like it #3 How Kolibri went from minimum viable product to 70 million installs #4 How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong 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

Apr 10 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #3: 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. ---- 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_wz1DyfIDFqvNUi394NIjY https://blog.applovin.com/mobile-gaming-trends-2019/

Jan 09 2019
1 hour
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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. ---- 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 ----- image courtesy of: gamespot

Feb 27 2019
58 mins
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Rank #6: 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. ---- 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 #7: TWIG #10 Deconstructing the Fall of Telltale Games

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The four reasons why Telltale Games shut down. News Deconstructed in this Episode: #1 Telltale hit with devastating layoffs #2 How do you evaluate a mobile game's profit potential? #3 From the world's top Clash of Clans player to game dev Hit us up on Twitter (@m_katkoff, @jokim1 & @heinider) 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 26 2018
50 mins
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Rank #8: 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. ---- 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 #9: Working With BIG Entertainment IPs on Mobile

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What are the pros and cons when working with a big IP? What are the common challenges and pitfalls when working with an IP holder? And most importantly, how to avoid those pitfalls while reaping all the benefits that an IP provides. In this episode, I'm joined by Joseph Kim (SVP Games and Digital Platforms @ NBC Universal), who will answer the questions above and help you to navigate the promising yet challenging waters of big IPs. Hope you enjoy the podcast! Stay in touch with me, your host, and Joseph Kim: @jokim1 joe.kim@nbcuni.com @deconfun @m_katkoff

Jul 16 2018
48 mins
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Rank #10: TWIG #29 Apple’s Giant Bet on the Future of Mobile Gaming

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Also, what Zynga's CEO believes is the next big catalyst for mobile games and why Ninja paid $1M to Ninja for steaming APEX Legends In the latest TWIG we discuss: #1 Apple’s $500MM bet on the future of mobile gaming #2 Zynga CEO: this is the next big catalyst for mobile gaming #3 EA Paid Ninja $1 Million To Stream Apex Legends 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

Apr 17 2019
42 mins
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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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
40 mins
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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: TWIG #8: Fortnite’s Day in the Sun May Be Over

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This Week In Games: #1 Super Mario Creator Warns Gaming Industry: Don’t Be Too Greedy #2 Influencers and Community Revolt Against Marvel Strike Force #3 Epic Games named the World’s top Mobile Games Company #4 Fortnite’s Day in the Sun May Be Over 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 11 2018
52 mins
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Rank #15: 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.  ——  Nadav Ashkenazy:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadav-ashkenazy-34083aba ironSource:  www.ironsrc.com

Jan 02 2019
1 hour 4 mins
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