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Deconstructor of Fun podcast is created by games professionals for games professionals. We explore the business side of games industry with the goal of bringing listeners content that is relevant, insightful and entertaining.

The podcast has two forms​ of episodes:
1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which discusses the latest news
2. The in-depth conversations with guests from various gaming companies

The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):
Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoff
Eric Seufert @eric_seufert
Eric Kress: @ekress
Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

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Deconstructor of Fun podcast is created by games professionals for games professionals. We explore the business side of games industry with the goal of bringing listeners content that is relevant, insightful and entertaining.

The podcast has two forms​ of episodes:
1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which discusses the latest news
2. The in-depth conversations with guests from various gaming companies

The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):
Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoff
Eric Seufert @eric_seufert
Eric Kress: @ekress
Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

    TWIG #151 Dapper Labs raises another $250 million, deep games for masses, and FIFA's updated loot pack strategy

    TWIG #151 Dapper Labs raises another $250 million, deep games for masses, and FIFA's updated loot pack strategy

    Topics covered:

    Deep games for the masses

    FIFA 22 is bringing back 'preview packs,' but regular loot boxes are staying too

    NBA Top Shot creator Dapper Labs raises another $250 million

    Links:

    The We Works book to read "We Works the Cult of We"

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    Mishka Katkoff, Eric Kress, Adam Telfer and Eric Seufert

    Image: Dapper Labs


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    • 59 min
    Here's How You Can Capitalize From the Apple vs. Epic Court Ruling

    Here's How You Can Capitalize From the Apple vs. Epic Court Ruling

    The court has ruled that Apple must allow iOS apps to offer payment options besides the ones subject to App Store's 30% fees. Essentially, these payment methods link outside of the core app experience. We explore the best ways for game studios, large and small, to capitalize on this massive change. 

    Guests:

    Chris Hewish

    Eric Seufert

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    Mishka Katkoff


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    • 59 min
    TWIG #150 The App Store is the Games Store and Apple should recognize this / Can Supercell Boost Beatstar Into a Major Hit

    TWIG #150 The App Store is the Games Store and Apple should recognize this / Can Supercell Boost Beatstar Into a Major Hit

    Topics covered:


    Can Supercell Boost Beatstar Into a Major Hit
    Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase, rules judge in Epic v. Apple
    The App Store is the Games Store. Apple should recognize this.

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    Mishka Katkoff, Eric Kress, Adam Telfer and Eric Seufert

    Image: Apple


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    We just raised $100M - here's what's next with Ian Proulx, CEO of 1047 Games

    We just raised $100M - here's what's next with Ian Proulx, CEO of 1047 Games

    1047 Games is the developer of Splitgate, a portal-like shooter in beta that has amassed 13 million installs. And now this fully remote team of 40 up-and-coming developers has been laced up with hundred million Dollars to take grow their first game into a household name.

    In this episode we discuss how they achieved their amazing launch numbers after the first beta felt somewhat flat. We'll also chat how the company got started and how are they going to deploy their massive war chest to surpass the expectations set by the prominent investors.

    Links:

    1047 Games careers

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    Mishka Katkoff






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    • 49 min
    Creative optimization and Iteration in the Context of iOS 14 with Miri Growth

    Creative optimization and Iteration in the Context of iOS 14 with Miri Growth

    Topics covered: 1) What’s really going on in the market at the moment? 2) Creative testing in iOS 14 3) How to produce creatives 4) Trends in creatives 5) Snap and TikTok

    Links:

    Miri Growth

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    • 55 min
    TWIG #149 Supercell's Everdale / Nifty Games raises $38M / Axie Infinity’s $1.2 Billion Annualized Revenue

    TWIG #149 Supercell's Everdale / Nifty Games raises $38M / Axie Infinity’s $1.2 Billion Annualized Revenue

    Headlines:

    Supercell's Everdale: a Genre Definer or a Pretty-Looking Social Appointment System?

    Nifty Games adds $38M to its coffers for sports Clash mobile games

    Axie Infinity’s $1.2 Billion Annualized Revenue Overtakes Candy Crush’s 2020 Total Revenue

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    Image: Supercell


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    • 1 hr 1 min

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