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Kliuless #48: Deconstructing Fun in Archero & Rush Wars

Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

Kliuless? Gaming Industry Insights #48

Hi, my name is Kenny Liu, and each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.

See more or subscribe at: https://tinyletter.com/kliuless

Deconstructing Fun in Archero & Rush Wars

  • Several days ago I had the pleasure of guest hosting Deconstructor of Fun's weekly podcast
  • In this week's episode, along with regular hosts Adam Telfer & Eric Kress, I share my design and product insights on mobile games Archero [5:15], Rush Wars [20:27], and Pokemon Masters [40:10]
  • Apologies for my nerves earlier on in the recording as this was my first ever podcast appearance, but here's hoping that our musings provide value to you :)

Growth & Monetization

PC / Console

XR: AR / MR / VR

  • Google open sources real-time hand and finger tracking tech
  • VRChat Partners with HTC and Makers Fund to Close $10m Series C
  • Microsoft will release HoloLens 2 augmented reality headset in September
  • Traveling While Black: behind the eye-opening VR documentary on racism in America

Asia

  • Teens are shunning WeChat, showing shifting tastes in Chinese social media
  • Netmarble’s Simon Sim on Hollywood licenses, mobile’s future, and cloud gaming

Tech / Entertainment

  • Disney, Marvel, and a decade of missed opportunity
  • The fears, complexities, and hopes of Hollywood games
  • Netflix's Carla Engelbrecht Chooses Her Own Adventures
  • Annapurna Resolves More Than $200 Million in Debt, Pushes Ahead Without Banks
  • Gaming could present a lucrative source of revenue for music artists, but it’s likely to only be the richest that benefit from it  

Overtime

  • Spirited Away in Minecraft Tour (The Entire Movie)
  • The Story of Sonic Team – 1997 Developer Interview
  • As Game Budgets Balloon, Indie Devs Learn to Work Smarter
  • Sam Barlow (Her Story) on crafting stories players tell themselves
  • Huya picks up minority stake in ESL for $30m
  • Why Anheuser-Busch is pouring beer and money into esports
  • Steam boss Gabe Newell is a viral star in China
  • Why King Of Fighters Dominates Latin America's Fighting Game Scene
  • Personalized “mystery boxes” are a popular search on online marketplaces
  • Mythic Markets just raised $2 million in seed to build a fractional ownership market for rare collectibles
  • HBR: What Employees Want Most from Their Workspaces
  • NYT: Where Does Major American Art Come From?
  • NYT: We Have Ruined Childhood

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LinkedIn: @kliuless

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