Leaderboards – The original and best social feature


  Leaderboards are probably the oldest social feature used in games and are used to increase the level of competition amongst players by ranking them in a variety of ways with the aim of generating more game play.  Space Invaders, which was first released in 1978, is reputed to be the first game to use them

Quo Vadis, Free to Play and Games As A Service Workshops


  I recently had the pleasure of attending Quo Vadis in Berlin. For those of you who don’t know it Quo Vadis is one of Europe’s longest-standing game developers’ conferences. It moved to Berlin in 2007, and  has established itself as one Europe’s top conventions as well. It is also the centerpiece of the International

News: Develop names GameSparks in list of 100 most likely to change games industry in 2014


We are delighted to announce that Gamesparks has made the Develop magazine list of the top 100 Companies that are on course to change games industry over the next 12 months. “Every games company listed is working on something big or laying foundations for a new shift in the industry.” said James Batchelor, Editor of Develop

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