Loop: The Distress Call is a text-based interactive fiction game that we’ve been working on here at Advenworks for the last three to four years. Players step in the role of an Investigator at Fleet HQ who must handle what seems like a routine distress call from one of the Fleet’s active duty ships. Events unfold in simulated real-time via text message correspondence with the ship’s lone responsive crewmember, Ensign Althea Young. As the game progresses, players must work with Ensign Young to unravel the mystery before them.
Loop is available on iOS & Android.
Station F celebrated its second anniversary last week. Yay! Happy birthday, Station F! 🎉
During a keynote held on the Master Stage, the Station F team — led by Roxanne Varza — made big announcements and revealed great news for the future of the campus. The “startups nest” is running smoothly and is now well known by tech lovers. However, these first two years were only the first steps of a much bigger plan.
Indeed, Station F announced “F for Femme” an exclusive event dedicated to female entrepreneurship to encourage tech world diversity, hosted on October 1st. The second big…
Over the past few years, casual & hypercasual games have experienced a dramatic growth; they dominate the top of the App store and Google Play Store.
For instance, the 2 biggest publishers of this market, Voodoo and Ketchapp, launched about 85 games in 2017 alone. Voodoo’s games accounted for 24.7% of all free downloads and has published more than 15 games that have reached the Top 20 in the App Store since 2016. With Goldman Sachs’ $200M investment in the giant hypercasual publisher Voodoo, it is set to carry on.
As a mobile game developer, especially if you are indie, you must overcome many challenges; zombie apps are your biggest one and your worst nightmare. But what are these zombie apps anyway? Why you should be afraid of them?
Zombie apps are apps that almost never appear in any Apple Store rankings. To be found, users have to search for the app’s name directly: it cannot be found organically. Simply put, they are apps lost in the depths of the App Store. No one knows they exist.
You might be thinking, “Uh, those apps must be really bad, that’s why…
— Press Release —
Founded in late 2017 by Romain Piegay and Nicolas Veyret — two veterans of Lionhead and the French giant Ubisoft — Advenworks, developer of addictive and creative video games, has just concluded an initial funding round of €700,000 with Level-Up.
Based in the Founders Program of Station F — the largest startup campus in the world, backed by Xavier Niel — Advenworks has already produced and launched three iOS games (iPhone & iPad): Dragon Kid; the series of linguistic games Teach Me; and Birdy Party, the one and only disco swipe & match puzzle game.
After 30 days of Kickstarter campaign, 178 coffees, 1 Station F Tour™ to meet hundred of passionate people, 45 shares and retweet on social networks, Slashrun is now officially 108% funded and on track to be a reality thanks to our 112 crazy backers! It has been a fun and intense ride, uh? You did it! Thanks a lot guys!
Bitcoin. Ethereum. Monero. On Twitter, LinkedIn and tech websites, everybody is talking about cryptocurrencies and the future they are shaping. Sure, that is a real disruption of the current banking system. Tough, cryptocurrencies are just one application of the true technological revolution that makes this upheaval possible. Do you know the name of this breakthrough technology? The Blockchain.
So, what is the blockchain? To over simplify the concept, the blockchain is a massive and distributed database, hosted and constantly checked by every members who want to be part of this worldwide collaborative project. It means that everybody owns the database…
We call it the hippocampus. This specific zone of our brain has a central role in our memory and spatial navigation. It also hosts episodic memory, which allows us to rethink of past events. A primordial zone indeed, which contributes globally to the wellness of our brain.
When it comes to Marketing, Growth hacking is a bit of a short-sighted concept. Indeed the best marketing is the marketing that allow for a sustained growth and reliable benefits, while growth hacks are in general short-terms, one time tricks that a start-up can pull. AirBnB had to remove its ads from Craiglist as soon as it became successful to avoid lawsuits. In the same extent, Youtube no more allow for women to post strip-tease videos now that it got famous through it.
As we’ve seen in our previous article, Growth hacking is a way of thinking and acting. It is a set of little techniques that may seem dumb and easy to think of, little ideas that have an exponential impact on the growth of your start-up. There are a lot of stories about successes of start-ups through growth hacking. We will try to give you leads on what has already worked for a few of some of the most well-known unicorns.
Dropbox had a simple but great idea to allow its users to earn free additional space by inviting friends and…
Redefining the video games production thanks to remote working.