March 10, 2011 - by jacksonwest
The fine folks at Kabam merited a mention in a CNBC piece titled "Social Media Storm." The lead item was the success of Angry Birds, "an investor's dream, it cost $140,000 to make and has been downloaded 75 million times." What's not discussed is the fact that it was the 52nd game produced by Finnish studio Rovio, which two years ago was near bankruptcy according to a feature article by Wired U.K.'s Tom Cheshire. Producing hits is hard work! Especially when you're wrestling with new technologies and business models at the same time.
Naturally, we can help with the technology side, because what rock star designer, developer or entrepreneur wants to worry about what could go wrong on that day when, after years of late nights, customer complaints and marketing pushes in Romania, an App store editorial selection makes it rain customers on your infrastructure? Especially when your time is better spent drinking wine with Gary Vaynerchuk at South by Southwest. Or playing Kingdoms of Camelot. Or, you know, in crunch mode working on a sure hit.