This lecture will review pros and cons of self-publishing versus partnering with a publisher, using real-life examples of “Jigsaw Mansion” and “Jigsaw Mansion 2” from their developer’s standpoint. It will discuss what publishers may or may not bring you when publishing games on open platforms such as iTunes and Android Market.
Delivered at Casual Connect Asia, May 2012.
To fulfill his dream and passion, Nenin founded Extend Interactive (aka. Extend Studio) with his friends when they won the National Game Development Contest in the year 2008, the same year he first graduated from his university. Extend Studio is one of the leading independent game development houses in Thailand delivering high-quality titles on multiple platforms via the major online distribution channels including Steam. Nenin is also a founder of Exzy, an innovative technology company, based in Bangkok.
Extend Studio is referred to the game industry as the winner of Microsoft Dream-Build-Play Challenge 2010. The game studio’s successful titles include A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda (PC) and Jigsaw Mansion (iOS).