Prophet or Profit: Derisking Development in Online Games

by Neil Harris, COO of Idea Fabrik and President of HeroEngine The Games Business Is Risky As the games business gets bigger it also gets riskier.  Our very first HeroEngine licensee, EA’s BioWare team, is rumored to have a 5 year, $200 million budget for Star Wars: The Old Republic.  With that much time and money the studio can work hard to polish the game, to make adjustments to game…

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HeroEngine Licensees Snag 3 of Massively’s E3 2011 Awards

Every year at E3, Massively presents awards to the best of the best in video games showcased at the annual conference.  This year the 2011 award categories included Best Booth, Best Trailer, Best Newcomer, MMO of the Show, and Most Anticipated Project.  HeroEngine licensees managed to snag 3 of the top 5 awards including SWTOR for best trailer and MMO of the show and UTV/True Games for best newcomer. We love what Beau Hindman had to say…

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HeroEngine E3 Recap

We just got back from E3, and as usual it did not disappoint.  Several HeroEngine games were showcased this year including theStar Wars: The Old Republic, which was the centerpiece of EA’s truly gargantuan booth.  The eagerly anticipated game was on display at E3 for the first time and it looks like, to everyone’s great excitement, that it’s set to see the light of day sooner than expected — last…

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