Platform gaming – Recycling IP

I remember the frustration I felt when the Nokia N-Gage was released back in 2003. Yeah, this was the side-ways holding “Taco” phone that was also a gaming handheld, complete with gaming D-Pad (Directional Pad) and game cartridge (SD) slot. I was elated that another handheld console had hit the…

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Jack of all trades

Front-end developers, Back-end engineers, Native developers, User experience designers, visual designers, Business analysts, Project managers… Technical project managers, Marketing analysts, SEO experts, QA testers, test engineers, Editorial, Account managers, legal… and it just keeps growing. While the numbers of people it takes to deliver high-quality interactive services continues to expand,…

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9 days without the BBC Experiment – WHY?

I found the recent “9 days without BBC” experiment to be divisive and somewhat sinister. In my opinion it appears to create this fantasy choice that suggests the end of a licence fee would somehow erase past (paid for) content from existence, that all the episodes of Dad’s Army or…

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The SEO’s Apprentice

It’s a guilty pleasure I know, but I’ve watched every season of Lord Sugars, Apprentice and The Apprentice USA with Donald trump – God help me. And God help anyone investing in an SEO business. If you consider what search engine optimisation ‘is’ instead of the way its sold, you…

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Diamond frameworks

The diamond frame bicycle… arguably the greatest human invention ever. Certainly my favourite. As far as I’m concerned mankind could’ve stopped right there. The joining of those three triangles was the finest moment (to that point) in efficient engineering solving a problem. The frame was designed with users in mind…

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The agile evolution of a digital product

I’m sure many of us have fantasized about what it would be like if we took today’s tech back in time to see people’s reaction. Showing Grand Theft Auto 5 to the inventor of Space Invaders… or a tablet device to someone who’s just getting their head around a new…

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Mobile gaming and Sabre Tooth Tigers

I love the fact that Sabre toothed cats existed several times in history. It’s a grim reminder that evolution can over-evolve to the point of extinction. Turns out that the iconic Large canine gene that bread through successful adults kept going to the point where the animal could no longer…

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