23 Jan '12, 2am

Gaming accelerator YetiZen sees promise in Asia

Gaming accelerator YetiZen sees promise in Asia

YetiZen does two things. First we are a community builder and secondly, we are the only game industry focused accelerator program. When we started our event series called the San Francisco Game Developer’s Workshop (SFGDW), various platforms like Facebook and the Apple Appstore had opened up and were letting developers build their own games on them. This led to a rise of self publishing, and a number of new gaming startups without much knowledge of the business cropped up in high density in the Bay Area. As a consequence, there were a lot of rookie mistakes and repetition of the same mistakes across companies. We realized that most gaming events are networking only and none of them were focusing on educating game developers on best practices, common mistakes and how to avoid them, or talking about what made the best succeed. Fast forward to where we are now running worksho...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2012/01/23/gaming-accelerator-yetizen-sees-...

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