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White Nights: breaking the conference rules in Russia

White Nights is a marketing and networking (no, not the TCP/IP based :) ) conference that takes place in the cultural capital of Russia: the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, during a special season of “white nights.” It never gets dark, so the event starts late and the mingling crowds fall asleep by early morning – super friendly for your American jet lag!

Imagine the setting: East meets West in a mobile-marketing-focused get together in a beautiful environment. Time for the all new Unity Russia to join the fun.

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Miracles for game developers in Vilnius

The main thing about all this story is that government, business and people do appreciate that gamedev trend with foreigners coming in and doing business here. The atmosphere of growth and development, this does inspire even more than most sated environments.

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How I sold Vilnius to game developers

I recently presented my story on booting up the gamedev initiative in Lithuania at the HubCamp #23. Here are the slides with notes.

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Почему игрожуры не пишут про мою игру

У игрожуров есть свои цели, у площадки – свои, а вам просто хочется попиарить вашу игру, погенерировать траффик. Попробуйте мыслить наоборот: что мне надо рассказать игрожуру, что бы ему захотелось написать про вас/вашу игру на лояльных площадках.

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AAA mobile market: if, why, who and when

Discussing AAA mobile market with Pavel Ryaykkonen, Maxim Samoylenko, Vasilij Maguryan, Andrey Podshibyakin for Apptractor: if, why, who and when http://apptractor.ru/AAA/

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Список дел для DevGamm Москва 2014

На следующей неделе случится конференция разработчиков игр DevGamm Москва 2014. Она замечательна и необычна по целому списку причин. Oна большая, с шикарным лайнапом спикеров и гостей – легко заблудиться и забыть про самое важное. Вот список обязательных дел для посетителя

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Game industry professionals to read and follow

That’s an honor for me to be on the same list with Sergey Orlovskiy, Sergei Klimov, Anton Volkov, Anti Danilevski, Aleksey Davydov, Leonid Sirotin… It inspires to do more and crunch through harder… http://kanobu.ru/articles/professionalyi-igrovoj-industrii-kotoryih-nuzhno-chitat-i-smotret-368185/

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How to sell your city

How many guests it has taken me to find the last point? Probably too much for such a simple and obvious thing: people were choosing a place to be happy and productive, while we were pouring numbers on them…

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Explaining what is it like to be an evangelist to Kanobu

Много путешествуя, учишься слышать и понимать людей. Разных людей, с разными культурами и привычками. Понимаешь, что биоритмы и жизненные ценности отличаются, начинаешь это уважать, учишься находить подход, развиваешь терпение и толерантность.

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Can you be happy as a creator?

The country is small, bright people are valued and get noticed fast. Whenever you GIVE, you get your moments of attention, that is the key point. “You have more experience than I do and are ready to help me out? Cool, I am calling relevant parties to join!” – that is the attitude to life here. That is the only way to survive, when you are small.

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