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Vilnius is made by people

By no means walking and watching people is a way to feel the vibe of the city. The difference is that some of the best initiatives in Vilnius are built by people (with some government support), people make the town…

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Irrelevant blog post about my family life

I’ve been asked recently on my free time and family life often. Here is the answer above and below.

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Lithuanian government supports #GamesCampus and visas for non-EU people

I hope this nice initiative gets a follow up soon, and my overemotionous reports gonna be backed by raw solid facts. For now the fact is that Galyonkin and Klimov are coming to Vilnius, and the #GamesCampus was announced via their podcast (minute 61).

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Lithuanian government is looking to attract game developers

And here we go, Rej and myself are explaining the state of the game dev industry in the country, in the world and brainsturming on what does Lithuania do to attract world’s best like Electronic Arts or Wargaming.

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What’s up with gamedev conferences in Russia?

It is harder and harder to access relevant people from the industry, you practically have to arrange visits to their offices, catch execs at major international shows all over the world and focus on your loyal community.

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Ultimate time management game for an evangelist

Imagine a time management game when you have 12 months, finite budget and infinite number of events to visit. Oh, and you also have to prepare for your talks, make slides, rehearse them and make them look and sound. I did play this game. Here is the highscore for year 2013.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, friends!

Got an email reply from the lead tax inspector starting from “sorry for the late reply, I was on vacations. Here is how you should do…”.

I also have similar stories about doctors and other public service employees. Dunno if it is me, or people around are indeed so nice here.

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Building communities

So I’ve put the same thought three times so you, my dear reader, find it and read it. There’s also something under the cut.

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Motivation (how to deal with Russians)

In America you motivate people with money – give more money, people would do more. Endless consumption, reinvestment and such. In Europe it is more complex – people can rent 20 sq m apartment and love it as much as they love other simple things (fresh bread, clean air, etc…). What is Russia then?

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F2P, IAP, P2W and other monetization opportunities for the city

Developing the F2P idea for the city could end up with situations like “Sir, you have to free the bench for me, here’s the SMS confirmation” Or how about making the traffic light green by a premium SMS?

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