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Life in gamedev rhythm

This website hasn’t seen an update in ages (unlike my twitter, btw), and there’s a good reason for that. Here is an average week for what’s happening around me:

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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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Posted in Shenanigans

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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Posted in Reports

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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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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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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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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Подкаст RadioFlazm – выпуск 18 (Олег Придюк и Сергей Двойников про переход с Flash на Unity3D)

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Вышел подкаст RadioFlazm – выпуск 18 (Олег Придюк и Сергей Двойников про переход с Flash на Unity3D). Обсудили переход с Flash на Unity, преимущества обеих платформ, особенности жизни в Вильнюсе.

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Posted in Pycckuu

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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Posted in Shenanigans

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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