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  • Games as a Service: Rebooting a 4-Year-Old Game to the Top of the Charts

    Ramine Darabiha  |  Chief Product Officer, Halfbrick
    Location:  Room 502 A
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Production
    Pass Type: All Access Pass, GDC Next Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: All

    Halfbrick's chief product officer Ramine Darabiha tackles the age old question: can you make an old game new? Age of Zombies seemed to have run its course. Rather than sunsetting the game, Halfbrick's R&D team saw an opportunity to experiment with new ideas. The combination of new technology and rapid iterations saw the game soar to the top 20 of the US App Store, both for free and paid apps, four years after its release. Ramine will explain his process and philosophy of the reboot and how new or existing games companies should continue to realize the full potential of a game by coupling the Games as a Service model with disruptive updates.


    In today's market, a solid game that hasn't met its potential can be turned into a success, rather than a liability. This can be achieved by improving feedback loops and tools, and delivering rapid but substantial content updates.

    UBM Tech