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Session Name Postmortem: The Design & Business Behind FANTASTIC CONTRAPTION
Speaker(s) Andy Moore, Colin Northway
Company Name(s) Fantastic Contraption, Fantastic Contraption
Track / Format Independent Games Summit
Overview Flash-based physics sandbox webgame FANTASTIC CONTRAPTION has been played by millions of people, and brought in six-figure profits for its single developer. In this detailed talk, Colin Northway, the game's creator, will explain the boons and pitfalls of the development, launch, and maintenance of a game written in Flash that asks its players for money. How did Flash affect design decisions? What marketing and promotional strategies put millions of people in front of the game? How did Colin successfully monetize based on an initially free title?

GDC 2010

Andy Moore

Fantastic Contraption

Colin Northway

Fantastic Contraption

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Independent Games Summit

Independent Games


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