You've been logged out of GDC Vault since the maximum users allowed for this account has been reached. To access Members Only content on GDC Vault, please log out of GDC Vault from the computer which last accessed this account.

Click here to find out about GDC Vault Membership options for more users.


The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: The Odd Couple: Marrying Microtransactions and Subscriptions in Gardens of Time
Speaker(s): Arnab Basu
Company Name(s): Playdom - Disney Interactive
Track / Format: Free to Play & New Game Business Models

Did you know free users get access to 30% of content from the last 2 years?

Get your team full access to the most up to date GDC content

Overview: Why should your company or game consider marrying online microtransactions and subscriptions? This session will dig into feature design considerations and details behind the 'Inner Circle' subscription offering in Gardens of Time - the first hit hidden object game on Facebook. As a game designer, producer or product manager interested in delivering a robust and long-term retention strategy for your players, come learn about how to potentially retain a long-term payer base for a live free-to-play game.

GDC Next 2013

Arnab Basu

Playdom - Disney Interactive

free content

Free to Play & New Game Business Models

Business & Marketing