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Gramble: The highs and lows of a social entertainment start-­up

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Story about how Gramble came into life, how the business plan evolved when we learned more and more about the cross-platform challenges and what important lessons we learned about founding a new gaming network. This session is for everybody who likes to hear about the adventures of an online start-up. We will tell about our experience with issues anyone could run into, if you’re either a game developer, a technology company, a network or just curious about cross platform gaming!

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Gramble: The highs and lows of a social entertainment start-­up

  1. 1. gramble 9-Month Postmortem “The  highs  and  lows  of  a  social  entertainment  start-­‐up”  
  2. 2. welcome!•  What  is  gramble?  •  Defining  the  company  •  Issuess  :(    •  Wins!  :)  •  The  gramble  future  •  Ques?ons  
  3. 3. what is gramble?©  SPIL  GAMES  
  4. 4. what is gramble?•  Yay,  movie  ?me  :)  
  5. 5. what is gramble?•  Cross-­‐plaEorm  social  entertainment  network  •  Game  discovery  and  distribu?on  •  Mobile,  tablet  and  web  •  Backed  by  the  world’s  3rd  largest  private   charity  donor:  Novamedia  
  6. 6. defining the company©  SPIL  GAMES  
  7. 7. defining the company •  Takes  ?me   •  Founding  DNA   F.I.R.S.T.   JET   •  Build  your  culture   •  0,1%-­‐ers   •  Have  fun!  
  8. 8. issues :(©  SPIL  GAMES  
  9. 9. issues :( •  Too  many  ideas,  no  focus   •  SDK  hell   •  Grambeliza?on   •  Dreaded  deadlines…  
  10. 10. wins! :)©  SPIL  GAMES  
  11. 11. wins! :) •  Design  Challenges   •  Mean&Lean  Business   •  Perfect  Partnering   •  Baby  Tycoon  Award   The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location. The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location.
  12. 12. the gramble future©  SPIL  GAMES  
  13. 13. the gramble future •  Launch  of  gramble.com     •  iOS  and  Android  na?ve  apps   •  igramble  and  the  gramble  founda?on   •  What  can  gramble  offer  you?  
  14. 14. Thanks  ‘n  stuff!   Register as a developer at http://developers.gramble.com/ Mar?ne  Spaans   CCO   Mar?ne@gramble.com   M:  +31  (0)  6  504  196  87  

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