GOOD Tips – 5 free platforms that will make you a programmer

Without our talented programmers, our games would only be half as fun. The programming code behind the bright graphics is what makes the worlds of Goodgame Empire, Big Farm, and more playable on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. With its algorithms and strings, programming may almost look like 21st century wizardry from the outside, and it can elicit responses anywhere from fascination to bewilderment. Of course there’s no witchcraft at play, just the work of really talented programmers!

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Leadership Talk: How to use your brain to its full potential

Even though we pride ourselves on being a very creative and artsy gaming company, scientific work is in fact also part of the Goodgame DNA: we use scientific approaches in game development, marketing, and other areas, such as to understand player behavior and optimize our games accordingly. This is why it made a lot of sense for us to invite leadership coach Sebastian Purps-Pardigol, an expert on brain science, leadership, and cultural change. In his talk on “Neuroscience and Leadership – How to Unfold Hidden Potential”, he revealed to us his secrets on “leading with a brain”.

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Goodgame @ E3 2016 – The Future of Gaming

Every year for a few days in June, Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short, becomes the epicenter of gaming worldwide in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of gaming professionals travel to the show to meet up and find out more about the newest trends and latest titles – alongside millions of gaming fans who follow the press conferences and live streams of Nintendo, Sony, and more from their homes.

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GOOD Teams – Caring is the key to success for Key Account Management

As you may know, it’s not just our own website that hosts our games – many of our partners also give fans the opportunity to play our games on their platforms. But did you also know that we have about 10,000 partners in total all across the globe, who help us to generate more players for our games? To ensure good collaboration with these partners, we have an awesome Key Account Management (KAM) team! We recently interviewed KAM’s very own Francis, but today, we will introduce you to the whole team and share some insight into how they look after our top partners and ensure a great gaming experience.

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GOOD Tips: Learn how to draw from our artists

If you watch our artists bring characters, buildings, and entire game worlds to life with virtually no effort, it’s entirely possible that you might begin to feel your fingers itching to grab a pen and paper and do the same. That’s why we asked our colleague Ernest to lead a little drawing class in which he will teach us how to draw a character from our game just like a pro. As our subject, we chose the piglet from Goodgame Big Farm. This cute little guy is a symbol of good luck in Germany and would look great on the front of a greeting card, for example. In the following sketches, Ernest will show you how to create your own piglet step by step.

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It’s time for the European Championships – And we’ll tell you who’s gonna win!

Today, the eyes of football fans from all around the world are on Europe as the European Championship starts in France. Overall, 24 countries from Europe will compete over the coming weeks in gripping matches as they all strive to win the prestigious title. What, you may ask, has football to do with Goodgame Studios – and why are we making this a topic in our blog? Because football and Goodgame Studios have much more in common than you would expect. Before we go into detail, we’ve promised you that we’ll predict the future and tell you who will win the European championships. Have a good read. 😉 Read more