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Jordan Blackman - Founder of Bright Black

Jordan Blackman - Founder of Bright Black

Hi. I'm Jordan.

I help studios design high performance free-to-play games so that they can climb into the top grossing charts without sacrificing game quality.

When I was developing my first freemium game in 2009, I remember how confusing it was. There was so much to learn: from social game design to freemium monetization and from in-game economies to live operations.

And now it's that much harder with the addition of things like advertising mediation, AI-driven split testing, and to the galaxy of SDKs and publishing partners designed to help with user acquisition.

Let's get real, most teams never really figure this stuff out, which is why their games don't find an audience-- According to Business Insider 99.9% of mobile games are not profitable. Ouch!

This is crazy because billions of dollars are spent on freemium games each year. And yet... the harsh reality is most games are going to fail.

Another tough reality: The teams that succeed are almost always those with previous *successful* Free-to-Play experience. These seasoned hands can be tough to attract, and may specialize only at a single aspect of the freemium model: economy, acquisition, production, etc...

All these challenges can make putting the pieces together feel out of reach but you've got to push through that because Freemium is now the biggest piece of the game industry. It's growing and it's not just a "mobile" thing anymore.

I've been privileged to work on many of free-to-play's most successful games ever: from FrontierVille and CastleVille to major games from EA Sports (I'm not allowed to specify which one), and from brands like the Walking Dead and CSI: to Spongebob Squarepants and Pokemon.

All in all, apps I've worked on have brought in over $500,000,000 in revenues and two are in the top grossing charts right now. My team includes producers, analysts, designers, and product managers who all have experience on hit freemium titles.

Our mission is to help you make the most of your opportunities in freemium games: If you have a project that's faltering, I can help you discover the path to success. And if you have a game that's currently doing well, I can help you multiply that success and scale.

My associates and I can look at your project, at any stage, and help you maximize its potential. (And if there's no potential in your project, I can tell you that too.) This can be a huge turning point for your project, if you're willing to reach out.

The first step is to schedule a strategy session with me using the button below. It's free and I promise that you'll find it valuable, even if we do not end working together. Availability is limited.

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