Entries by Diane

Online games trends in 2012

I am massively late in writing this post, and apologize to our blog readers as we didn’t have much time to blog in the last months. Like in previous years, I will try to outline what I see as the biggest trends for online games for 2012.   Platforms   ● Mobile and tablets : It’s […]

Come work with us!

ICO Partners is expanding – we are looking for a Senior European PR Executive. The description is the following : Skills and requirements: Graduate in public relations, journalism, marketing or related programme Fluent in English and another European language Minimum 3 year’s experience in a position involving contact with the media Experience of people management preferred […]

Tablet market in Europe

I was asked recently by a friend if I had some numbers about the tablet market in Europe, so I thought I could as well write a blog post about it. To make it short : Yes, the tablet market is growing in Europe. According to market research institute Canalys, shipments are up 180% yoy to […]

Connected devices shipments in 2011 worldwide

A quick chart I built that can be a good addendum to my last post about the online gaming trends in 2012:   Also, a friend on Facebook noticed that I didn’t even talk about console games in the trends, which is true.  My answer would be that it’s still very difficult from an operational […]

Events – end of 2011

Between now and the end of the year, we will be attending a number of events across the globe where you can meet with us. And starting as early as this week.   27th of September, Frankfurt – Gameplaces Diane will be speaking there, specifically on games and investments.   10th to 13th of October, Austin […]

ICO is hiring – encore!

As we add more clients, it is now time to develop our team, and so we are back on the hiring track – and this time we are looking for another Frenchman or -woman (French speakers from Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, North Africa… are also very welcome of course) to work with us on the PR […]

Paris Web Game Conference 2011

Last week, I attended the Paris web Game Conference 2011 organized by the French national videogames developer trade body, SNJV, and the digital university IIM. The program was mainly composed of panel discussions with the leaders of French web/social/mobile games developers : Boostr, Kobojo, Bulkypix, Prizee, Weka, Feerik, Owlient…   I won’t have time for […]

European mobile and tablet market

As the recent game announcements have been multiplying, Mobile is the new frontier for online games and MMOs. The technical constraints have been mostly overcome, and the apparition of a hardcore audience playing mostly from home has made the main problem (good enough ping) less painful. The possibility of free apps with in-app purchases have […]

The price of commitment

  The recently launched RIFT, a big-budget subscription MMO, has been offering a very deep discount for 3- and 6-months subscriptions set up early (the Founder pricing, normally valid for the first 2 weeks after release, which has been extended to the end of March). Discounts for longer subscriptions are the norm in the industry, […]