Welcome back to App Talk with Upptic for season 4! Our guest this week is Thomas Hopkins, COO at Perfect Storm Studios. Perfect Storm Studios is a games studio founded by industry veterans working to build the next generation of games. They’re currently working on a title that will incorporate great design, community involvement, and player rewards.

In this week’s podcast we take a dive into community building – a key component of the next generation of games. Thomas, or simply T.Hop, is well-versed in community building with past ventures at Masterclass, Superpeer, and beyond. Learn more about the key components and best practices for building and managing a community as a business growth lever.

Plus, we discuss the latest news on SKAN, cloud gaming, market conditions, and Upptic partner Axie Infinity.

Guest: Thomas Hopkins

Industry Insights
SKAdNetwork expansion and Fingerprinting (with Alex Bauer)
Explore App Tracking Transparency – WWDC22
Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TVs feels like cloud gaming’s tipping point
Cloud gaming ban on the App Store, and mandatory WebKit usage, both declared anticompetitive
Skillz Stock (SKLZ): A Financial Disaster
A message from Coinbase CEO and Cofounder Brian Armstrong
A Billion-Dollar Crypto Gaming Startup Promised Riches and Delivered Disaster

App of the Week
Recycle Coach
Diablo: Immortal


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