Andy Pickett - QONQR

08/10/2011


QONQR, the GeoSocial Game of World Domination! QONQR (pronounced “conquer”) is a massively multiplayer virtual world, a GeoSocial game layer, built on top of the real world using smartphone GPS technology and location-based services.

QONQR is a persistent and evolving computer universe in which players engage in location-based battle and intrigue. In the QONQR world, agents wage war for supremacy around the globe and around the clock.

From Startup Weekend to South by Southwest QONQR has been showing potential and gaining momentum. Local indie dev Andy Pickett talks about GeoSocial Games both from a game design and business perspective. Touchpoints include:

Development

  • HTML5 vs Native dev
  • Cross phone development (iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7)
  • Cloud server hosting (ASP.Net MVC, REST, Azure)

Business

  • Freemium vs Premium
  • Conversion, Retention,Monitization

Design

  • Theory of Fun
  • Gamification
  • Virtual Worlds and Economies


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