Behind the scenes: the front-end developer who followed in his parents’ footsteps

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Spil Games remains #1 in the world for web games, and it is a vital part of our business. Sergei Demin has worked on the web portals for 2 years, first as a front-end developer and now as a senior web developer. He is originally from Lesosibirsk, a small town in Siberia. You’ve just passed…

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Behind the scenes: the best of being a manager is seeing people grow

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Kara Olthof’s love of web programming started in Johannesburg, South Africa where she grew up. She’s been at Spil Games since 2012 and has worked her way up until, this year, she became Head of Portal Operations. How would you describe your job? On an average day, I am faced with many different things. I…

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Uphill Rush’s Web to Mobile Success Featured in iOS Game Updates

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NOTE: This article first appeared in iOS Game Updates. We recently came across a unique game titled UpHill Rush that was launched on iOS platform and got in touch with the developers of this fun game. Here is our interview with Spil Games, where we get an in-depth glimpse at this game and some interesting…

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Innovation takes Operate Now: Hospital from strength to strength

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A major update with new features and innovations has driven our surgery simulation / hospital management game Operate Now: Hospital zoom past 20 million mobile installs. An update in June saw the addition of three new types of surgery to the game, a diamond level of senior staff member and two new disaster scenarios with…

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Spil Gamers gripped by World Cup fever

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As the World Cup reaches its final stages, people at Spil have been taking time out for in-depth analysis of the biggest games. What can we learn from World Cup matches about game mechanics, player engagement, and optimising user experience? With 28 nationalities at Spil Games we’ve been supporting pretty much every team and we’d…

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Behind the scenes: moving big data into the cloud

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Pruthviraj (Pruth) Shivanna works in Business Intelligence as a data engineer. He has been at Spil Games for a little over a year, working in the team migrating the company’s massive data warehouse from Vertica to Google BigQuery.   Why is data engineering so important to a games publisher like Spil Games? Sherlock Holmes cries…

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Web-to-mobile strategy in action with Thrill Rush

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As our mobile-first strategy matures, our latest game, Thrill Rush, exemplifies the process.   For some time now, we’ve been taking the best games from our web portals and reimagining them for mobile. The process is getting pretty slick. Our latest mobile game Thrill Rush was launched this month and already the signs are positive.…

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Behind the scenes: communicating the vision

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Kayleigh Mizon is a Lead Game Designer who worked on one of Spil’s most successful mobile games, Operate Now: Hospital. She originally comes from the south coast of the UK.   How would you describe your job? The player experience is the game designer’s responsibility. We have to be the creator and keeper of the vision…

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Behind the scenes at Live Operations

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Christoph Stuber is a Producer in the hectic world of Live Operations and currently works on Operate Now: Hospital. He has been with Spil Games for 3 years and originally comes from Germany   Congrats on ONH hitting 20m installs. What is it about the franchise that makes it so popular with players? Thanks a…

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Behind the scenes with Troll Face Quest’s producer

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Eduardo Mojica is a game producer here at Spil Games and is currently responsible for the hugely successful Troll Face Quest franchise. Eduardo comes from the Dominican Republic where he started out as a game designer and illustrator. He has worked at Spil Games for 5 years.   Congrats on Troll Face Quest making it…

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