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Updated by Jay Powell on May 19, 2014
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Five very important pieces of news for indie game developers

Here is a list of the top five things going on in game development that indie developers need to be aware of this week.

Gamasutra: Justin Fischer's Blog - Five-Forces Analysis has Grim Tidings for Free-To-Play on Mobile

This article from Justin Fischer educates developers on the realities of the free-to-play marketplace based on the “Five Forces Analysis” from Harvard Business School professor, Michael Porter. If you are creating a game for the mobile F2P market, you need to read this. Takeaway: F2P is seriously hard and competitive.

5 top tips for a great indie strategy from Christopher Kassulke

Christopher Kassulke is a man who clearly knows how to keep an indie game company afloat. His entire talk at the Digital Dragons conference in Krakow, Poland, focused on how to create a successful indie games business.

More games have released on Steam so far in 2014 than all of last year

There have now been more games released on Steam in the first 20 weeks of 2014 alone, than during the entirety of 2013, spelling out the real need for indie developers to properly market their games.

Five Strategies for Mobile Games Success

In this month's digital games report, SuperData CEO, Joost van Dreunen takes a closer look at the mobile games market and identify five strategies that game publishers currently use to navigate the maturing mobile market. Key data points for April: In April the overall digital games market declined 7 percent month-over-month, with casual audiences on social and mobile spending significantly less.

As Amazon's fight with book publisher Hachette continues, criticism from authors and others grows

It's been a week since it became clear that Amazon is delaying shipments of publisher Hachette's print titles, likely due to a fight over terms. As Amazon continues to ship many Hachette print titles with delays of two weeks or more, the story is picking up momentum and more authors are criticizing the retailer's actions.