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Rocky just got up the videos I did with Jim Greer, co-founder of Kongregate. They have more than 1,000 games up. Really great stuff. Their traffic in May was 300,000 unique visitors and in June it was 750,000.

Anyway, Jim was the technical director Pogo.com, now owned by Electronic Arts. That site has my brother-in-law totally addicted. Jim and I talk about that, and other video game trends. Women. Casual gaming. What Steve Jobs might do with the iPhone. (At one point I hint that Steve Jobs should buy Kongregate, which gets us both to have a good laugh, but in hindsight that would be an awesome idea).

There’s three videos:

1. Interview with Jim and his sister, who also is a co-founder.
2. Demo of what Kongregate is along with some of his favorite games so you can see what all the hoohaw is about. (Embedded here).
3. An Editor’s Choice video where Rocky gives you just the highlights of the above.

Comments

  1. Thanks Robert. Despite my inherit dorkiness I’m very happy with this piece.

    One correction – I’m not “the guy” behind Pogo. I was the Technical Director, but I actually joined in 2001, after they’d already been acquired by EA…

  2. Thanks Robert. Despite my inherit dorkiness I’m very happy with this piece.

    One correction – I’m not “the guy” behind Pogo. I was the Technical Director, but I actually joined in 2001, after they’d already been acquired by EA…