150-WORD BOOK REVIEW: Games As A Service by Oscar Clark

oscar_clarkFirst there was SaaS, they we had HaaS and now we have GaaS… that’s Games as a Service, not software or humans. If you are a games designer or developer, then this book can be biblical for you.

The writer has not only researched widely, he has also read extensively. For non-games professionals, the notes themselves are a treasure trove of information and reference sources to follow up on, even if the thought of playing games is anathema to you.

While the font can be maddeningly small at some times, Games As A Service has been written by one of the most knowledgable people in the business. Clark was one of the pioneers of mobile games at BT as well as setting the agenda at operator 3UK before becoming a social games maven.

As somebody who worked in the (mobile) games business for a lot of the Naughties, this book was a quality reminder of how difficult those days were, how far things have come and what the business models of the future are likely to look like.

REVIEW: 8.75/10

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.