2018 Guide to Java

While Java is still the prevalent language in enterprises and there are more Java developers than anything else, this topic does not generate the level of response of the other topics for which we produce research guides. We spoke to Doug Pearson, CTO of FlowPlay as we comprised this guide.

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2018 Guide to Game Development

The three most frequently mentioned keys to developing a successful game: 1) stability; 2) scalability; and, 3) social interaction. To gather insights on the current and future state of Game Development, we talked to eight executives involved in game development in some form or another. We spoke to Doug Pearson, CTO at FlowPlay ... 

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FlowPlay overhauls Vegas World, ditches Adobe Flash for Haxe

When Adobe decided to retire its Flash software, it was a big moment for FlowPlay. Fortunately, the Seattle maker of social games had anticipated the demise of Flash, which is scheduled to end in 2020. And today, FlowPlay is announcing it has converted its flagship social casino game, Vegas World, to an open-source, cross-platform development technology known as Haxe.

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Casino Gaming to be highlighted with 3 days of experts at Casual Connect USA 2018

Lee Davy sits down with Derrick Morton, CEO of FlowPlay, the virtual world developer, to understand why people need an escape, why they choose FlowPlay’s worlds, and much more.

Let’s face it; the world sucks balls. If not, we wouldn’t spend most of our time on the phone. The virtual world is where the fun is at, and nobody knows this more than Derrick Morton, CEO of FlowPlay, a developer of virtual worlds such as ourWorld and Vegas World. 

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Is It Time to Bet on Fantasy Sports?

On paper – and fantasy sports fans know all about great matchups on paper – the prospective merger of FanDuel and DraftKings looked tantalizing. Naming rights aside (FanKings? DraftDuel?), uniting the fantasy sports powerhouses screamed dynasty – and control of more than 90 percent market share. LeBron James joining Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat? That was tiddlywinks by comparison.

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FlowPlay CEO Derrick Morton on the return of Casual Connect, and the state of the games industry

Seattle’s status as a tech hub is well-documented, as is its reputation as a home for some of the biggest game operations such as Valve, Bungie, Nintendo and Xbox. But what sometimes falls under the radar is Seattle’s casual gaming scene, where numerous companies in the region turn out those easier-to-pick-up titles that appeal to a broader audience beyond hardcore gamers.

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Flowplay CEO sees social sports betting opportunity over DFS

Derrick Morton questions the viability of DFS and lauds the opportunities in social sports betting

The potential failure of the mega merger between FanDuel and DraftKings is good news for the social sports betting sector, according to one prominent chief executive. Talking to EGR North America, Flowplay CEO Derrick Morton said the skills-based games business model is, and always has been, fundamentally flawed. “With the model built so a very small…

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Amid tumult of video game business, Seattle game-maker FlowPlay abides

The Seattle company has survived for a tumultuous decade by sticking to a pretty unglamorous market niche: casual, social games played in a web browser. And it’s making a profit, too.

Much of the video-game world is descending this weekend on Los Angeles for the E3 trade show, a mecca of crowds, noise and the new big-budget games expected in the coming year. FlowPlay will not be making the trek.

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Corporate Philanthropists - Small: Ranked by WA cash giving 2016

Small companies are those with revenues of $20 million or less. Corporate and foundation cash giving in Washington does not include the value of in-kind gifts, sponsorships or employee contributions. The list includes both companies and company foundations, based on how each company reported its giving. Totals for statewide and companywide giving may be combined cash giving of both the company and its foundation. 

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