Services

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Design Leadership
(part time, ongoing)

Design oversight/support for client’s internal designers on project, on monthly basis

Transfer freemium and/or mobile design expertise to client’s internal team

Advantage: We track with product development, ensuring design adapts properly

Deliverable: Calls, IM, co-authoring of docs, templates, coaching

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Full Game Design
(full time)

Concept-to-completion game design, on-site or remote

Design right through to implementation, metrics feedback, resulting revisions

Advantage: Unified vision, high quality design, deep integration of client goals

Deliverable: implemented design, launched product, live tweaks

 *Acquisition, Engagement, Monetization

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Design Audits
(short term)

2-4 week detailed analysis of game design document and/or game build

Covers core game loop, meta-game, AEM*, onboarding, freemium mechanics

Advantage: For late-stage or in-market games needing sanity check or turnaround

Deliverable: ~25pg doc prioritizing areas to be addressed

What our clients say about us

  • "I've had the pleasure of working with Adrian on several occasions, over the last few years. Each and every interaction has been extremely positive, with not only great results, but also reliably enjoyable processes for everyone involved. Adrian's world-class expertise nicely complements his tireless enthusiasm, to truly energize and inspire the group, while also maintaining the necessary focus. This unique blend of creative vision and practical know-how makes him an extremely valuable addition to any team. Beyond being a fantastic collaborator, Adrian's confidence and experience also make him a strong leader and a confident presenter. I've never hesitated to put him in front of clients, and have always felt much more comfortable, knowing that he was involved with a project."
    Frank Sanni, Head of PlanningFrank Sanni, Head of PlanningTAXI
  • "AC+A came highly recommended by a few members of our senior management team and we certainly weren’t disappointed with the results! Our engagement lasted just over 2 months and was broad in scope. We had just started some exploratory work out of our Vancouver studio and wanted to give our product teams - both development and marketing - the opportunity to work directly with experts in the field as they shaped their plans / priorities. Jordan, Tomas, and Adrian were always available and more than willing to share their knowledge with our core teams.

    I can say with confidence that their perspective will absolutely have an impact on our future direction. Jordan even spent a week with us on campus in Vancouver to completely immerse himself into our initiatives and to work directly with our development group. This time together was invaluable in getting everyone on the same page. To wrap everything up we received a very comprehensive white paper summarizing findings, providing an assessment of our current position against the completive set, and suggesting areas of emphasis for our product teams. This paper was circulated widely across all levels of our studio and was well-received.

    I would recommend AC+A to any groups thinking about F2P and looking for some expert council on building and taking to market a winner!"
    Deepa Arora, Director of Emerging MarketsDeepa Arora, Director of Emerging MarketsEA SPORTS
  • "I hired Adrian as a consultant working on a game team. He brought a lot of expert knowledge about social gaming and best practices, which contributed a lot to the success of the project. He was also very proactive and went above and beyond the normal consultant agreement by making himself accountable for results."
    Jimmy Gendron, Executive ProducerJimmy Gendron, Executive ProducerBehaviour Interactive
  • "I've known Adrian since 2008, when he was one of a select group of people ahead of the curve in terms of understanding how mobile, social and free-to-play -- at the time, considered "emerging trends" for games -- would impact the games space. I'm excited to see this experience still serves his work. I've learned a lot from him, and he's friendly, supportive and a pleasure to work with."
    Leigh AlexanderLeigh AlexanderInteractive Entertainment Journalist
  • "Adrian has come to the rescue for me as a senior design & production consultant at 3 different companies now. He is equally adept at hands-on social games design and driving production on top tier licensed console projects.

    He is a master collaborator, and will embed directly with the team. He's also the right guy to put in front of top industry execs to pitch, brainstorm, or suss out a project's milestone plan, product goals, or design strategy. Adrian is my go-to guy whenever I get in a pinch and need someone to come in and drive an emergency project -- regardless of scope or subject matter."
    Michael Waite, Executive ProducerMichael Waite, Executive ProducerZynga
  • "I can't say enough good things about working with Adrian. He is a talented and creative game designer with an amazing attitude, and he consistently delivered great results on-time. He's the first person I'll call if I need an experienced game designer to support our team or our project. Adrian is a true professional and a pleasure to work with."
    Gary Gettys, Executive ProducerGary Gettys, Executive ProducerZynga