GAME & PRODUCT DESIGN CONSULTANTS
WE HELP BUSINESSES GAIN A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH GAME SYSTEMS AND ECONOMIES
What you won't hear from F2P gurus or AAA consultants: growth hacking only works for already good games
A daily bonus or IAP price increase won't fix a misjudged design or the resulting time, budget and KPI problems. Catalin / Associates came about in response to the need for strategic pre-production. For the past 7 years we've helped more than 40 global game companies and brands manage the inherent risk of differentiating through design using our proven framework. Not convinced? No worries, you can always give us a call after soft launch.
Catalin / Associates came very highly recommended and they did not disappoint. From the early stages, Catalin worked with myself and the team to gain a deep understanding of our project’s needs and focus our design direction. Over the course of multiple months long engagements, Catalin helped us map our game’s major pillars and delivered in-depth simulations of some of our more ambitious and complex systems that were a tremendous help in moving forward with development.
Catalin / Associates will continue to be my go-to when it comes to game system design & strategy and would recommend them as an invaluable resource for any business seeking clear, actionable design insight and concrete, battle-tested solutions to hard game system design problems.
“Catalin brought a significant wealth of free-to-play domain expertise and veteran project management experience to our studio; his contribution to our progress was immediate and immeasurable.
We were impressed with his ability to translate our business values down in to meaningful in-game mechanics and model the long-term consequences of each decision made. We’re grateful for his hard work, focus and pragmatism and would recommend him as a trustworthy pair of hands for any team.”
“Catalin has a great deal of experience and insight into the invisible forces that combine to create
engaging game experiences.”
“Catalin was always looking for ways to produce something special. He has a wealth of game design experience and delivers it with commitment and a genial attitude.”
“Catalin is a passionate games professional with an encyclopaedic knowledge of design models. Focusing on detailed game mechanic analysis, he is able to expand a high level brief into a comprehensive design model.”