We Make Your Games Better

Free-to-play game development and live operations are demanding, complicated businesses.  Our dedicated domain experts help your team succeed with expert advice, guidance, training, and specialized skills honed through decades of hands-on experience.

Every game and problem is unique,

so our treatment options must be too

Need to improve retention, monetization, engagement, live operations, or growth?  Techniques that work for others may not work for your games.  We tailor each engagement to your unique circumstances.

Check Up

Engage a Mobile Game Doctor to perform a detailed audit of your product, your concept/design, or some aspect of your operations such as marketing process, analytics implementation, and/or team construction.  Check ups are fast, actionable, and a great way to get to know us.

• Fixed price        •Fast Turn-around        • Detailed, actionable expert feedback

Specialized Treatment

Perhaps you already know what needs attention in order for your game’s performance  to improve, but you don’t have the internal expertise to address it? 

Mobile Game Doctor will pair you with a consultant who has specific domain expertise that can move you towards a specialized solution quickly.

Intensive Care

Free-to-Play games require expertise  not typically required for other business models, and deep knowledge of how all these parts integrate and work together. 

We bring integrated economy design,  balancing,  content pipeline design, narrative, and performance marketing strategy to your existing team. 

Training Clinics

Many teams have talented, experienced, and dedicated individuals from other parts of the game industry who struggle with all that Free-to-play demands. 

Our Doctors know how to build successful teams from these raw materials, and are on call to help your team learn, grow, and succeed.

Games are serious fun and we seriously have fun making them

Just because Free-to-play game development and operations are difficult, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the work.  Our Doctors are serious experts, but we believe that you can’t put fun into a game unless you’re having fun making it happen.  Our Doctors are…

• Multi-decade game industry veterans
• Deeply experienced with Free-to-Play
• Hoopy froods who know where their towels are

Proven results, just ask our clients

At Mobile Game Doctor, our priority is providing real results. That’s why our clients come back for more.

Eastside Games has worked closely with Mobile Game Doctor on several projects over the past 2 years. We have worked with both the founders, and a selection of “Doctors” who have made critical contributions to both Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s. MGD’s professional expertise is unmatched in the industry. We look forward to a continued partnership for years to come.

Jim Wagner

Director of Product, East Side Games

Mobile Game Doctor is instrumental in providing long-term game design support for our game, Narcos: Idle Cartel. The “Doctor” we work with owns and contributes to several aspects of our project including game economy design, balance, and progression.  We look forward to our continued partnership!

Ismail Maiyegun

CEO, Big Wolf Games

Mobile Game Doctor has been a go-to resource for Metamoki’s projects at every stage of development. Their advice is always on-point and has been a critical element in the success of many of our titles.

Mitch Zamara

Director of Game Design, Metamoki

We’ve partnered with MGD in a long project that needed  premium design work including narrative, systems, and balancing, and also a deep understanding of how to operate a successful mobile game. The Doctors’ knowledge and skills are fundamental to the success of the game. I’m looking forward to working with them on future projects!

Tiago Melo

CEO, Lumen Games

Client Testimonials

Eastside Games has worked closely with Mobile Game Doctor on several projects over the past 2 years. We have worked with both the founders, and a selection of “Doctors” who have made critical contributions to both Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money and The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s. MGD’s professional expertise is unmatched in the industry. We look forward to a continued partnership for years to come.

Jim Wagner
Director of Product, East Side Games

Mobile Game Doctor is instrumental in providing long-term game design support for our game, Narcos: Idle Cartel. The “Doctor” we worked with owned the game economy design, progression, and balance.  He integrated with our internal teams to provide input and guidance in other areas as well. The Doctors’ contributions were pivotal to meeting our goals.

Ismail Maiyegun
CEO, Big Wolf Games

Mobile Game Doctor has been a go-to resource for Metamoki’s projects at every stage of development. Their advice is always on-point and has been a critical element in the success of many of our titles.

Mitch Zamara
Director of Game Design, Metamoki

We’ve partnered with MGD in a long project that needed  premium design work including narrative, systems, and balancing, and also a deep understanding of how to operate a successful mobile game. The Doctors’ knowledge and skills are fundamental to the success of the game. I’m looking forward to working with them on our next projects!

Tiago Melo
CEO, Lumen Games

Results you can count on

Mobile Game Doctor thrives on client trust and real results

2014

FOUNDED

No consulting firm lasts that long without generating meaningful results for our clients. Need references? No problem – we are proud of our work, and stand behind it 100%.

50+

CLIENTS

Amazing indies and giant publishers alike count on us to help them succeed. Our clients keep coming back for their new projects. That is the best endorsement we could hope for.

22

YEARS

That’s the average experience each Doctor brings from some of top games companies in the world. Each has at least 10 years free-to-play experience , too.

The top games companies in

the world come to us

Established leaders and up-and-coming indie superstars rely on us to help them reach their goals. Everyone can use a little help in this tough business.

Updates and insights we’d like to share

Mobile Game Doctor experts see many games every month and are called upon to treat many different issues. As we learn and grow, we share so that game teams everywhere can create better results.

The Proper Conduct of Brainstorming

This may surprise you, but game design is more than analysis and number crunching. It requires a large element of creativity, and often the best kind of creativity comes from groups rather than individual designers. This means that, often, teams need to engage in some kind of brainstorm activity to generate ideas for new directions, new mechanics, new characters, new pieces of narrative and much more. The question that many studios run into is how to run brainstorms that are productive.

New Podcast – Mastering Retention, Presented by Userwise

It is difficult to overstate the importance of retention to succeeding with a free-to-play game.

After all, if players don’t stick around, they don’t watch ads, they don’t buy currency, and they don’t consume all that lovely, expensive game content. Recently Mobile Game Doctor’s chief-of-surgery, Dave Rohrl, recorded Episode 15 of the “Mastering Retention” series, presented by Userwise.

Key topics discussed are:

How Dave started Mobile Game Doctor
What he looks for when he is hiring?
Split testing
Some of the projects they’ve been working on
Growth marketing in the gaming industry
What are the right things to do when developing a game from scratch?
What to look for to make sure the game is marketable
One tip or trick on how to boost the retention rate.

Illuminating Level Creation For Free-to-play Puzzle Games

Levels drive the core interaction in most free-to-play puzzle games. The quality of this content, and the pacing of level features, rewards, and difficulty has an enormous impact on both retention and monetization. While the overall visual presentation, simplicity in design, story, setting, a deep and resonant meta game, and the quality of retention features all have their impact – for most players, the levels are the key driver of whether they stay and play or go away.

When creating and releasing a regular stream of high-performing free-to-play puzzle levels, four best practices are crucial:

Mobile Game Doctor is always on call

to make your games better