This article is about the future of game development, how it relates to the future of the internet — and what I’m doing to help.

Along the way I’ll share some thoughts on my company, Beamable, and how it relates to the broad topics I cover in my Building the…


In this article, I identify 9 megatrends — exponential shifts that are already underway on a global scale — and how they will shape the future of the metaverse.

Most of the megatrends are a blend of both technology and social change. Here are the megatrends I’ll discuss:

By looking…


The “creator economy” is about unleashing creativity — enabling anyone to earn a living or build a business around an audience, unconstrained by the high technological barriers that existed in the past.

Evolution of Creator Economies. Pioneer Era, Engineering Era, Creator Era.

We now have enough history to look back and see a predictable pattern play out: whether it was…


In my article on the value-chain of the metaverse, I described the seven layers of the ecosystem. In this article I’m going to focus-in on three of the most important metaverse companies — Unity, Epic Games and Roblox — and describe the commonalities and differences.

Let’s start with where companies…


Trillions of dollars: that’s how much private industry is investing into the metaverse.

Seven Layers of the Metaverse: Experience, Discovery, Creator Economy, Spatial Computing, Decentralization, Human Interface, Infrastructure

In this article, I provide a description of the value chain of this market, from the experiences that people seek out to the enabling technologies that make it possible. More importantly, I also provide a prescription —…


The metaverse is unleashing a wave of new economic opportunities for people around the world. This article is about the new forms of employment emerging in this next generation of the Internet.

Naturally, a huge number of the jobs are going to be in the science, engineering and business jobs…


Image Credit: Atelier Ying

Three huge forces are shaping game development in 2021: the solo-to-social trend, the technologists-to-artists trend, and the games-to-economy trend.

Understanding these trends is critical to taking advantage of big opportunities —but they also presents new challenges around game design, customer acquisition, development methodology and live operations. …


There’s enormous hype surrounding the “metaverse.” This article is about understanding why — and more importantly — breaking it down to the elements so you can understand some of the specific technologies and experiences that are creating the excitement.

Scene from the trailer for Star Atlas, one of the games identifying as a metaverse.

If you only have two minutes, you can watch my video…


We’re entering a huge new realm of creativity: leaving the asynchronous, transactional world of creating websites — to crafting immersive, real-time experiences enabled by 3D engines.

Image credit: Stefans02 on Flickr

In this video I cover how the creator economy of the metaverse is being built by technologies that unleash creativity amongst artists, storytellers and…


Are you making a game? Or crafting an experience for the metaverse? You’re going to need to make it fun.

The original version of this appeared in my book, Game On.

Photo by Eric Tompkins

Here are a few feelings and motivators that are fun: power, curiosity, independence, acceptance, order, saving, honor, idealism, social…

Jon Radoff

Adventurer & entrepreneur. I fight for the game-maker. I like startups, digital culture, stories, software, crypto, cooking/wine, games and adventure.

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