Initially working as client developer and test consultant for actuarial core systems in Germany, Thomas wrote his first Analytics program 22 years ago in Turbo Pascal. He is working in the Games Industry for the last 13 years and has been involved in releasing over 50 titles on Mobile and PC.
In 2012 Thomas started at Outplay Entertainment as Operations- and Analytics Manager. Based on Lean Startup principles, he established Data Analytics as key ingredient to make informed decisions for creating and running successful F2P Games. Consequently, with over 150 staff members, Outplay is now the largest independent Mobile Games Developer in the UK. Above all, Thomas believes that in order to be an effective Data Analyst, you need to have a deep understanding and passion for the game you are analysing.
Talks I've Given
Data Movies: An innovative way of visualizing Player behaviour to aid the design and balancing of F2P games
Featuring Thomas Hulvershorn
The biggest challenge when running Free to Play games as a service, is to create a healthy balance between fun and difficulty per level. With billions of game events stored in our Amazon cloud based databases we apply statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms to understand the...