Inside Social Apps 2010: Mark Pincus, on Growing the Social Gaming Industry

Our keynote speaker at the Inside Social Apps conference today was Mark Pincus, chief executive and co-founder of Zynga. Pincus wanted to talk about how to grow the industry — his theme throughout the talk centered on cooperation between developers, with the aim of quickly creating a much larger market for social games.

Pincus’s talk was both different from and complementary to the presentation given earlier in the day by Sebastien de Halleux, who co-founded Playfish. Where Halleux seemed skeptical that independent developers will be able to survive in social gaming, Pincus is more optimistic, and much of his advice seemed to relate to newer developers.

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