Tom Greenwood has 17 years of gaming industry experience and has been an adult games champion for the past four years.
His main focus is on new business opportunities and the distribution of video games in the world market.
We caught up with Greenwood to talk about the rise of adult games and how it’s a tougher industry than ever.
PocketGamer.biz: Can you tell us a bit about Nutaku?
Tom Greenwood: Nutaku was launched in January 2015 and is an online gaming portal that distributes top quality adult games to our dedicated fans.
Nutaku offers a variety of ways to enable our partners to publish games of all genres and on all devices to meet the needs of our customers.
What is your role?
Funding game development teams from around the world as an active co-development publisher. Pitch reviews and legal agreements are my daily work
Why did you want to work in the game industry?
To prove otherwise to my parents. “You won’t make a living from video games … hold my beer.”
What advice would you give to someone who wants to get involved?
Work hard, learn as much as you can about the industry and the opportunities it offers. Be passionate, willing to learn, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes!
What do you think of the industry over the past 12 months?
It’s a tougher industry than ever if your goal is to make good income within game development.
We’re seeing some new players opening up new opportunities in the market including Stadia, Apple Arcade, and Epic Store to name a few. and I expect this to continue.
What key trends do you forecast for the next 12 months?
We’re going to see a big battle for market share from the bigger players in mainstream games. Who will have the war chest it takes to be successful? I think time will tell.
How has the game industry changed since you started?
When I started (2002) the entire industry was releasing a total of 1-2 new games each week. That number now looks more like 500-600 per week across all platforms. Think about it for a moment.
Which part of the Connects event are you looking forward to the most and why?
London itself, because for me it’s back to the motherland.
At Pocket Gamer Connects London 2020, Tom Greenwood will host a session titled “The Explosion of the Adult Games Industry”. For more information and to book your tickets for the event, click here.