business

Defender's Quest: By the Numbers

So, in case you haven't heard yet, Gamasutra posted our first ~70 days of sales stats as a featured article today:http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/168303/defendersquestbythenumbers.php Read the full article for details, but here's the TL;DR version:~$70K / ~14K sales in about 70 daysTop revenue…

Pay What You Want and the Four Currencies

Cross-posted on gamasutraToday I'd like to apply my "four currencies" model to the "pay what you want" phenomenon.  Like piracy, this is a case where the results we observe don't match what conventional wisdom says should happen, and I use my "four currencies" theory to explain the discrepancy. …

Piracy and the four currencies, part 2

Cross-posted on gamasutra.My previous article, piracy and the four currencies seems to have caused a bit of a stir, so I'm going to make this a series. Welcome to part two!For those of you just joining the conversation, go read the original article. Don't worry, it's pretty…

Lessons in Demo Launching

EDIT: Hillariously enough, my host's servers just went down. You can still play the demo with these links:Windows torrent (dropbox)Linux torrent (dropbox)Browser demo (mochi)Cross-posted on gamasutra (which usually gets more comments)An important phase in marketing any game is launching a playable…