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Geneforge 4 Sales Figures

The Bottom Feeder: So Here's How Many Games I Sell is a post by Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software, who offers a frank discussion of their sales figures. He offers specifics on sales of Geneforge 4, saying this was "very much an average performer for us." He says the game earned $111,412 through last year, warning young developers: "Even the numbers you are about to see are difficult to attain." He offers further insights into the existence of an indie developer, offering a humorous perspective: "It's worthwhile at this point to go to the web site and look at the screenshots. Some of you might ask, 'Why would anyone pay money for a game that looks like that?' The answer is, 'I don't know, but they do'."

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15. Re: Geneforge 4 Sales Figures Mar 23, 2010, 06:12 Prez
If I drop Democracy 2 to $14.99 it sell less COPIES than at $19.95. I tried it,. it's a fact, with nothing else changing over the course of a price experiment.

Going back to the Valve data I mentioned (bear in mind, we are not talking specifically Valve games here, but many games that are available on Steam), Newell stated that small discounts did not account for any appreciable increases in revenue, while deep cuts (of the 50% variety) actually increased revenue. In L4D's case the increase in sales was 3000%!!

A lot depends on how well known the property is to start with, and how well advertised the sale is. A Steam sale will always get my attention, while I'm sorry to say that I didn't even know about any sales for any of your games, Cliffski.
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