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On the World of Goo Sale

Rock, Paper, Shotgun follows up on the World of Goo sale that's currently underway allowing customers to pick their own price for 2dboy's platformer. They analyze "interesting," "significant," and even "fascinating" data on the prices gamers chose to pay (besides the over 16,000 who paid a penny), including 352 who chose the occasion of this sale to pay full price. Perhaps most striking is that 10% of the customers who gave a reason for their purchase said they were now purchasing the game after having previously pirated it. In all the game has sold about 57,000 copies during the sale for over $100,000, and 2dboy is making a note here, "huge success."

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15. Re: On the World of Goo Sale Oct 20, 2009, 13:01 Krovven
 
I paid 3 bucks, and found the experience to be about worth that. I'm just not that into indie games. Well, simplistic indie games, clever as they may be.

I paid $2, which I felt I was being a cheap-ass, but obviously compared to most I was still paying above the average. As I also am not that into indie games, specifically indie puzzle games I just wasn't sure I'd like the game (have tried similar games, ie: Elefunk) and wasnt into it.

Still haven't installed World of Goo as I have too many AAA titles I'm playing.

Edit: I hope 2dboy and other developers at least learned from this to make the minimum at least $1 or $2 when doing offers like this.

This comment was edited on Oct 20, 2009, 13:15.
 
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