Quite many beginning game producers and developers ponder whether they should try to sell their game, or to release is as a freeware. These people might think that their game is not ‘offering high enough value’ or have some other reason for trying to make the game sell.
Should I release my game freeware, or should I try to sell it?
This question is something that only you can answer. It depends purely on what your goals are. If you want to get money with your games, then you need to sell them. If you just want to release games without any other expectations, then feel free to release it as a freeware.
But, if a person asks this question, then it could be assumpted that the idea of making money with games is in his mind. That’s why I always suggest selling the game. Start learning the basics, set up an ecommerce place, website and get in the indie scene. There’s nothing to lose, but everything to win. Even very ‘simple’ games can be tremendously addictive – as you can see by checking any major casual game portal in the net.
My suggestion for those who ponder whether to sell their game or not is: go for it, sell the game.
- Check little bit of what you want, set a goal for yourself
- Learn marketing and selling (and/or go with the publishers & portals)
- Refine the product and sell it
You’ve got nothing to lose, but everything to gain.