Cliff Harris from Positech Games offered sales stats of his latest game Kudos: Rock Legend.
Rock Legend is a sequel of Kudos game. Te game is part RPG, part life-sim, part Tycoon game. You are a struggling rock singer who puts together their own band, and tries to achieve fame and fortune, from humble beginnings as a starving garage-band. Pick your band-members, choose the band name, write the songs, play the gigs – and make it to the top.
Here are the game sales statistics, with some comments and comparison to Positech’s Democracy game.
Title: Kudos: Rock Legend
Developer website: www.positech.co.uk
Team size: 1 (me) plus 1 artist, 1 musician and 1 vocalist working on
Price: $22.95 through BMTMicro
Start of game development: November 2006 (approx 6 months dev time)
Launch date: May 26, 2007
Direct sales to date: 1,088 copies
Adwords Expenses: approx $480
Other expenses: approx $1,200 for music, maybe $200 other sound effects, approx $1,600 in artwork.
Rough total expenses: $2,600
Rough total income: $22,500
Earnings per month on sale: approx $5,600
Profit per month based on earnings to date and dev time: approx $3,300
Comments by Cliff:
Not as good a seller as I had hoped, but will probably continue to sell in
the long term. Portal sales unknown as yet. The game continues to sell quite
steadily, and my games have seen very long life spans. Democracy has sold
hundreds of copies over the same period, and that’s very old. Also there are
additional Mac sales, which I have not listed.
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