It has been months since my last post. I was procrastinating writing this for a long time and decided to write this finally.
“A Silent Wood” became No 1 Top paid RPG app in Google play and made it to the third rank in top selling new apps as well. It went up to 37th RPG game in Apple Store. (all in US stores) It has got 843 ratings with 4.33/5 as average.
So, how much did A Silent Wood make? Am I millionaire? Hold your breath…. Here it comes…
Altogether, it made $5252.03 from all stores in last 5 months. 😀 (I am still laughing at the millionaire question. )
So, let see how much each platform made. Google play Paid Version made $4465.71 and the free version with Multilingual Support made around $5. One day during the peak of “A Silent Wood”, I sold 435 copies. It was the day, my app was featured by Tim-o-tato on Droid-Life. I am very thankful to him.
And, the paid iOS version which supports many languages, made $479.25 and the deleted free version made $307.07.
The Amazon app store made no money at all (Sold only one copy so far).
I spent around $450 on this app, for assets and translations. I used elance to find translators and proof readers. That investment on translation went totally useless. It had no impact on sales from the countries I targeted (which was almost nothing) .
I got the app translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean and knowing the nature of the customers in those country I created a free app with in app purchase to unlock more content. And, the result is hilarious, because No one bothered to even download that app. That means, around $400 went down the drain. Anyway, I got some good experience in communication and delegation. And, I got to meet some hard working, nice people.
With this extra money in hand, I decided to do two things.
First, I concentrated on getting a driving licence. However, I a wasted heaps of money on Driving Tutors and by failing the exams. After struggling over 10 weekends, I managed to get a licence. Now I want to help those new learners who make the same mistakes I did: Of course with some driving related apps. Let’s see how it goes.
Secondly, I bought a return ticket to my home country. Therefore, I am going to be spending some time with my family this Christmas, after 3 years. It will refresh my mind. Thank you all who purchased my games.
With the rest of the money I bough a Smart Camera and few Studio equipments (including professional Mic and lightings) to keep a youtube channel where I can post my learnings on Art and Illustration (That’s why I started this blog). I hope to start that soon because the requirement to produce content will drive me to draw often (I hope so).
My first two games went unnoticed, though I believe that they deserve some recognition. Then A silent wood made some money that is a good return for the time invested. However, I am not sure if I write a new game, will it make any money or not .
Anyway, please try my first games if you have time.
And, let me know if you are an artist and have any game ideas where you would like to work with me. Cheers. 🙂