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Journalists: Mind Candy has not made $250 million in revenue from merchandising
Mind Candy, the great British success story that makes Moshi Monsters, is 5 today. It is marvellous achievement by Michael Acton Smith, Davinia Knowles and the many talented people past and present who have contributed to its...
- Posted 20 days ago
1.7 billion downloads and you only make 152 million euros in revenue?
Angry Birds maker Rovio today revealed some financial figures, as reported in the Guardian. EUR152.2 million in revenue EUR55.5m in net profit 45% of revenue from consumer products such as plush toys (EUR68.5m) 1.7 billion downloads of...
- Posted 48 days ago
Why Apple doesn’t care about the Appstore
$7 billion sounds like a lot of money. That’s how much Apple has paid out to developers making apps for the Apple Appstore since the Appstore was launched in 2008. Given that 30/70 split in the favour...
- Posted 133 days ago
Refining my first monetisation strategy
In the course of over 2 months since its release as an IAP-supported free app, Ski Champion has netted Majaka a grand total of (drum drum drum) … 450 € ! Yup, not missing any K...
- Posted 336 days ago
Why your game should be free to play
If you were to believe free-to-play evangelists like ngmoco’s Ben Cousins or PopCap’s Giordano Contestabile, then anyone asking whether or not free-to-play is a fad has missed the boat. It’s not the future anymore, they argue, because...
- Posted 399 days ago
Minecraft makes $80 million in revenue but hardly any profit
The Financial Times has uncovered numbers from Minecraft-maker Mojang’s financial statements suggesting the company made revenues of $80 million from Minecraft sales in the 15 months since the game launched in October 2010. That figure compares to Rovio’s...
- Posted 421 days ago
Is iOS freemium a lottery?
Gamesbrief recently published a post estimating that 9 games made at least $20 million on the Appstore in 2011. This led to a big debate on Twitter about the viability of iOS, and ultimately on the future...
- Posted 516 days ago