GameSalad

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Gamesalad success stories?

avemonavemon Posts: 16Member
edited November -1 in Working with GS (Mac)
Hey guys! does anyone have any success story that would like to share with the rest of us? Gamesalad was released sometime ago so I guess maybe we already have a big time winner =)... anyone? if you could/want add sales#s would be awesome!!

Comments

  • EastboundEastbound Posts: 1,074Member
    Search the forums, there are already a few threads like this!
  • avemonavemon Posts: 16Member
    I did, i didnt find any :S
  • gregr209gregr209 Posts: 441Member
    I can't say I have had super success or even made much money yet but I did get a mention in a local business magazine.

    http://www.cvbizjournal.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=433:creative-entrepreneurs-jump-into-the-world-of-iphone-‘apps’&Itemid=77

    That was pretty cool :-)
  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,157Member
    It depends on the measure of success. Financially, GameSalad was not abysmal failure for me... but a failure none-the-less. After months of hard work for three different GameSalad projects, I've barely covered the costs of the software. I had about 120 sales. (Some people around here do that in a day.) But considering that I bought artwork and music licenses, which were used in two of my projects, I'm still at a loss.

    If I had done nothing, I'd have more money. Furthermore, I wouldn't have been diverted from other Photics.com projects, which were far more successful.

    However, GameSalad has other measures of success. It was a lot of fun to make my own games. I feel proud knowing that I made a launch day app for the iPad. And while I'm still not happy with the controls for Photics: Revisions - Course Correction, I really like Photics: Fireball and the Photics: Toolbox. I like to play Photics: Fireball... it's somewhat mesmerizing... I can sit and keep playing.

    This is a business and a hobby to me. Mainstream video games have been frustrating me. They just don't seem as fun as they used to be. So instead, I have fun making my own games.

    Also, I too was mentioned in the press.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/is-it-easier-to-develop-games-for-the-ipad-than-the-iphone-2010-4

    As you can see from one of the comments, GameSalad wasn't well received. It's easy to bash GameSalad, but I think that might be short-sighted. GameSalad is still in beta. Depending on how the software improves, this could be a really exciting place to be.
  • kegonationkegonation Posts: 6Member
    People say they don't make much money off the app they made. The thing you need to know is how to market. Good marketing strategies could get you far. You could have a truly amazing app but it wont get anywhere if you cant market it.
  • ozboybrianozboybrian Posts: 2,102PRO
    Marketing is the key. I've been planning all my Marketing Methods since I started almost a year ago.
    Can't wait to submit a quality games!
  • BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 883Member, PRO
    for me I made like 5 dalliers but when U put my apps out for free than I get like 100 sales in less than 24 hours. So it depends on the app and the cost.
  • DeepBlueAppsDeepBlueApps Posts: 5,036Member
    edited January 2012
    Not many of you know i spent 3 years making next to nothing when i started many years ago, it takes patience, time and belief...oh and a little luck and it also depends how you measure success?

    Success for me means having a great team around you including the other half:P

    Darren.

    FREE GS Templates
    FREE GS Tools
    Video Tutorials
    Forum
    3rd party marketplace

  • heathccheathcc Posts: 113Member
    As mentioned before, measurement of success varies from person to person. I've released two iPad apps so far and made more than a $1000 from each over six months. It isn't a tremendous amount of money, but it only took about 40 hours total to make them and it has been a fun experience. I have a few things on deck right now that I'm quite confident about to do at least twice as good.

    Even if I'm only selling 5-10 copies a day that still adds up every month to a hobby I made money off.

    Here is the #1 problem I've seen from being here and using GS for over a year: People have an idea for a game and try to shoehorn GS into being the tool to pull it off no matter what. You are MUCH better off learning what GS does well and then constructing a game idea around that. Many people have pulled off amazing things with GS, but it isn't the tool for everything. It is incredible within it's range.

    R
  • BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 883Member, PRO
    edited January 2012
    WOW JUST THIS WEEK I GOT 460 this week DOWNLOADS AND I'M ONLY 11 YEARS OLD.
  • JamieOneilJamieOneil Posts: 872Member, PRO
    @flipflopgames Thats very good!
    Im 14 and im coming up to just about 3000 Downloads (mixed of free & Paid apps)
  • BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 883Member, PRO
    same here I'm going to get a great app on the app store for free and hopefully get lots of downloads.
  • JamieOneilJamieOneil Posts: 872Member, PRO
    Free apps always get more downloads, About 2000 of my sales are free apps
  • thurlowweedthurlowweed Posts: 2Member

    I've only been learning about GameSalad. I'll be purchasing the PRO developer pack here in the next day or so and I'm really looking forward to building some fun games. I like what I read here. This isn't the first business I will own, and I know about marketing. I've also noticed that GameSalad is a great starting point! If you're looking to do more then what GS offers then there's Unity 3-D, Stencily, and Game Maker. But I believe that GS is a great way to start, then work your way up from there!

  • wolala123wolala123 Posts: 183Member, PRO

    @thurlowweed Agree with you. GameSalad is a good choice tool, it can make most of 2D game.

  • BigDaveBigDave Posts: 544Member, PRO

    I live 100% of my apps since 3 months I consider that a success.

  • AcroxiaAcroxia Posts: 11Member, PRO

    My game "전설의 대장장이(Legendary blacksmith)" has 1st rank in korea appstore (free game catagory) and 1st rank in korea playstore paid game (over 300,000 download just free version)

    is this success story right? (sorry i can't speak english...)

  • jamie_cjamie_c Posts: 3,093Member, PRO

    @BigDave and @Acroxia, success indeed. Good for you both! :)

  • BigDaveBigDave Posts: 544Member, PRO
    edited October 24

    :) jean wish more game salader make it! So keep on crafting guys!

  • DeepBlueAppsDeepBlueApps Posts: 5,036Member

    Well done to the two above who have had some success!

    Darren.

  • alarm656alarm656 Posts: 291Member

    Agree, GameSalad is great to start. Unity is great engine if you know coding.

  • jasonnowakjasonnowak Posts: 17Member, PRO

    I launched Milo & Me at a $1.99 price point and then went back and forth between $0.99 and $1.99. I got about 200 downloads within two months (and a decent Touch Arcade review).

    Then, I decided to try an experiment and make it free for a bit. It got promoted by a few large free-app sites and downloads skyrocketed to about 15k in two days. It also managed to make it into the #27 spot for iPad RPG games in US (even higher in other countries).

    Pretty proud of the "download success" of the game but haven't made more than about $150 from it. I would highly recommend to anyone here to launch your game as free with in-app purchases and/or ads. Unless you are a big name developer, it's tough to get people to pay upfront for your game.

    Jason

  • SocksSocks Posts: 5,969Member

    @Acroxia said: My game "전설의 대장장이(Legendary blacksmith)" has 1st rank in korea appstore (free game catagory) and 1st rank in korea playstore paid game (over 300,000 download just free version)

    is this success story right? (sorry i can't speak english...)

    Cool ! :)

  • BigDaveBigDave Posts: 544Member, PRO
    edited October 26

    @jasonnowak

    exactly "paid" is no option guys. I was to multiple conferences with people of wooga or app lift, zynga, gameduell.

    Free is the only way in mobile. Unless you got a deal with apple to be featured.

    Free + ads + in-app (remove ads)

    Additionaly chartboost has right now the tendency to peak their ecpms to highs of 7 to 14 dollar. Which is pretty nice.

Sign In or Register to comment.