GameSalad Developer Survey 2021
We're hoping to make the survey an annual thing, so please help us help you and fill it out!
Some results from last year's survey.
30.8% of respondents work in the video game industry professionally.
30.8% also build games on a contract basis for other people (I wonder if it's the same group?)
72.2% use Apple Leaderboards.
61.1% use Google Play Leaderboards.
40% use network behaviors to update game data.
28% use network behaviors for multiplayer games.
16% use network behaviors to track IAPs.
88% publish to Apple
80% publish to Google
44% publish to Amazon
20% on itch.io
and 8% claim to sell game floppy disk (I'm pretty sure 100% of them were joking).
52% use ads
52% sell their games up-front
44% sell consumables
40% use ad unlocks
While most people didn't make a whole lot, a few made it over the $1000 mark, with some making over $10k during the 3 month period of the last survey.
The two most popular marketing channels were Facebook and Youtube
A little over 40% of respondents spent more than $500 on marketing.
73% of respondents submitted an answer to the question: "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
Only 4 people had the "correct" clarification response: "African or European?"
Though one did answer "more than a laden one" which is likely correct.
Though a few posted an answer found here (with one direct post of the link): http://style.org/unladenswallow/