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Mutant Mayhem is now free! (Trying a new strategy to improve sales.)

CannonFodderCannonFodder Posts: 230Member
edited 9:56PM in Working with GS (Mac)
Hi Everyone, due to very poor sales (Zone sold this month) I decided to give my game Mutant Mayhem away for free. I was planning to improve the game (Combo system, faster game-play ect) with a update then give it away for free, but Mutant Mayhem is currently in the “What’s Hot” section in the UK App store so I brought it forward.

In a few more weeks I am planning to release Mutant Mayhem Deluxe. This will include extra game modes. Not just classic mode like Mutant Mayhem. I am planning to price Mutant Mayhem Deluxe at 59p/99c and advertise the deluxe version from within Mutant Mayhem.
I will keep everyone informed as to how sales go.

Here is the Like to the game if you don’t have it already : )

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mutant-mayhem/id367459417?mt=8

Comments

  • expired_012expired_012 Posts: 1,802Member
    Please keep us updated on how everything works out :)
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    Hope this works out for you! I really loved your game, and the puzzler style twist it had to it, hope it works out! :)
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Posts: 230Member
    Will do Artonskyblue, thanks for taking an interest.
    Thanks Butterbean I hope most people like the game as much as you do :)
    I have a funny feeling I am going to get hit hard by the freetards though lol.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    I kinda liked it. There's certainly a nice idea behind it :)

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  • jmp909jmp909 Posts: 73Member
    i searched on youtube and nothing came up. apart from some Warhammer Thing


    you probably should try and showcase it better... and send people like AppSpy a free copy

    j
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Posts: 230Member
    Thanks QS :)

    Hi Jmp909, I am going to send it to a few review sites once the update is out. I will also look in to getting a preview video up on YouTube soon. Thanks for mentioning AppSpy never heard of that site before, looks a good one!
  • POLYGAMePOLYGAMe Posts: 3,470Member
    If it's in "What's Hot" shouldn't you be charging cash for it????
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Posts: 230Member
    @POLYGAMe I left it at 59p for 2 day while it was in "what's hot" it did not help sales. I though being free and under "what's hot" would have lots more downloads. To be fair I don't think being in "what's hot" helped with downloads at all! Changing my iTunes icon seemed to help though. On the first day it was free it got nearly 2,700 downloads 1,400 from France alone! It entered in most of the main countries top 30 in the kids section. It got to number 4 in France and nearly made the top 50 overall game downloads. But the game seems to be falling fast from most of the main countries top 100. Second day downloads fell to around 1,600 then day three to just under 300 downloads! I think the games iPhone icon is mainly to blame it's really bland (will be changing it in the next update). Second problem I belive is having the game in the kids section, it's easier to get in to the charts in the kids section but I don't think my game is really suited to it. (next update I will change it to the puzzle section)
    sorry for the messy post, I am writing this on my iPhone :-)
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Posts: 230Member
    Just checked yesterdays downloads I got a massive 77 downloads! Lol
    I can't belive how fast the downloads have deteriorated :/
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Posts: 230Member
    Hi everyone, I have finally got around to updating Mutant Mayhem. The update is now live on the App Store (was only in review for 9 days!). Please feel free to tell me what you think (ITS STILL FREE ;-))

    thanks, Simon.

    iTunes link:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mutant-mayhem/id367459417?mt=8
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