Almost Impossible! Revenue and Launch Details

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  1. dan_counsell

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    Hey Guys,

    As promised here's my article detailing how I launched Almost Impossible! for iOS. It includes details and graphs on how high it went in the charts and how much revenue it made: http://dancounsell.com/articles/ios-game-revenue-and-launch-details

    I honestly hope you find it useful and if you have any questions please let me know.

    Happy BuildBoxing!

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
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    Thanks for sharing that great info - especially on your launch. Great tips on things to do.
     
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    Of course unless you're planning to retire your profit is actually higher - you will spread out your investment in Buildbox and the Apple developer program over several games.
     
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    How is it doing on tvOS? I released a non-game tvOS app at $2.99 and its been getting 5-10 downloads a day. Nothing to write home about yet but hoping tvOS gets bigger in the coming months.
     
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    Dan, I demand a sequel to Almost Impossible...
     
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    Nice read! Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    Wow. Thanks for this article. I'm still in the process to decide if I want or not to make a living out of this. Your insides are very valuable.
     
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    Thank you for sharing @dan_counsell , thats very valuable article.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing that Dan. Great insight into the marketing part of it. and very tangible target of what that kind of effort can result in.
     
  11. dan_counsell

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    It's very much hit and miss, sometimes you can release a game and hit the jackpot, but that happens so rarely you can't bank on it. I think the Almost Impossible! Launch shows what's achievable with a little hard work.

    But whatever you do, just go ahead and launch something, and then do it all over again ;)

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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    I'm honestly surprised you did that game in just one month. Incredible. And the freemium option would have been interesting, but seeing how the other recently released games are doing I think you did better with a fixed price than with ads. It seems that ads are only going to pay you off if you have a big publisher. I for sure should finish my game already. Too much time involved for what most certainly will happen :(
     
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    Well done mate :D

    Will need your service on the website template bit later on :)
     
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    Awesome stuff Dan!
     
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    Dan, in your article you say you are not going after the copiers, but I think you should or they will

    • continue to copy your ideas
    • tarnish your brand
    • if they see bad reviews on Android google search results and won't want to download it on Apple

    Apple has a "Contact Us" form for reporting such matters, I've used them in the past https://itunesconnect.apple.com/WebObjects/iTunesConnect.woa/da/LCProviderDispatcherPage/contactUs

    Google Play form https://support.google.com/legal/answer/3110420?rd=1
     
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    I had someone steal my Icon for my best app. I found him and made him take it down. (He just grabbed it from Google Images). Amateur!
    I had someone steal my app from iOS and convert it to Android. He did the same with friends of mine. I rallied the "troops" and we all complained to GooglePlay an they took down his account.
    Don't reward dishonesty with complacency.
     
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    Thanks for posting this @dan_counsell ! How did the Apple TV version fare compared to the other versions?

    Speaking of Apple TV, there are a couple of us in the beta thread trying to figure out how to auto-focus on the button by default like you have done in Almost Impossible. Do you have any good tips you could give us over there?

    I also agree with the others, you should at least report the ones who blatantly stole your game and icon!
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Very valuable info. So sad to read about the people with absolutely no moral! I would've notified Google though just as principle, but it's in a way good you don't focus on that :)
    Keep up the good work.
     

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