In case anyone doubts the power of Steam

04 Jul
July 4, 2013

Interstellar Marines has gone up on steam recently. Early access only, mind you, it’s not at full release yet. And this is what they posted today.

The last 48 hours on Steam have generated more revenue for developing Interstellar Marines than our own website have in 3 years – we couldn’t be more happy!

I had a conversation with another developer a while back, encouraging him to vigorously pursue portals. He’d argued that his game had been in development for a long time, he’d done plenty of PR and interviews on mainstream sites, surely most everyone who could potentially be a customer had already been exposed to it? Surely the traffic he got on his site, selling direct, was a good judge of potential sales?

The answer, demonstrably, is an emphatic no.

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