Oct 042014
 

What I did

I worked on my new game and also updated the ad libs in some of my apps to be compliant with the new google requirements.

How did the apps performed

Bad! Worst month ever!

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
September $62.41 $15.96 $12.03 $5.81 $28.29 $22.89 $3.40 $9.75 $6.43 $166.97
August $67.73 $31.87 $19.27 $9.97 $28.29 $20.59 $2.44 $13.41 $17.46 $211.03
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $487.83 $670.10 $420.20 $152.22 $733.89 $391.62 $21.31 $153.52 $241.53 $3272.22
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1307.36 $3264.19 $1040.06 $609.59 $1263.49 $391.62 $21.31 $153.52 $837.83 $9720.03



What is it to come

I need to finish my new game…

Conclusion

Not much to say. Without good marketing is now very much to get downloads…

 Posted by at 17:37
Sep 032014
 

What I did

Not much, I started working on a new project.

How did the apps performed

Bad! Just look at the numbers below…

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
August $67.73 $31.87 $19.27 $9.97 $28.29 $20.59 $2.44 $13.41 $17.46 $211.03
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $425.42 $654.14 $408.17 $146.41 $705.60 $368.73 $17.91 $143.77 $235.10 $3105.25
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1244.95 $3248.23 $1028.03 $603.78 $1235.20 $368.73 $17.91 $974.83 $831.40 $9553.06



What is it to come

I am working on a new project, where I plan to try a new marketing strategy.

Conclusion

Same as July – more marketing is needed!

 Posted by at 15:47
Aug 012014
 

What I did

Nothing

How did the apps performed

Not good, just look at the numbers below…

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
July $47.92 $42.94 $25.96 $10.75 $57.72 $36.76 $3.07 $17.56 $17.71 $260.39
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $357.69 $622.27 $388.90 $136.44 $677.31 $348.14 $15.47 $130.36 $217.64 $2894.22
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1177.22 $3216.36 $1008.76 $593.81 $1206.91 $348.14 $15.47 $961.42 $813.94 $9342.03



What is it to come

Not much, I am pretty busy right now.

Conclusion

More marketing is needed!

 Posted by at 12:51
Jul 052014
 

What I did

I tried some new marketing techniques, unfortunately without any success.

How did the apps performed

Worst month in this year…

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
June $46.92 $50.24 $22.92 $20.60 $69.79 $48.58 $1.56 $15.94 $24.25 $300.80
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $309.77 $579.33 $362.94 $125.69 $619.59 $311.38 $12.40 $112.80 $199.93 $2633.83
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1129.30 $3173.42 $982.80 $583.06 $1149.19 $311.38 $12.40 $943.86 $796.23 $9081.64



What is it to come

Not much, I am going on vacation in July, so I don’t think I will have any time to work on my projects.

Conclusion

In the today overcrowded mobile apps market good marketing techniques are now more important then ever. Just developing a new app and letting it grow on its own in the market isn’t an option anymore. Before starting a new project I will need to invest time and money in a comprehensive marketing strategy and a market analysis!

 Posted by at 12:36
Jun 012014
 

What I did

My new game Speed Star Racer doesn’t get much downloads from the google play store. To boost the downloads there I implemented house ads in my other apps. Besides this I made some small changes in my other games.

How did the apps performed

Not much to say, here are the numbers:

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
May $46.26 $70.57 $60.69 $16.39 $108.39 $60.89 $10.82 $11.33 $58.96 $445.96
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $262.85 $529.09 $340.02 $105.09 $441.41 $262.80 $10.84 $96.86 $175.68 $2333.03
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1082.38 $3123.18 $959.88 $562.46 $1079.40 $262.80 $10.84 $927.92 $771.98 $8780.84



What is it to come

Before I start a new project I want to research what marketing strategies exists for the mobile market and try them out. I think that it is no more possible in the saturated mobile market today (or it is very hard) to hit big just with some ASO and no extra marketing.

Conclusion

I like the opportunity to do something else to boost the downloads. Fighting for survival on the mobile market is just getting more exciting :)

 Posted by at 13:44
May 012014
 

What I did

This was a productive month. I released my new Unity 3D game: Death Star Race. I used the good old scheme with one free ad supported version and one ad free paid version. This is also my first game with some social elements – I integrated the google play Game Services in the android version and the apple Game Center in the iOS version.

The iOS version isn’t live yet (iTunes Connect status is “Waiting for Review”), but the android version is live and can be downloaded from the Google play store, the Amazon appstore, the Samsung apps store and the SlideMe store.

For the first time I tracked all of the time I invested in the game, so I can see in a couple of months how economically sound is this game. Of course this isn’t 100% accurate, because I used lots of stuff from my previous games and projects, nevertheless this will be a good estimation, especially if I continue to do it for my future apps.

How did the apps performed

The EPC this month was somehow lower than usual, so the income dropped a bit. The good news is that my vungle income is increasing and some of my old apps are now “back in the game”.

And here are the numbers:

2014
Month Moon Racer Fart Revolver Orcs Invasion Fart Saber 3D Zombie Ants Zombie Ants Roller Death Star Race Others Sells Total
April $54.25 $71.93 $88.48 $16.92 $81.74 $71.52 $0.01 $12.83 $21.47 $419.15
March $51.09 $110.46 $87.75 $14.02 $107.54 $98.56 $0 $18,57 $22.88 $520.91
February $53.24 $118.51 $58.27 $22.95 $110.77 $30.17 $0 $17.48 $35.21 $446.60
January $58.01 $157.62 $44.83 $34.81 $141.36 $0 $0 $26.61 $37.16 $500.40
2014 $216.59 $458.52 $279.33 $88.70 $441.41 $200.25 $0.01 $85.53 $116.72 $1887.06
2013 $570.97 $813.66 $570.09 $457.37 $529.60 $0 $0 $739.12 $439.05 $4119.86
2012 $248.56 $1780.43 $49.77 $0 $0 $0 $0 $91.94 $157.25 $2327.95
All Time $1036.12 $3052.61 $899.19 $546.07 $971.01 $200.25 $0.01 $916.59 $713.02 $8334.87



What is it to come

I plan to add leaderboard and achievements in my other Unity 3D game: 3D Zombie Ants Roller.

Conclusion

Damn I’m good!

 Posted by at 14:52
Apr 262014
 

The Android version of my new Unity 3D game is finally ready! You can download it from the play store here: Death Star Race.

This time I am creating two version, the ad supported free one and the ad free paid version. I also added a social element to the game. I integrated the google play “game services” in the android version and the apple “game center” in the iOS version. With this services the player can now see their score on the leaderboard and try to beat the score of their friends. In addition to the leaderboard there are also 15 achievements.

This is an endless game. Fly your spaceship trough the death star tunnel in this endless runner wars game, and try not to crash! This game is for speed junkies and adrenalin addicts! Once you start it gets faster and faster. Try to go trough as many gates as you can and show the world trough the integrated google play game services leaderboard how good of a racer you are!

Here is the trailer:

Features:

  • Speed (just what I need)
  • Space race
  • Beautiful 3D space graphics
  • Smooth control
  • Full social integration trough the google play game services
    • Leaderboard
    • Cool achievements
  • Endless tunnel with lots of different obstacles
  • Easy to start but hard to master
 Posted by at 20:12