A few months ago Steam launched Greenlight. A community driven approval process to get games onto the Steam store. We’ve been one of the first developers to be on Greenlight with our two games Ichi and Castaway Paradise. Besides that we created the Green Light Bundle, a bundle website where you can try out games that are on Greenlight. It gives developers a chance to show their games to the consumers, get some money and votes in the process. Today I’d like to share some info about how Ichi, Castaway Paradise and the Green Light Bundle are doing.
Let’s start with the Green Light Bundle. We have released two big bundles with 9 games each and we’re now experimenting with highlighting just a single game at a time. You can purchase each bundle as a Pay What You Want sale. The first Green Light Bundle got a decent amount of exposure from the press. We sold more than 2000 bundles worth more than $10.000 in revenue. Almost all the revenue went to the developers, of course. The second bundle sold a little bit less but the average price was a bit higher, around $5.50USD. After these two big bundle we launched two small “bundles” which just one game each. These two games, Out There Somewhere and Aeon Command, skyrocketed on the Greenlight charts despite less than expected sales.
Right now we’re working on another big bundle with great games. It might take some time since it’s increasingly difficult to find great games between the hundreds of less than stellar games on Greenlight. If you know a great game that would be perfect for our bundle do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.