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THE GAME

The pounding soundtrack pulses in the background, you swear it’s keeping pace with your heart-beat and if it should stop then you would too. Wave upon wave of enemy comes flooding towards you, their missiles homing in on your position. You dodge out of the way determined to collide with the power-up just hanging there in space - you really need to top up the rapid fire.

It suddenly dawns on you that this didn’t happen last time, are you playing the game or is it playing you? What’s going on? That momentary hesitation was all it took for that missile to collide with you causing your ship to explode into a shower of red sparks.

At that exact moment a thought in the back of your head, a primal basic animal instinct that had been screaming for attention, forces it’s way to the front of the queue and asserts its authority: “I really need to blink”


SOURCE CODE

Press Kit

Developer

Xiotex Studios

Based in Warlingham, UK

Release date

December 2013

Platforms

PC, Mac and Linux

Regular price

$5 for the game

$40 for the Unity source code of the game

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Sales stats

As well as sharing the source code to the game I want to share everything I can about its sales progress in order to give a true picture of an average indie/micro studio game.

This is largely an experiment in game development business so I am going to be trying out different ways of selling the game and I'll share the impact of that here.

Date# of salesGross $Sales MethodComment
Dec 31, 2013675Humble widget
Dec 30, 2013225Humble widget
Dec 29, 20137122.5Humble widgetFlash sale till the 1st of Jan 2014
Dec 28, 2013125Humble widget
Dec 27, 201300Humble widget
Dec 26, 201300Humble widget
Dec 25, 2013375Humble widgetXMas day - reducing price to $20 for the source code
Dec 24, 201300Humble widget
Dec 23, 201300Humble widget
Dec 22, 2013210Humble widget
Dec 21, 201300Humble widget
Dec 20, 201300Humble widget
Dec 19, 201315Humble widget
Dec 18, 201316Humble widgetA super special @Xplosivbadger took us up to $700 - THANKS!
Dec 17, 201315Humble widget
Dec 16, 2013255Humble widget
Dec 15, 201300Humble widget
Dec 14, 201315Humble widget
Dec 13, 201300Humble widget
Dec 12, 2013110Humble widget
Dec 11, 2013350Humble widget
Dec 10, 2013361Humble widget
Dec 9, 20133131Humble widget
Dec 8, 2013360Humble widgetSource code released.
Dec 7, 201315Humble widget
Dec 6, 2013530Humble widget
Dec 5, 201315Humble widget
Dec 4, 2013955Humble widget
Dec 3, 2013955Humble widgetTweets, video by @abatage and appears on Reddit
Dec 2, 20131160Humble widgetTweeting through the day
Dec 1, 201311107Humble widgetLate night tweets about the game
Total

Direct site stats

This is the number of visitors to the http://www.blastem-game.com domain on a per-day basis.

DateNumber of visitors
Dec 31, 2013155
Dec 30, 2013198
Dec 29, 2013212
Dec 28, 201337
Dec 27, 201324
Dec 26, 201355
Dec 25, 201361
Dec 24, 201316
Dec 23, 201319
Dec 22, 201338
Dec 21, 201317
Dec 20, 201361
Dec 19, 201343
Dec 18, 201384
Dec 17, 2013115
Dec 16, 2013118
Dec 15, 201385
Dec 14, 201371
Dec 13, 201389
Dec 12, 201373
Dec 11, 201355
Dec 10, 2013375
Dec 9, 2013179
Dec 8, 2013182
Dec 7, 201378
Dec 6, 2013123
Dec 5, 201390
Dec 4, 2013385
Dec 3, 20131563
Dec 2, 2013503
Dec 1, 2013207
Total

Play stats

This is the number of scores in the global high-score table, the number of players and the total time played in hours accumulated over time. So each day is a continuation from the previous day.

Date# of Score entries# of PlayersTotal play time in hours
Dec 31, 2013851711058
Dec 30, 2013838311057
Dec 29, 2013838311057
Dec 28, 2013826210756
Dec 27, 2013815110755
Dec 26, 2013814210755
Dec 25, 2013812910755
Dec 23, 2013794210553
Dec 22, 2013793610553
Dec 19, 2013774010351
Dec 18, 2013767710350
Dec 17, 2013764510250
Dec 16, 2013758510049
Dec 15, 201374029748
Dec 14, 201373769747
Dec 13, 201373089747
Dec 12, 201369089644
Dec 11, 201366539642
Dec 10, 201360829236
Dec 9, 201359919035
Dec 8, 201358308634
Dec 7, 201357068232
Dec 6, 201355378031
Dec 5, 201351057627
Dec 4, 201348757524
Dec 3, 201341786716
Dec 2, 201334995310