Game Sales Acceptable?

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Game Sales Acceptable?

Post by patriot14 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:39 pm

Just curious if anyone would comment on the initial launch sales and the reception from the community. Not talking sales $$ or anything, but just if the developers and distributors have seen the reaction and sales they expected. I only ask because I want you guys to stay inspired and continue to feed a long-lost gaming void and I know that will only be if the sales warrant it. Hope it's been good!!

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Post by IainMcNeil » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:04 pm

Lets just say we hit our month 1 forecast in 24 hours :)

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Post by lordzimoa » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:05 pm

It is doing extremely well, better than expected so far. Not that we don`t believe in the game itself, but as a small Indie developer and in this niche market of strategy gaming, getting exposure is so hard. We have to compete with AAA game publishers who spend millions on PR and marketing. Budgets we can only dream off...

So we have to stand out with game quality, reliability, passion and a lot of mouth to mouth advertising.

If you all want to help us, please spread the word, post on the big game websites, forums and blogs and tell people about us and this game. Tell your friends and family, Twitter, Facebook... post links, screenshots, AAR`s, just let people know.

That way we are helped most.

Thanks for the support,


Tim aka LZ
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Post by VPaulus » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Boy, I'm really glad, for you.
This game can bring a whole new generation of players for this genre niche.
And it will be an incentive for further expansions and for more beer and pretzels games.
Congratulations to the whole team.

I've already spread the word as much as I can.

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Post by Xerkis » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:36 pm

I was wondering this too and for the same reasons as above. I’m very happy it is going well so far for you guys. These types of games are nowhere to be seen any more. Far too many FPS or RTS games out there (and in my opinion, they all look the same too). Need more games where you have to think it out – not just run around and shoot anything that moves.

… and by the way, will Slitherine hire me since I will lose my job sooner or later from taking very long lunches playing Panzer Corps?
:lol:

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Post by soldier » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:48 pm

We have to compete with AAA game publishers who spend millions on PR and marketing. Budgets we can only dream off...
and they still cant release decent wargames, (the big publishers i mean )

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Post by TJD » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:37 pm

iainmcneil wrote:Lets just say we hit our month 1 forecast in 24 hours :)
Now that's a beautiful metric! And I am not a bit surprised. I knew you guys would have a huge day. Huge.

Congrats. Really, well done.

Tim

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Post by MrsWargamer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:48 am

Nor remotely susprised. I have seen the game discussed favourably in all sorts of places online that have almost nothing to do with gaming.

And I have made the effort to see to it I was the reason too as often as possible.

I think the game has a lot of potential as it is simply not a grognard only game. You likely will be selling to many people that simply wouldn't play some other wargames even if they were given the game for free. Some games are just not as 'playable'.

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Post by michaelincol » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:09 am

glad to hear sales are good - well deserved for great developers like slitherine and lordz. Hope the sales continue you guys really deserve it.

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Post by OmegaMan1 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:35 am

Lets just say we hit our month 1 forecast in 24 hours
That is absolutely fantastic! Congratulations on such excellent news.

And I've been doing my best to spread the word... I've posted the link to Slitherine's website on my Facebook profile. A couple of friends have asked about it, so I hope to get some extra sales in for you. :)

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Post by doc99 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:50 am

Good show--richly deserved

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Post by Hammer4000 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:32 am

hey do i have permission to do Youtube vids of this game? since i prety much make vids of a ton load of games anyway.

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Post by generalgonzo » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:21 am

Well, that´s good news with the forecast sales reached within 24 hours !!

I´m happy I was able to contribute too to the sales though being a beta tester and having it played over and over already ;-)

So with the sales being good so far we all can look forward to some nice expansions I would guess :-)

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Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:05 am

Thanks for all the help guys - you're definitely one of the reasons its going so well!

YOu are free to make any vids, sceenshots or anything you can think of now. The more the better Hammer! :)

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Post by Ranta » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:42 am

That is very nice to hear. Good for you, and probably, concerning high quality addons, long time support, for us :)

I think you do a good job, in the form of software. Additional, you'r forum presence (in the form of replys and support) is great. Thats the way I want it, and thats the way I like it :)
I believe in the way of developing rather "small" games for niche communities (panzer general) and beeing very close the community, concerning future changes / addons etc.

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Post by generalgonzo » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:49 am

Since "BBC Battlefield Academy" Slitherine is one of my favourite publishers, making very good games with small budgets. And in addition, many of those games are exclusively round based! Great, since I´m a very big fan of that genre....

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Post by KnobiWahn » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:37 am

First let me say: Great game!

But i am a little bit angry about the price politic from Slitherine. I have bought the game at Release.

Two Days later pops up a window on Gamestar (a german game magazine) with a 25 % discount code for Panzer Corps at Slitherine.

Why discount, while the sales are so good...

Greets

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Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:48 am

Sorry about this - it was not supposed to happen like this. All I can say is that there was a screw up at GameStar which meant this all went out at the wrong time and we had to honour the coupons :(

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Post by freakorama » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:09 am

the game is worth every cent!

I mean...other games you have to pay like 50-59 euro (well count in german taxes etc)
this one came only 35 euro without a coupon/discount/whatever :)

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Post by vonGekko » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:49 pm

lordzimoa wrote:If you all want to help us, please spread the word, post on the big game websites, forums and blogs and tell people about us and this game. Tell your friends and family, Twitter, Facebook... post links, screenshots, AAR`s, just let people know.
I noticed that Slitherine has a Facebook page with a list and a few links for its games. If you were to make a page for Panzer Corps, we Facebook users could "like" it and it would show up in our activity feed to all our friends.

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