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Re: Business models
Mark Collins wrote:
> > Then there is:
> > * Sell in-game advertising (an unexploited concept to date).
> I used to work at Silicon Dreams developing soccer games. You think thoise
> billboards are put there for effect?
...actually - yes, I did! So how much can you screw out of the advertisers?
Is it a per-game-sold thing or a one-time-fee? Tell me more!
> > * Give away the game, sell the cuddly toys and T-shirts.
> Cute things suck.
Give away the game, sell Uzi machineguns with your game's logo on them?! :-)
> > * Give away the game - get it on all the major Linux distro's, then
> > sell the expansion packs once everyone is hooked.
> I tend to think the other way round. If you give the expansion packs away
> for free, it adds infinite longetivity to a title, which means people may be
> willing to part with their hard earned cash for the core program.
I guess - but that means that to sell any games, you either have to have the
expansion packs out there on day #1 (in which case you might as well put them
in with the game since they were going to be free anyway)...or you have to
*convince* people that there really, truly *will* be free expansion packs in
the future. I think that's a hard sell.
> > * Get a real job to pay the mortgage - do the game for fun and give it
> > away.
> No fun.
More fun than starving!
> > * Give the game away for free - then after 3 hours play have it encrypt
> > every file on the hard drive - demand $1000 to provide the decryption
> > key! (OK - this may not be such a good idea)
> Illegal in the UK.
(That was a joke OK?)
> > * Find a hardware vendor who needs a kick-ass demo to show off his new
> > Linux product...charge him for your services.
> Could do....
Already did! :-)
> > * Write a cross-platform game - sell it to OS-X, BeOS, Windoze, BSD
> > and Solaris users - give it away to us *nice* Linux people!
> When I said I wasn't a bastard, I lied.
(Yeah - bastards do that)
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