Reality Check: Free iPhone Apps by Independent Dev

A week ago, we announced the successful free campaign that we have conducted for The Idiot Test 3. Over 500,000 copies of the game was downloaded from the App Store, within a brief two weeks period of the campaign the game. This week’s report put that total to an astonishing 660,000 copies.

It is definitely a new milestone for our independent studio but it is time for a reality check. Our bills are still coming in and we do need to raise fund for our upcoming products. Furthermore Apple’s recent announcement that allow free app to integrate in-app purchase render our campaign useless and it is not feasible for us to compete with hoard of developers that are storming in to enjoy this new feature.

We are sad to announce that we will have to end our free campaign earlier than what we have previously announce (on the release of patch 1.1.0) for the above reasons and return to a normal $0.99. We truly appreciate everyone who have downloaded The Idiot Test 3 and made it the Top Free App in Canada, United Kingdom & Australia.

We hope that you will continue to share the game and get your friends & family to download The Idiot Test 3 on the Apple App Store.

Thanks for all your support!

2 Comments so far

  1. Rômulo Says:
    November 7th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I’m Glad you made a good result! Much success!

  2. Mac News Says:
    January 3rd, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    That is a different way to concieve it. I never considered guessed I would hear you say this, though, after all your other posts about the iPhone. 😛

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