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May 7 2013, 11:00am Anchor

I've started developing a survival horror game where you have to search for supplies and fight lot's of corny giant bugs. I want it to feel similar to some of those old bug monster movies (like Them). I was wondering if I could sell the game on Indie DB when it's done. I'm thinking of selling it for $1-3. If I can't sell it, I'll probably put a beta version on here.

May 7 2013, 11:18am Anchor

Yes you can. Indie db creators have also developed desura, its a digital distribution platform similar to steam that has more indie games than any where I know. 

The problem with selling a $1-3 game is you will most likely be more successful releasing the game for free and then having a donation link viewable in the main menu or at the end of the game. 

A Lot of people are very much willing to play free games all the time but a $1 price tag may make people feel like the game is shit and thats why its so cheap. If you want more people to play your game which will almost definitely be more financially viable then release it for free with a donation link.

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May 7 2013, 2:30pm Anchor
figalot wrote:Yes you can. Indie db creators have also developed desura, its a digital distribution platform similar to steam that has more indie games than any where I know. 

The problem with selling a $1-3 game is you will most likely be more successful releasing the game for free and then having a donation link viewable in the main menu or at the end of the game. 

A Lot of people are very much willing to play free games all the time but a $1 price tag may make people feel like the game is shit and thats why its so cheap. If you want more people to play your game which will almost definitely be more financially viable then release it for free with a donation link.


Thanks for the advice! I'll probably do that. Yeah, I'm much more likely to play a free game, then a cheep game.

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May 7 2013, 8:00pm Anchor
bughunterstudios wrote:I've started developing a survival horror game where you have to search for supplies and fight lot's of corny giant bugs. I want it to feel similar to some of those old bug monster movies (like Them). I was wondering if I could sell the game on Indie DB when it's done. I'm thinking of selling it for $1-3. If I can't sell it, I'll probably put a beta version on here.

Min sale price for Desura is 1.99USD. Anything less other than free you lose money on each purchase due to tax and some other stuff. I normally suggest 4.99.

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May 9 2013, 7:25pm Anchor

Depends on how good the game is. If it can provide some good scares and put me on edge, then it's probably worth it. Otherwise its not really a horror game.

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