Posts Tagged ‘Joost van Dongen’

All The Kids Will Be Playing It: Cello Fortress

By John Walker on May 8th, 2013.

I can already see the Daily Mail headlines. “Do You Know If Your Child Is Playing Cello?” Sensationalist articles about the dangers of celloing in the playground, the scourge of gaming and its insidious links to orchestral music. Because there’s more information about Cello Fortress.

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Pay What You Want Sadface For Proun

By Jim Rossignol on October 5th, 2011.


Gamasutra note that Proun developer Joost van Dongen has taken some time to analyse the success (or lack thereof) of his Pay What You Want scheme for the quirky racing game. While he has made a healthy and pleasing $23,000 so far, he estimates that 40% (200k) of the installs of the game were pirate installs, despite the game being freely available from “official” sources.

Actual sales? 4,400 people paid an average of $5.23 for the game. Gamasutra explain what this means: “The prevalence of free players means the game has averaged just 9 cents of revenue per download, Van Dongen said, well below what he thinks a successful game with a traditional sales model would have made.” My thought? It’s well worth $5, go and buy it right now.

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Dropping The Ball: Proun Released

By Quintin Smith on June 24th, 2011.

I am genuinely buying the game in another tab as I write this

Pay-what-you-want absurdo-pretty ball racing game Proun has been released!

You can get it now! You can pay what you want! You probably want to buy this one, and for those of you who can’t remember why, I’m going to post the amazing trailer again.

UPDATE: OK I’ve posted my capsule review of Proun after the jump.
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Ballsy: Proun Will Be Pay What You Want

By John Walker on June 15th, 2011.

I might not be able to play for just staring at it.

You may remember Proun, the puzzle racing game we first mentioned in 2009. The one with that blisteringly pretty trailer. The good news is, it’s out later this month, on the 24th. The better news is, it’s pay what you want. There’s an exclusive look at the new trailer below.

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