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Vault Dweller: Age of Decadence needs to sell 45,000 copies to be successful

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Infinitron, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Doktor Best Arcane

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    And i finally own the damn game.
     
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  2. hivemind Arcane

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    cba to quote on phone but you nerds on the end of the last page failed ur lore checks since it is known that the old imperial capital is sunk in the western ocean that u can see on the ingame map
     
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  3. ~*´¨¯¨`*·~-.¸-AIN'T Arcane Patron

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    Just need a quest to get some SCUBA gear, a power tube, and a little lorecrafting
     
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  4. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Old One Arcane

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    There could also be sealed sections of the city that aren't flooded despite being on the ocean floor - a mage tower or a vault of some kind, for instance.
     
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  6. likaq Arcane

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    How many copies sold, up to today vd?
     
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  7. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    32,746.
     
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  8. Curious_Tongue Larpfest Patron

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    Codex 2012 Codex 2013 Serpent in the Staglands Codex USB, 2014
    Copies sold at full price?
     
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  9. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Full price is a relative concept these days as it varies from one region to another. Even the number of copies sold can be very misleading, for the lack of a better word, when games are sold via bundles. At some point the bundles accounted for 2/3 of Grimrock's sales, so while Grimrock 2 sold a lot less, it might have earned more money.

    Anyway, as of this morning AoD sold 32,746 copies (BMT, Steam, GoG, GamersGate) generating $804,400.82, which comes to $24.56 per copy.
     
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  10. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    Woah, you are almost a millionaire!
     
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  11. Aenra Guest

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    Must be proud to know YOUR sweat and tears brought in a net 800k thus far.. You did well VD and team :)

    At a moment more down to earth, do tell if you don't mind just how much of it is lost in taxation, revenues/fees, et al. I know it will be a disheartening amount, but am really curious. Again, if you don't mind and are of course able to.
     
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  12. Brutan Learned Patron

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    That's gross not net.
     
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  13. Mastermind Arcane Bethestard

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    after justin trudeau and uncle sam have their way with their anus they'll be lucky to have 300k left over
     
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  14. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    Probably a little bit more than that. EA's effective tax rate these days is 13%. Not necessarily representative with the international character of video game sales but it'd put them more in the realm of $450,000-$550,000.
     
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  15. vmar Learned

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    Finally bought AoD a couple days ago, loving every second of it so far. I restarted about 5 or 6 times which usually would annoy me but the way Teron is set up with each background filling in a different part of whats going on was really cool. Playing a merchant right now, I love being able to talk my way through anything.

    The combat seems kinda dull but I haven't done much of it, playing people/factions against each other is way more entertaining.
     
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  16. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    That's fantastic! Obviously between distributors, taxmen, etc. it gets whittled away, but that seems like a great haul even spread over 11 years -- and there's no reason to think sales have dried up. I imagine this will have a long tale, with humps every time a new ITS game is released.
     
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  17. Mustawd Self-Ejected

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    On average most effective corporate tax rates are around 30% though.
     
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  18. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    After the winter sale of 2016 you will have sold double or triple of that. Mark my word!
     
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  19. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    That's not how it works.

    In Ontario:

    Small business tax rate
    For tax years that end after 2015, the small business tax rate will be reduced from 11% to 9% over four years as follows:
    • 10.5% effective January 1, 2016;
    • 10% effective January 1, 2017;
    • 9.5% effective January 1, 2018; and
    • 9% effective January 1, 2019.
    As for Uncle Sam:

    Article XII
    Royalties

    1. Royalties arising in a Contracting State and paid to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
    2. However, such royalties may also be taxed in the Contracting State in which they arise, and according to the laws of that State; but if a resident of the other Contracting State is the beneficial owner of such royalties, the tax so charged shall not exceed 10 per cent of the gross amount of the royalties.
    3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2,

    (a) copyright royalties and other like payments in respect of the production or reproduction of any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work (other than payments in respect of motion pictures and works on film, videotape or other means of reproduction for use in connection with television);
    (b) payments for the use of, or the right to use, computer software;
    (c) payments for the use of, or the right to use, any patent or any information concerning industrial, commercial or scientific experience (but not including any such information provided in connection with a rental or franchise agreement); and
    (d) payments with respect to broadcasting as may be agreed for the purposes of this paragraph in an exchange of notes between the Contracting States;

    arising in a Contracting State and beneficially owned by a resident of the other Contracting State shall be taxable only in that other State.
     
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  20. Johannes Arcane

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    1$ humble bundle when?
     
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  21. Mustawd Self-Ejected

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    Ahh yes, forgot you were Canadian VD. I was thinking corporate income tax rates for American corps. Regardless, I'm sure there would be some breaks for small businesses, so 30% probably doesn't apply anyhow. Whatever, taxes are boring.
     
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  22. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    [Trade Sucess] You have managed not to lose everything in levies to your lord.

    Should have set something up in the Caribbean for maximum Commercium. Stick it to The Man.
    Maybe for next char?
     
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  23. Old One Arcane

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    Now if you're like me you have a couple of freeloader neighbors who will happily consume everything you paid in taxes to support their life choice to be unproductive wastrels.
     
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  24. Branm Learned

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    Lots of those leeching off social welfare or disability here in Ontario :(
     
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