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Game designer in Montréal, Canada.  Worked previously at Gameloft and is now working on Cashtronauts (www.cashtronauts.com) a top-down space combat & trading game with a weird blend of game mechanics.

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Posted by Simon Prefontaine on Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:05:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Indie
Our game "Cashtronauts" launched on Steam Early Access last month. The reception has been positive, but sales are off to a sluggish start. Here we share stats and look at what went wrong, what went right, and what we can improve.



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Comment In: [Blog - 09/03/2015 - 02:05]

Yeah, that 's a lesson ...

Yeah, that 's a lesson I learned through all this as well. r n r nThat old free OUYA and PC version was much different. I should have just left that online and free and called this game Cashtronauts 2 . I didn 't know the importance of SEO or ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/03/2015 - 03:27]

Thanks for sharing I 'd ...

Thanks for sharing I 'd like to mention Polyglot as well, which is a simple Google Docs spreadsheet that contains commonly-used videogame text strings. It 's a volunteer-driven work in progress, so the quality can 't be assured. But it 's a great resource for indies, or as a starting ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/15/2014 - 07:51]

Thanks for the article r ...

Thanks for the article r n r nI got my game running on the Vita just a few days ago, without too much hassle. I did notice that some of my materials aren 't displaying like they were on PC and on my Android device. I haven 't really looked ...

Comment In: [News - 01/09/2014 - 01:10]

Are the patents vague and ...

Are the patents vague and useless, or were they just not being infringed by Nintendo

Comment In: [Blog - 12/09/2013 - 02:08]

Great article I know exactly ...

Great article I know exactly what you mean, especially when it comes to discounting your own successes: This one doesn 't count because . r n r nBut don 't tell yourself that impostor syndrome is incurable, or necessary. It 's not a mandatory byproduct of gender or society, and ...

Comment In: [News - 04/29/2009 - 02:34]

Wow, I need to ask ...

Wow, I need to ask for a raise.