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Karl Kontus's Blog

 

Hi, I'm Karl, one of the creators of a free market research platform Video Game Insights

I write about video game market, business and marketing. I'll cover topics such as competitor research or how to find the right publisher.

If you want to chat about any of the above, get in touch on Twitter and let's chat!

 

Member Blogs

Posted by Karl Kontus on Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:12:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
2022 has already seen over 6,000 new games released on Steam. That's over 34 games a day. This article explores the sales performance and trends among the games released in 2022 so far.


Posted by Karl Kontus on Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:31:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Steam publishing landscape is dominated by western publishers in a few key countries. This article looks at the distribution of these publishers and where most Steam revenue comes from.


Posted by Karl Kontus on Tue, 15 Mar 2022 04:51:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
Only 10% of Steam developers have ever made more than $100k in gross revenue. This article explores what theyre doing that other developers arent. It covers self-publishing, genre focus, number of games developed and more.


Posted by Karl Kontus on Wed, 02 Mar 2022 11:28:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious, Indie
There are 44,000 developers on Steam. Collectively, theyre responsible for almost 70,000 Steam games. This article explores who these developers are, what type of games they make and how much revenue they generate.


Posted by Karl Kontus on Fri, 04 Feb 2022 12:58:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Indie
This report summarises Steam games trends from 2017-21. 11,700 games were released on Steam last year. How else has the industry changed?


Posted by Karl Kontus on Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:48:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Indie
This article lays out a way of estimating how many units any Steam game has sold. It's updating the well known Boxleiter method using the largest dataset to date.



Karl Kontus's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 07/29/2020 - 11:25]

Thanks Matt Yeah, depending on ...

Thanks Matt Yeah, depending on the game, that probably true. Glad you found it useful :

Comment In: [Blog - 07/13/2020 - 11:08]

Thanks for writing this Super ...

Thanks for writing this Super interesting read Proper planning maximises the probability of sustainable future as an indie developer. Good references to some great books as well

Comment In: [Blog - 07/10/2020 - 10:52]

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