The power of Penny Arcade

My game, Fairway Solitaire, got a small mention on Penny Arcade (scroll down to the bottom) a couple of days ago.

Some people told me that this would result in a sales spike but I was dubious because I didn’t know the “power of penny arcade”. Well I monitored the game’s position in the BFG Top 100 and it’s gone up 20 places in 3 days (from 43 to 23). That’s DEFINITELY a spike! It’s also gone from around position 20 to 7 on the Mac games page, which is nice :-)

I’ll be watching the top 100 for the next few days and will report any more changes. I’ve also been given some sales figures by BFG (which I can discuss I’m afraid) but I gather there was a one day increase in sales of 400+% which is pretty cool, plus it’s remained high since then.

So there you have it folks, the power of Penny arcade!

7 Responses to “The power of Penny Arcade”

  1. jack norton Says:

    Really a nice increase… a pity penny arcade seems focused mostly on casual or action games os I have no hopes :)

  2. Grey Alien Games Says:

    I didn’t even think they liked Casual games, I thought your type might have more chance actually…

  3. Grey Alien Games Says:

    OK it didn’t go any higher in the PC chart (don’t forget a new game comes out every day) but it went back up to #4 in the Mac chart, which is nice. It was once #1 on the Mac page.

  4. Grey Alien Games Says:

    I just got word that the sales are still more than double the average on a daily basis and about triple on the Mac side.

  5. Roman Says:

    And that’s great to hear. Sometimes you just need to be lucky :D

    My favorite saying: Don’t believe in miracles, coun’t on them!

  6. Emi Says:

    That’s AWESOME!! Roll on fat checks…

  7. SynchPedro86 Says:

    Shoot dem aliens, okay? :)