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I just read a story on CNN Tech about the developer of Trism. It was an excellent story that really captured the opportunity that the App Store offers. Many of you may feel as connected to this story as I do. If you have been around the jailbreak scene for long, you will remember that Trism first came out as a jailbroken application. Even in it’s first release it was a game worth talking about! We saw it go through a few updates and once the App Store arrived, we saw it merge into the App Store. The game has always been well developed and a fair price ($4.99 – as both a jailbroke and App Store app. Though, it is currently available for $2.99). The CNN story talks about the developer’s success in the App Store.
It seems that in the first two months after Trism was released in the App Store the developer, Steve, made around $250,000 in profit…not too bad! It goes on to say that he basically developed the application by himself in his spare time (which means he didn’t have a lot of overhead). He now has a “salaried staff, five games in development and two coming out by Christmas, including a spinoff to “Trism” called “Trismology.” I was actually very impressed and slightly proud of his accomplishments! Though, I do appreciate the point that CNN makes at the end of the article saying,
“Many of the overnight successes we’ve witnessed enjoyed the benefits of timing and visibility, advantages quickly being eroded due to market oversaturation,” Steinberg added. “Let’s put it this way: I wouldn’t tell anyone to quit their day job just yet. As with any Cinderella story, chances of recreating this kind of success are few and far between.”
Overall, Trism is an excellent game (it always has been) and I was very excited to hear about it’s success!
You can check out the full article by CNN HERE.
You can see all of our articles on Trism HERE.
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