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A small taste of the Potency of Games | PencilGym.com

geez summer is whizzing by.. already july now and well into the summer class session..

so many things want to get done “in the summer” , been lazy to squeeze time to blog D:

well .. recently had a small taste of success with Games..in a way i guess. made money from games, a first for me, and definitely not the last! If anything it’s more motivating and inspiring for me to continue pushing through these tough waters.

So i decided to give up completely on a video game i’ve been playing on-and-off-over-breaks for the past 2 years or so…gave up the game account, and sold these virtual game assets for real cash, in USD. It banked me a decent total $1700USD. It’s time to move on, time to get serious, i’m about to graduate and finally get my foot (someway or another) into the harsh and cruel & yet gratifying world of Game Development.

$1700 is nothing, it barely pays my rent and keeps me alive/feeds me for a month. But considering, it’s $1700 from one game alone, it shows me just how potent the game market is. People will do anything, and pay anything, for something they are this passionate about. This is the very reason and example why the very commonly used “Free-To-Play” model is used…hundreds and hundreds of MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games), especially strong in the Asian market, all advertise as “free-to-play” games, but they all have their own in-game cash shops or Premium Item virtual stores, where players can purchase additional virtual goods for microtransactions, say $5 for a special character armor set, or virtual pet. It’s a very successful business model. These game companies earn in the Millions of monthly revenue (example would be Nexon). Of course, you first need a strong playable game, otherwise no one will even patronize your virtual game goods.

I still havn’t decided what i want to spend this money on, some thoughts include bribing my friends to work with me to develop my facebook game, buying a 55” tv, or a new computer.. :D

Hey, i just sold my video game for $1700USD, of course i’m excited about it! lol… No, it’s not a collection of “10 old games that i don’t play anymore and i sold those”…. i sold, my game account, for one game.. and i’m very glad i did, it’s time to move on and get focused on the real world and my real passion, making games!

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