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FINLAND, JUNE 1, 2006 - Today GAMEPRODUCER.NET (http://www.gameproducer.net) published sales stats of OceanDive (http://www.oceandive.com/), an unique combination of a 3D scuba diving screensaver and exploration game by SCS SOFTWARE (http://www.scssoft.com/). Game was reported to sell over 4000 copies directly through their website totaling over $60000 in direct sales.
"The territory for aquatic screensavers is very very crowded, full of 'free' offerings loaded with adware. With OceanDive, we wanted to create the Rolls Royce of underwater screensavers, something very tough to beat for anyone without a great 3D engine and content pipeline, but marketing the title is tough. It's hard to communicate that you are unique when there are so many competing offers, it's difficult to convey that OceanDive is actually 'more than just a screensaver' - that there is a game there as well." explains Pavel Sebor, a developer of OceanDive, about the market situation for the game.
The article about sales stats, download information, promotion methods and lessons learned is fully available at the gameproducer.net website (http://www.gameproducer.net/2006/06/01/oceandive-screensaver-and-exploration-game-reaches-over-60000-sales/).
GameProducer.net is a daily resource for indie game producers and developers. The gives practical information, tips and hints that developers can utilise quickly and effectively. Readers can participate in the "post-post" discussions that take place every day. The site content is created by the game producer, Juuso Hietalahti, at Polycount Productions.
For GameProducer website, see: http://www.gameproducer.net
For Polycount Productions website, see: http://www.polycountproductions.com
About SCS Software
Located in Prague, Czech Republic, SCS Software is an entertainment software company focusing on the development and production of high quality games since 1999. SCS Software develops their titles in-house, using their own 'Prism3D' engine technology and end-to-end content-pipeline. In addition to OceanDive, SCS Software also develops the 18 Wheels of Steel and Hunting Unlimited series of games, for retail publisher ValuSoft. Their latest production is Deer Drive, an arcade-style 3D hunting shooter self-published on April 2006.
For SCS Software website, see: http://www.scssoft.com
For OceanDive game website, see: http://www.oceandive.com
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