Dragon Dropper 2023 Year-End Numbers

I started building games in April 2023. It’s been an interesting ride so far, and I’ve learned a lot from just under 8 full months of full-time work. Starting from zero, here’s what I accomplished in 2023:

  • 2 games released on Steam.
  • 1300 total wishlists and 150 follows.
  • 80 sales totalling $700 before Steam fees.
  • Two released game soundtracks.
  • Two small Kickstarter campaigns funded.
  • Two released demos for games launching in 2024.

It’s less than I’d hoped for and more than I’d feared.

It will be interesting comparing these numbers at the end of 2024, which will be my first full year as a solo indie game developer barring any unexpected life changes.