Infinity Loop: December 2013 and End of Year Report

Wow what a year. Welcome to the last update of 2013 for production, sales, and more for Moebius Adventures.

moebisu-logo-OLD-STYLE03_175px175pThough December wasn’t quite as strong sales-wise as November, I am still quite pleased:

  • Brick by Brick: Doors – 1 sale
  • Little Spaces: Fancy Meals – 3 sales
  • Little Spaces: Ghostly Effects – 3 sales
  • Little Spaces: Scary Basements – 1 sale
  • Little Spaces: Shipwrecks – 6 sales
  • Moebius Adventures Core Rules (Pay What You Want) – 18 sales (17 free)
  • Moebius Adventures Core Rules Sample Adventure (free) – 5 downloads
  • One Spot #0: Hand’s Goods (free) – 4 downloads

So that amounts to 41 sales/downloads, with $11.74 in gross sales and $8.22 net through OBS (RPGNow/DriveThruRPG/etc).

For the whole year of 2013, we had the following sales/downloads:

  • Brick by Brick: Doors – 12
  • Little Spaces: Fancy Meals – 11
  • Little Spaces: Ghostly Effects – 12
  • Little Spaces: Scary Basements – 10
  • Little Spaces: Shipwrecks – 6
  • Moebius Adventures Core Rules (Pay What You Want) – 27
  • Moebius Adventures Core Rules Sample Adventure (free) – 31
  • One Spot #0: Hand’s Goods (free) – 251
  • One Spot #1: The Painted Man – 13
  • One Spot #2: Angar’s Magic Shoppe – 11

For a total of 384 sales/downloads. $78.13 in gross sales. $54.69 net. All through OBS (RPGNow/DriveThruRPG/etc).

Looking at where I’m at break-even wise after this year (not including the time and $$ invested in Core Rules), it looks like this…

  • Art and Tech Costs (2013): $299.50
  • Net profits (2013): $54.69
  • Current Operating $$ = ($244.81)

Yes, I’m in the hole. Not surprising. But there were some lessons learned during the year as far as art costs went, so that’s all fine.

My last several products (Fancy MealsShipwrecks, and Doors) are all in the black as far as art costs go. And at this point I’m not considering my writing costs, though it would likely be $0.01 a word and that would probably shatter my illusion of profitability there.

But I look at it this way. Here are my net earnings for previous years from Core Rules alone:

  • 2012 – $5.59
  • 2011 – $8.38
  • 2010 – $0.00
  • 2009 – $7.67
  • 2008 – $15.33
  • 2007 – $0.00
  • Total = $36.96
  • Total downloads = 1480 (1185 of those in 2007 for zero income)

In 2013, I’ve made 150% of my previous 6 years’ worth of sales with 26% of the number of sales.

Though I’m not in this for the money (I’m having too much fun), it’s a step in the right direction that with smaller products and a bit more discretion with art budgets I’ve done this well in my first real year back with Moebius Adventures.

I couldn’t do it without my friends Johnn Four and the Gamer Lifestyle crew, Brian Liberge, Brent Newhall, and Jim White from the Gamer Assembly crew, Mike Bourke (Campaign Mastery), George Fields, and many other folks along the way…

The fun part? This is only the beginning. I keep getting more ideas and continue to enjoy every aspect of the process. So I think I’ll keep chugging along!!

Thank you to everyone who paid for or downloaded a copy of a Moebius Adventures product – there’s plenty more to come. 🙂

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