First community topic! Well, the game is well done and i couldn't find any bugs.. but i can't make a profit: my churn rate is huge and i can't ever make profit. Do guys have some guide or similar?
Thanks! Congratz for the game.
Thanks for trying the Beta. Besides some balancing issues, I definitely need to bubble up information about "what affects what". Tutorials would be one way but I think I also want to improve the UI.
Long answer your question, here are the core stats in the game and what affects them:
You can see most of this information by right clicking features and selecting "Details", and also by checking the "Metrics" checkbox at the top of the Product Backlog view.
I hope that's helpful.
Thanks! I'll try it again with those informations.. i get some investment ($250.000) and try it but my scenario was: Spending a lot in marketing (20k) and only have a few users (100, giving me a 3k profit).
Well, we'll see. Thanks, keep the good work and i would love to contribute with some ideas.
Thanks heaps for the encouraging words! Feedback is always welcome. Send it to me whichever way is easiest for you. You can use steam community forums (http://steamcommunity.com/app/722660/discussions/). It's a bit dead at the moment but once the game is on Steam, that will probably become the main channel of communication. You can also use the feedback Trello board or join Discord and message me directly (links over at https://startupfreakgame.com/contact/).
Yes, the lower you set the price, the more customers will sign up. However that doesn't get you the most revenue. There is an optimum point you are trying to look for and the market reports help you with that.
Also generally it's better to have more plans than fewer, but that also makes it harder to find the optimal price point for each plan.