The Landing Page
I think it looks pretty good, but what do you guys think?
When should I start charging?
I uploaded an MVP with no minimum price, with the idea that I'd start charging for it when it was worth charging for. Until then, I'd be getting free playtesters and maybe even building a little bit of a community. How would I know when it was worth charging for? Well, I figured when people started making donations, that would probably be a pretty good sign.
But then I took a look at Analytics, and I noticed that I was getting a lot more traffic (literally 2x-3x as much) from the non-free versions of pages as from the free versions of the same page. ( tag-twin-stick-shooter vs free/tag-twin-stick-shooter, for example)
Now, this doesn't prove that the people who were browsing non-free games would have clicked on mine if it had been priced at $2. But it does suggest to me that maybe a bigger percentage of itch visitors are willing to spend money than I originally thought.
I dunno. Am I overthinking this? (Total traffic's still in the double-digits, so probably.)