The Greenlight page is exploding!
And way earlier I expected! But before I get into what happened, here's a link to the Greenlight page, complete with updated trailer. Enjoy, and don't forget to vote! :D
Okay, here's what happened:
Last night I decided to do a stealth launch on the Greenlight page. I figured I'd post the trailer and launch the page and just not tell anyone, then do the official announcement today. Why? Because I was tired of website updates & wanted to finish the main site and press kit with links to the greenlight page & new trailer, etc. It was 7pm on a Saturday night, I figured maybe 10 people would stumble across it by morning.
About an hour later I noticed the Greenlight page had a hundred votes already. Huh. Turns out that stealth launches don't really exist on Steam. And the voting ratio was roughly 70% 'YES' to 30% 'NO.' Pretty decent, but not amazing either. Wuh oh, I thought, what if it goes down further?
So stealth launch suddenly became soft launch - I posted on Facebook and Twitter and the forums that Greenlight was live, hoping to drive that ratio up a bit. I figured we'd see a small bump, then I'd bring out the big guns tomorrow with the Kickstarter update. Two hours later this is where we stood:
Okay, not bad! And sure to get better once the KS update went out. I went to sleep slightly less nervous. But in the middle of the night I woke up and checked the stats and those numbers had shot straight up. As of this morning, this is where we stand:
This is insane. We're outpacing some of Greenlight's top-ranked items by a lot. (I'm really curious to see how we stack up against the #1 item.) Look at this chart:
So this isn't just a matter of getting Greenlit quickly any more. Unless I'm totally misreading these stats, we actually have a shot at becoming one of the top-rated / most-quickly-greenlit games ever. Wasn't something I'd planned but hey I'll take whatever I can get.
So! Get in on that dogpile and let's make that line even more absurdly vertical!