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  • icanmakegameplz Trism + AppStore + $125,000 a Month = Win


    Anyone with a bit of programing knowledge can make some serious cash on the AppStore. All you need is an original idea, solid execution, nice looking graphics, patience, coding know-how, and a little luck and you too can produce a big hit on the Apple AppStore.

    I was reading wired today and noticed that the Developer of Trism, Steve Demeter, successfully combined all of these together and has been a big success on the AppStore. How big? Well $250,000 in the last two months isn't just loose change that I found in my couch last night (I found $1.15. I was excited).

    Demeter started developing Trism back in the Installer days before the AppStore existed as a distribution medium for developers. Trism was free and could only be installed on Jailbroken iPhones. The distribution platform was through Installer (we hosted Trism back then) and had a limited reach to our freakin awesome modding community. Since the AppStore came along Demeter's App has reached the hands of the millions that are fearful of jailbreaking and Demeter has been doing great with the tools and lessons he picked up pre-SDK.

    Hey Demeter, if you are still keeping an eye on us Jailbreakers and need some help spending your money MMi will accept donations. We could really use about 6 beefy servers at the moment -- contact us for some specs

    All joking aside my preferences are Jameson, Patron, and Crown Royal. Kyle (poetic_folly) enjoys Gray Goose, Level, and Silver Patron. I'm just kidding. Seriously . . . we'll be watching and waiting to see what your next App idea turns out to be!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: icanmakegameplz Trism + AppStore + $125,000 a Month = Win started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Sparblaze's Avatar
      Sparblaze -
      How did he make money off trism? I thought it was free.

      Nice $1.15 lol.

      oh nevermind I checked the appstore and it costs money. Too bad for me
    1. 461am's Avatar
      461am -
      I loved this writeup, good job.
    1. OPTICS's Avatar
      OPTICS -
      I haven't played this, but is this similar to the game Hexic on the Xbox 360?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      The game needs a new update, more features. Got bored after the first few plays.
      It's similar to Bejeweled 2 but different, if you know what I mean. He can quit his job and develop more games and just live off the App Store. 125,000 in two months, that's like 3 years full time work here in England.
    1. brab's Avatar
      brab -
      A.T.

      Not to be picky, but it's more like 134,408 in two months!

      Pound is not what it used to be...
    1. pingwhen's Avatar
      pingwhen -
      i read it a week or so ago on macrumors. ya it crazy, i hope my game does just half as good as this, acutally like only 1/8
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      .........and that's why installer is dead.


      Ironically I don't like this game and I don't see why it makes money. I mean it's a well done app, kudos to the dev, but I don't see it making money like that, crazy.
    1. JoMama's Avatar
      JoMama -
      well all it takes its a couple thousand ppl who think "its just a buck" to buy it and there ya go, a couple thousand bux. think of all the rich kids with itouches/iphone asking mommy and daddy to buy them games or ppl who get itunes gift cards and dont wana buy music with em.
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      I bought it a bit back and really like it. Coming up with an app with all the qualities you mentioned applies to anything worth buying that has value right? Otherwise we'd all be buying "I Am Rich"
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      how can i make appllication for the apple store
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by ssfirme View Post
      how can i make appllication for the apple store
      omgrofllmfaowtfbbq





      sigh.
    1. modesto83's Avatar
      modesto83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      omgrofllmfaowtfbbq





      sigh.
      lmao
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      Quote Originally Posted by ssfirme View Post
      how can i make appllication for the apple store
      lol epic fail.


      I grabbed tris back when it was free, and I still love it. The controls could be a bit more accurate, but that's just nitpicky really.

      So I guess it wasn't taken down off of the app store afterall?

      EDIT: ohhhh, Trism ... I read Tris. whoops >_<
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      ^^^^^^^ the next iphone app millionaire.

      keep checkin back. i am gonna make a frikkin landscape keyboard for frikkin SMS!!!

      someone has to!
    1. epiksol's Avatar
      epiksol -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      .........and that's why installer is dead.


      Ironically I don't like this game and I don't see why it makes money. I mean it's a well done app, kudos to the dev, but I don't see it making money like that, crazy.
      Agreed. The power of the AppStore...
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Trism is indeed an awesome game. Solid gameplay, lots of replayability, but the MOST important part of Trism is the price.

      $2.99! You can't even get a good combo at a fast food place for that price. How can you say "ugh it's not free". I could spend 5 minutes looking for spare change around my apartment and probably end up with more than $3.

      The best part? If he got $250k out of it, that's not counting Apple's cut. In total, his game made around $350,000, which is almos 120,000 sales. That's still a small number compared to how many iPhones are out there. So I'm sure you can make even more out of the store with just ONE app.
    1. Sparblaze's Avatar
      Sparblaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      $2.99! You can't even get a good combo at a fast food place for that price.
      Are you kidding me? Have you been to McDonalds recently?!? Well I haven't been there in about 5 years (bluck) but they advertise 99 cent burgers and crap.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sparblaze View Post
      Are you kidding me? Have you been to McDonalds recently?!? Well I haven't been there in about 5 years (bluck) but they advertise 99 cent burgers and crap.
      thats why he said "combo meal"

      man you guys get more and more illiterate everyday!
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Good for him! Trism is one of my wife and I's favorite games. We were anxious for it's release after seeing the first youtube video, then getting the demo and buying it on launch day of the App store.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      thats a lot of money i might look into it for myself.