iPhone Apps game-changing

by Rob Lewis | Technology

Curt Cherewayko of Business in Vancouver profiled a couple Vancouver-based iPhone App developers in this week's issue including Sillysoft Games. According to Sillysoft Founder Dustin Sacks, their Lux DLX game (similar to the Risk boardgame) launched in the App Store on December 19th and has been downloaded more than 25,000 times to date. At $7.99 per download, Sillysoft has generated roughly $140,000 in a month from sales of Lux DLX after Apple takes their 30% cut.

The five-year-old company focused its development efforts on video games for PCs before Dustin Sacks, the company’s founder, discovered that Apple was launching its App Store last July.

“I’m tempted to not make anymore desktop games and just do iPhone games,” said Sacks.

Sales of Lux DLX have already paid for its development costs, which were primarily wages for programmers and developers. The game has also boosted sales of Lux DLX’s PC version.

To promote the game, Sillysoft released a free version last October. Since then, the free Lux DLX has been downloaded more than a million times.

Impressive and literally game-changing. Are there any other locally developed iPhone Apps out there that have been this successful??

Sillysoft Games
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sillysoft Games was formed in 2002 to release the first version of Lux. Since then it has grown in leaps and bounds to become a cult classic. The community has helped write an epic Lux History. more

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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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