2017 in statistical review January 6, 2018 cliffski IMHO learning from past endeavours is pretty much what life is all about, so what happened to positech games in 2017? Steam revenue: DOWN 18% Total Game revenue: UP 3.95% Income from democracy 3 (incl DLC): DOWN 20% Expenditure (game dev, marketing, everything): UP 61% Investment income: UP 95% Share of total games revenue from 3rd party* (published) titles: 17% (down from 21%) *total income, not positech’s share. Net profit after tax: UP 27% Steam revenue from OSX: DOWN from 10% to 8% Steam revenue from Linux: DOWN from 1% to 0.8% Revenue from itunes: DOWN 39% Share of income from game development: 82% Share of steam income from China: 2% (3% in last month) Share of Steam income from Russia: 1% A surprisingly good year, considering Production Line (my main new earner) is in Early Access still, and shadowhand released so late. Democracy 3 and Big Pharma made hefty contributions, and my whizz-bang stock market investments have done amazingly well. OSX continues to be fairly minor, and linux is practically irrelevant. I can’t see me bothering with itunes any more, and likely doing very little (if any) publishing of 3rd party stuff in future. I’m concentrating on my core business, with a healthy side order of stock investment and long-term investment in green energy and infrastructure projects. Looking at reviews, and play times for production Line & shadowhand gives me a lot of optimism for 2018, plus I have a secret thing I’ll announce in about 6 months which is likely to do well (I hope!). Onwards and upwards.