I'm looking to pick some brains here. I'm considering starting a software company and selling games online... Now I know its a simple plan that has been thought up probably a million times. I assume it runs into a million obstacles as i dont see a whole lot of games succesfully selling on-line. Or am i just undereducated in this area?
Has anyone here every attempted this, or know anyone who has? What are some of the walls and hurdles i'd be coming up against? How likely do you figure people are to buy a game in this manner? Would you order a game on-line after playing the demo and liking it? What are good ways to advertise such a setup? And most importantly: Does anyone think there is money to be made in this manner?
I'm just kind of forming this idea so i'm looking for anything you people know, or comments you might have.
I'll be putting up a website at some point over the next couple days to showcase the Beta version of my game (Critical Mass). It will still need a large chunk or time for Beta Testing/Bug Hunting but its getting very close to complete.