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Posted by King of Creation Wed 02 Mar 2005, 9:48 PM
More info on Company: Troika Games | More info on Person: Leonard Boyarsky
Leonard Boyarsky dropped by this thread at the RPGCodex forums to explain a little bit more about the sales figures for Troika's games, and some of their business practices.
I don't have any actual numbers at hand (nor do I know whether I can reveal numbers per our contract, since I don't have that with me at the moment either), but to the best of my knowledge, ToEE was our best seller - or at least our fastest. The reason it's difficult to say is because our numbers were often being adjusted after the fact for arcane business reasons (on the publisher's end). I believe Arcanum is close to ToEE in sales, but Arcanum has been out alot longer and is at a much lower price point. Vampire hasn't been out long enough to really judge how well it will eventually do, as our games tend to continue to sell (as do all RPGs) longer than most.
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The reason Andrew could see our royalty statements is because we were an open book company - besides sharing good news with our employees (like good sales numbers) everyone knew where we were financially at all times, even when the news was bad.
It's such a shame that companies that have good business practices fall, while companies like Interplay continue to live on.
Spotted @ RPG Codex
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