No More Robots ends second year with $2m revenue

Publishing label No More Robots celebrated its second anniversary by announcing it secured $2m (£1.6m) in revenue over the last financial year, smashing the performance of its inaugural year by 350 per cent. Founder Mike Rose said the success came from “multiple strong game launches,” including Hypnospace Outlaw, Not Tonight and Descenders. The latter reportedly has over 600,000 players, while Not Tonight has also “far surpassed [the company’s] sales expectations”.

To celebrate, No More Robots will be “making several big announcements throughout the week, one per day via [its] celebration site”, leading up to the launch of new deck-building game, Nowhere Prophet. The team has also expanded with the addition of Arwyn Brock, who joins the company from Rockstar Games and will be leading No More Robots’ quality assurance work. According to a recent press release, Brock’s services “will be offered to [NMRs’] developers for free”.

“The last two years have been better than we ever could have hoped for,” said Rose. “It turns out that people really do want to play weird and wonderful genres, like fake operating systems, Brexit-bashing sims, and downhill bike riding games.”

Industry veteran Mike Rose announced his brand-new indie publishing label No More Robots in July 2017. Using a data-driven approach, Rose announced he would use sales figures and statistics to identify a game’s key selling points, before promoting them across the company’s Twitch and Discord communities, which will be fully integrated into the firm’s publishing strategy.

Initial investors for No More Robots included GDC’s Simon Carless, who provided strategic advice, and game lawyer and business advisor Jas Purewal.

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