IVAN Downloads over the past month

Sep 20, 2014, 8:40 am
#1
Joined: Feb 20, 2012
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After the discussion in the shoutbox four weeks ago, I took down the number of downloads of each variant on the Downloads page here each week. Here's what I got:

Date	0.50	CVS	MIHAIL	IVAN 3D	IVANT	IVANX	LIVAN
8/22	5602	1440	373	5504	1827	1404	7178
8/29	5610	1442	373	5515	1827	1405	7184
9/5	5618	1444	374	5517	1828	1405	7191
9/12	5623	1446	374	5521	1829	1407	7200
9/19	5630	1451	376	5528	1835	1410	7212

As you can see, the stats aren't too impressive...

For comparison, Sourceforge reports 100-120 weekly downloads of 0.50.
Sep 20, 2014, 5:00 pm
#2
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Maybe we need some means of directing traffic flows from sourceforge to attnam.com; that way those people downloading 120 per week would know we are here.
Sep 20, 2014, 5:19 pm
#3
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Most of those CVS downloads would've be me this week.
Sep 20, 2014, 5:26 pm
#4
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I don't think there's much we can do about linking from sourceforge to here.

The SEO seems better than I expected... we're the 1st or 2nd result for "ivan wiki", "ivan forum", "iter vehemens ad necem", and "ivan roguelike".
Sep 20, 2014, 5:47 pm
#5
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I don't think there's much we can do about linking from sourceforge to here.

One of us could write a review on the sourceforge page (IVAN deserves a nice review, after all ), and mention at the end that there's an (albeit small) active community for the game over here. It would need to avoid coming off as overly-promotional, of course.
Sep 20, 2014, 7:59 pm
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A review on the sourceforge page with a link back to us would be the way to do it. I still wonder about the hard numbers of people playing the game.
Sep 21, 2014, 4:24 am
#7
Joined: Dec 4, 2007
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Well, getting the name of IVAN out could help. We're not even listed in certain freebie sections.
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