August project account balance

Donations keep on rolling in, so thanks again for your generosity. The funds remaining to complete the project have decreased slightly to $5.1k remaining, but it doesn’t pose a threat to reaching v1.0.

I had hoped to have moved on to the v0.80 series by now, which is when I’ll revisit the UI and mobile, but progress has been slow. I haven’t yet lined up a colourist with the chops to complete the art either. At least I’m building up a good stock of mortal characters: 12 in total. I promised 18 in the OffBeatr campaign, so there’s more work to do in that area, of course. (If you ordered a custom character, please e-mail me at jack@fleshcult.com. I’ve been trying to get in touch with you guys! Hopefully I haven’t been spam filtered)

Lately I’ve been experimenting with making the game compose sex scene paragraphs in a more coherent order. I’ve also been researching how to test on a variety on Android configurations without buying a whole device lab. DeviceAnywhere looks promising, but it’s laggy as shit so other ideas are welcome. (And yes, I’ve ordered actual hardware too so that I don’t miss ergonomic problems)

Details below the fold:

Total pledged $12,062.00
Total collected (Less failed transactions) $11,457.00
Offbeatr Fee (20%) $2,291.40
Net Offbeatr Revenue $9,165.60
Gumroad gross (February) $1,640.00
Gumroad net (February) $1,514.75
Gumroad gross (March) $2,460.00
Gumroad net (March) $2,271.50
Gumroad gross (April) $1,785.00
Gumroad net (April) $1,648.25
Gumroad gross (May) $1,605.00
Gumroad net (May) $1,481.50
Gumroad gross (June) $1,530.00
Gumroad net (June) $1,358.25
Gumroad gross (July) $1,430.00
Gumroad net (July) $1,319.00
Gumroad net (To date) $9,593.25
Paypal revenue $197.38
Total revenue $18,956.23
Income tax owed $2,880.79
Total revenue after tax $16,075.44
Cost of goods (eBooks) $288.00
Paypal fee $14.41
Total COGS $302.41
Salary (Weekly, backdated from crowdfunding end date)
First payment 01/02/13
Paid up till 26/07/13
Num weeks 26
Weekly salary $330.00
Total salary $8,580.00
Hosting expenses
For Feb 2013 $111.35
For Mar 2013 $72.15
For April 2013 $80.73
For May 2013 $106.06
For June 2013 $108.15
For July 2013 $106.07
Total hosting expenses $584.51
Contractor expenses (to date)
Writing $1,231.31
Art $202.00
Total contractor expenses $1,433.31
Total expenses $10,900.23
Project balance remaining $5,175.21

4 thoughts on “August project account balance

  1. AnonyMr says:

    I just want to say how much I love your transparency. It’s really rare to see a project be up front with the figures like this and (on top of great work) it stands to be commended.

  2. Pepperjack says:

    It hadn’t occurred to me to say anything, but seeing AnonyMr’s comment made me realize both (a) how much I *have* appreciated the transparency, and (b) that I really should voice that appreciation.

  3. ArgentRain says:

    +1 Approval of your tendency to say where the money’s going.

  4. Shadow Knight says:

    Ditto, +1 for awesome transparency.

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