Hit game developer made just £52 in its first week on Windows RT

UK software developer Rubicon claims it made just £52 ($A80) off a popular app during the first week it was available for Windows RT, after spending over £10,000 porting the software to the platform.

According to PC Pro, the software developer ported its Great Big War Game app to Windows RT after selling more than 100,000 copies of the app for Android.

Windows RT is a scaled-down version of Windows used on the consumer version of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, and is designed for devices built using ARM processors.

In a blog post on the company’s website, Rubicon accuses Microsoft of not promoting the app on the basis that it is not available for the full desktop version of Windows 8.

“If you’re familiar with their new store, this means our app is forever consigned to the garbage bin, presumably earning us less than £52 a week in future,” Rubicon stated.

“Apple regularly promotes our apps. Android regularly promote our apps. Even RIM (Blackberry) regularly promotes our apps… Microsoft on the other hand clearly do not value us at all.”

The blog post was deleted after Microsoft got in touch with the developer in an attempt to smooth things over with them.


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