Joe Danger Developer: Was it Worth it?

Only 10% of players have completed game

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Joe Danger developer Sean Murray from Hello Games has recently been discussing how many people who bought their PSN download-only title played it to completion and whether making the title was worth it.

He discusses the qualities of titles with varying lenghts of gameplay time and how most people don't complete long games nowadays. On his own studio's title he said that:

"Only about 10 per cent of people who bought Joe Danger have completed it (their average play time is well over 20 hours). Most journalists didnít get past the halfway mark. Was it a wasted effort to add those last few levels that most people donít see though? Is it valueless?"

He then goes on to reiterate that those 10% of players matter to them dearly and that "itís the finest part of the game, weíve spent 20 hours building to that final level."

SPONG mentioned the first week's sales of the title in a previous post, which shows that Hello Games is in the black.

Do you play every game you own through to completion? Do you have the time? Do you own so many games that there aren't enough hours in the day to play through them all entirely (of this I can say 'guilty as charged'). Comment below and show us how much time you put into your latest purchase before you move onto the next one.



miacid 23 Aug 2010 15:20
I might be in the minority here but I've completed most of all the games I've owned, as I've got older and my game time has got shorter I've become more selective over the games I buy now. In fact Joe danger is on my list, once I've complete Mario Galaxy 2, although I didn't realise it'd be that long to complete it, guess it shows good value for money 8~)
config 24 Aug 2010 18:58
I too aim to complete games - the single player campaign stuff anyhow. I'm not too bothered about mopping up the challenges or mini games, and the multiplayer stuff - well, I guess I'm just a bit too crap to be bothered
Wolf2 26 Aug 2010 21:53
Man, I was really enjoying Joe Danger until I came across a player called Moobabe, he ruined it for me. He must be the worst player of all time. People warned me about him, but I thought he was a myth!
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