Hi there! I’m Sean. Back in Febuary of 2018 my game Shadow Run was featured for the first time. This game is a new age type obby with unique mechanics but in a very nostalgic map setting. Scripting was done by @kingdom5 and @joritochip along with a bunch of other people who helped with little things (found in the game desc.)
Shadow Run was also a part of the First Movers featured sort as one of the first games to be fully translated into Spanish (and other languages).
Making it onto the featured sort certainly changed my life and my opinion about Roblox. I won’t be sharing revenue statistics but by all means, have a look at our visit stats:
Lets start with some current stats. Shadow Run currently sits at 15.25m visits with 158,000 favs and a 56% approval rating with 36,000 upvotes.
Some pre-feature stats if I can remember them: We struggled to get Shadow Run to around 60,000 visits before our Feburary featuring. Our approval rating was somewhere around 80%.
Featured stats. Started off feated peaking around 2,500 concurrent (previous highest was about 150). Changed the icon about a week in and immediately jumped to 5,500 concurrent peak. Stats start from about Jan 2017 when we released the game with 752 visits in our first month:
The rest of the months leading up to our featured month are as follows:
Get put on featured in Feb. 2018 (and the first week or so of March):
Since then, with very little to no updates our stats have been slowly declining with a slight bump in May for the First Movers program featured sort:
Somehow managed to make it in the top 1,000 games for the month of September at #889 with around 140,000 monthly active users.
Our conversion rate in that month was 1.17%
10/10 would recommend applying to be featured. You learn a lot about yourself as a developer and your game itself. Lots of late night bug fixes after first hitting feature. Certainly gives you a lot to play around with too. Our original icon was on the game for maybe a week within our featured time. We peaked around 2,500 concurrent with that. After getting a new icon/thumbnail done in a cartoony theme we immediately peaked at around 5,500 concurrent within 30 minutes to an hour of changing it.
Here’s our monthly visit graph just for fun because its such a drastic change:
Please feel free to message myself or any of my team members if you have any questions regarding our experience on the featured sort.