A UK gaming company called Rubicon has bashed Microsoft on their lack of promotional features in the Windows Store. Rubicon says it invested £10,000 into porting one of its games, “Great Big War Game,” to Windows RT and that the return has been trivial.
The company claims it has made only £52 ($83) on its game in the Windows Store. Of course this was only a week after release, and the app is exclusive to Windows RT which has yet to see real distribution or adoption. But they blame Microsoft’s lack of promotional features that would help an app’s visibility within the store. The blog post ended with the developer noting it won’t work with Microsoft again.
However, Microsoft was paying attention and it seems as soon as the post went up, they contacted the developer to smooth things out. The author has now deleted the original post and replaced it with this: “If anyone already read this post, it has had a very positive effect and Microsoft have graciously decided work with us to iron out the problems and get us past this incident.”
Even though Microsoft makes mistakes, it is really encouraging to see such swift actions being taken to remedy the situation and we wish all the best to Rubicon as well as to the Windows Store.