Microsoft is putting its best foot forward to make Windows RT better than Apple iOS. It won’t be wrong to say that Metro App store of Microsoft bores an uncanny resemblance to Apple App store. But as per Rubicon Development’s Paul Johnson, Microsoft is still lagging behind when it comes to promoting games.
War Games got a lot of fans to iOS still Microsoft is not playing the game card right to promote is App store. According to Johnson, Windows RT has just handful of semi- decent games and it cost Rubicon some £10,000 to port the game and it just managed to earn £52 in its first week on sale.
“That’s not a typo,” writes Johnson. “And despite this, and the fact that GBWG is one of only several halfway decent launch titles, Microsoft has confirmed they will not give us any promotional features or help us with visibility in any way.”
There is no doubt that Apple app store has larger user base as compared to Windows RT app store but still the RT version of the game is not even able to give outdo to Andriod and RIM as far as games are concerned.
“Apple regularly promotes our apps,” he continues. “Android regularly promotes our apps. Even RIM (Blackberry) regularly promotes our apps. We enjoy working with those companies and it’s nice to see them acknowledge that we bring them some small amount of additional value to their setup. Firms our size need a bit of a leg up, and we go out of our way to show our gratitude to the above for helping us out in this way from time to time.”