Cody asked me on Twitter for an update on Golf Royale, so here we go.
Anyway, why did I sell it?
Well, my consulting business, TensorWorks, really took off in Q2-Q4 of 2020 - a great problem to have! So that meant I didn't have enough time to support my .io game anymore but players were still very keen on it so I reached out the community and they found someone to buy it.
I did some negotiation over Discord and I ended up selling them the site, the source code, and the Discord server for $1500 USD. When I sold everything the financials looked like this:
Monthly costs: ~ $40 USD
Monthly revenue: ~ $100 USD
The $1500 USD nowhere near covered my development time, but it was a hell of a ride and feels great to have shipped something that people really played. People are still playing it to this day I see, though I think interest has dropped off some - so maybe I timed selling quite well, haha.
Funnily enough, some people from the community told me the game has been sold on again. It doesn't seem to have been updated much, which is a little sad, but such is life.