March 31, 2020

Made first $2

Can Olcer @canolcer

We launched our alpha version one week ago in a pay-what-you-want model. While most people didn't support us with a dollar amount, yesterday the first kind stranger gave us $2!

Even if it's not a lot of money, getting some money for something you've built feels amazing.

You can download Blöcks for the Oculus Quest here:

Here's a screenshot from our Itch account:

  1. 5

    any advice for people who think to start mess around in unity with no experience what so ever with game dev?

    1. 2

      If you have previous programming (e.g. web dev) experience, I recommend the tutorials in the official Unity website. For Blöcks, we use Godot, it's a free and open-source engine and I personally like it more than Unity. They also have great tutorials in their official docs. Check them out:

  2. 3

    Please fix your SSL certificate. :)

    1. 2

      Fixed, thanks for noticing :-)

    2. 2

      Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to

  3. 3

    I'll try to keep an eye out for how you do with this pricing model.
    Personally, I earned $7 in a year+ for my product on a pay-what-you-want model... it just didn't work for me. Why? I really don't know.

    Anyway, congratulations of your milestone and good luck with your future efforts.

    1. 2

      Thanks! I guess it really depends on what kind of product you have and what industry you're in. Gaming is really different than your typical B2C or B2B SaaS tool.

  4. 3

    Awesome, congrats on that! Must feel so good!
    I'm still looking forward to receive my first dollar (or two 😉) in product revenue.

    1. 1

      Thanks! It does feel great, indeed. Just keep going, you'll get there and then it's time for you to pop the champagne :-)

  5. 2

    That's awesome!
    Congrats! 🙌

    1. 1


  6. 2

    Congrats! The first sales is the most important one! Even if it's only $2, it feels like $2k!

  7. 2

    That's is amazing! There is a whole mountain bfo fear and doubt between no money and your first $. What a great achievement!

  8. 2

    Congrats!! Keep hacking away. Excited to see your $100 milestone and $1000 milestone. You will get there soon.

    1. 3

      Thanks! Hehe, will keep you posted!

  9. 2

    Get it!!

  10. 1

    This comment was deleted 6 months ago.

  11. 2

    This comment was deleted 4 months ago.

    1. 1


  12. 5

    This comment was deleted 4 months ago.

    1. 4

      So this is an early alpha version of the game, and I think going for the pay-what-you-want pricing model is working out great for this case. So people can give it a try, and support us financially if they like what we're building and want to see it built. Kind of like combining Patreon into this but with less fraction.

      Once we release the final game, we'll set a fixed price though.

      1. 3

        This comment was deleted 4 months ago.

Today's Top Milestones
  • $6000 of revenue, 4 months in
    Am excited about the progress so far! - Created 20 no code courses with 100+ video lessons - Published 17 interviews with founders of profitable no co
  • Reached 100 YouTube Channel Subscribers
    There are a few targets I had in mind when I started posting updates for my one hour saas challenge. Some of them are dictated by YouTube itself. 100
  • First organic shoutout from a sub + 339 subs now.
    Michael Brenner wrote an article based on some of the information we shared in the newsletter and, within the article, he recommended his readers sign
  • Launched on ProductHunt
    I just submitted the site to Product Hunt: I have zero experience with project launched and hence tried
  • Launched v1 of TeleRetro 🚀
    2020 has never been the year that anyone planned for. For me, my plan of building and growing my product was unfortunately slowed down by the pandemic
  • Product Hunt Launch! Today's the day.
    After a year in Beta, fixing bugs, adding features and polishing the UX/UI, I finally launched a stable release of I added the non-fiction
  • 450 members on Local SEO Community
    Crossed 425 members just a few days ago, and now at 450 members. My plan is to keep it free-for-life for every who joins prior to reaching 1000 member
  • E10: Nick Patrick, Radar
    Nick Patrick has had his hands in tech for most of his life. He’s been dabbling in computer programming and hardware from an early age. During college
  • First 10 physical books pre-ordered
    I focused all my free energies on finishing up the book so it could go to the press. While I sent it to different companies to evaluate quality, deli
  • 30% App Store Fee
    My revenue is taking a massive plunge. I had a benefit with my developer account that waived the 30% app store fee for a while. I am now paying the fu