Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Portal: Prelude!

Posted by Nicolas (permalink)

Today, it's been exactly one year since we first released Portal: Prelude. It was a hell of a year, but even if there's still some people discovering or playing the mod for the first time right now as I write, things highly cooled down.

We tried to calculate the total download count, but this is just too hard to do after one year. Some websites have gone down, some websites don't count downloads, some others resetted their counters and some didn't even changed for a few months. There was an approximate additionnal 200,000 downloads during the last 25 weeks, which means people still download the mod on an average basis of 1150 times a day. That's still a good score.

According to statistics and extrapolations, the mod was approximately downloaded 1,000,000 times since the release. But that still doesn't count magazines, sharing websites and peer to peer softwares, which probably represent at least 50% more players. I guess you, people, liked what we did. So, thanks, and if you don't get what I'm talking about, refer yourself to the 'Reminder' article.

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