I’m not a fan of Spooky games mainly because they refuse to expand to meet demand. They take pride in being a boutique builder
And that’s a very very wise decision by Charlie.
They’ve sold 450 TnA. That’s awesome for their small company.
However, if they were geared up like Stern, with all the overheads associated with it, 450 sales would sink the company. Huge failure!
One common misconception about business is “the more things you make, the more money you make”. This often isn’t the case. More production means a lot more staff, more staff to manage the staff, huge building, huge rent, huge inventory … etc etc.
As an example, I owned a “boutique” furniture store. It went so well, I thought if I had more stores, I’d have more dough! So eventually I had 4 stores. Total turnover tripled … but so did everything else. I made more money (profit) with only one store, and my life/stress was 1/4 of running 4 stores.
As far as Cayles question - TnA is really no different to a 77-85 SS machine, you want to keep doing “the thing” over and over again - but add in great music and a pumping sound system and you have a pretty cool game.