Steam Publisher Kiss Ltd Lists 60% Record Revenue Increase

Good times keep rolling for publisher Kiss.

By Daavpuke, Posted 30 Oct 2015

Publisher Kiss Ltd has announced another year of record profits. Established in 2012, the company that focuses primarily on PC games, through Steam, has achieved better results three years in a row. Like-for-like revenues, which don’t take into account outside activities like acquisitions and such, have gone up 60% in comparison to the period between 2013 and 2014.

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Kiss is a publishing effort that deals in quantity, rather than quality per se. For reference, the company announced last year that it would release 30 Steam games in six months. That’s five games per month or roughly a little more than one a week. The company now has over 120 games on Steam, with a select few on the store’s Early Access in-development program.

This week alone, the publisher shot out two new releases on the same day. Shadows on the Vatican Act II: Wrath is the episodic continuation of a point-and-click adventure from last year. One Hundred Ways is a minimally-looking puzzle game, where the goal is to have a ball reach its destination by using one of many mechanisms available on the board. Both can be picked up for under €10, as the publisher also specializes in mostly single-digit price tags.

Currently, Kiss’ top game is called Horizon Shift, an arcade title with lots of flashy colors, shooting and different mini-games. Available for €4.99, the game manages to clear a full 100% positive reviews on Steam, according to 73 different users. Other highly-rated titles include the Zone of the Enders-eque, Project Nimbus, but also Minecraft-like sandbox game, Rising World.

Naturally, there’s a friendly quote from Kiss CEO Darryl Still on the record results, which goes as follows:

What sets us apart is our philosophy - we recognise that to the developer their game is their baby and that Kiss are the child-minder. We exist, not to dictate to the developer, but to help guide them. It is this unique relationship that results in the maximisation of revenues for both parties.

To illustrate its prolific nature, Kiss will launch Game Tycoon 2 in Early Access today. This simulation game is the follow-up to an otherwise shoddily released Game Tycoon 1.5, which notoriously was put on Steam without a launcher, making it impossible to play.

Daav Valentaten, NoobFeed (@Daavpuke)

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Platform(s): Xbox 360, PS3, Vita
Publisher(s): Konami Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): KCEJ, High Voltage Software
Genres: Action
Themes: Action
Release Date: 2001-03-01

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