Well as it turns out people love free stuff! I was quite surprised by the demand! I'm sure OpenFeint's marketing helped drive up the demand in addition to the free cost.
So for the 28 hours (approximately) that Kascade was given away, the final numbers are:
- Total downloaded: 36,142
- Peaked at #91 for all the Free Apps (US)
- Peaked at #52 on the Free Games category
- Peaked at #8 on the Free Games - Puzzle category
- Peaked at #8 on the Free Games - Family category
After Kascade returned to the normal $0.99 price, there was a definite uptick in sales. Still early to tell if the sales will continue to stay at a higher level or will eventually return to the pre-sale levels.
Overall, I am quite pleased with participating in their giveaway.