Sword and Sworcery by the Numbers [ article ]

Entire time I am putting this post together I am thinking to myself, “Damn I wish I could use ampersands in titles and tags without breaking Dueling‘s RSS feed.” I know there’s a way to replace ampersands in the titles before the RSS function parses them, but I just never got around to writing it. Just bothers me as the name of the game is Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP and not Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP.

Nonetheless seeing as this infographic came from Capybara Games themselves, it’s probably one of the most accurate ones to ever appear on this site.

source: CAPY


  • You’re looking for & (along with friends < and >)

    • Wow – it ate them. &amp;, &gt;, and &lt;. *sighs*

    • But that still uses the ampersand symbol. I just need to do something like:

      str_replace(‘&’, ‘and’, $title);

      in the function file.

      • Chris

        Ampersands don’t work alone in XML because XML assumes they’re used for HTML entities, which is why &, >, and < all work fine. You just can’t have a stray ampersand; it has to be part of an entity.

  • Loftydreamer

    I may be off, but I have to say that it seems to speak well of Steam releases. If Steam accounted for only 7% of sales and managed to accrue them almost 20% of their revenue, there is a lot to say about that.

    Without potentially going into the idea of price gouging, haha. Of course the numbers could be skewed, we never know with these things.