Steve Jackson,the company that publishes GURPS and Muchkin (if that’s news to you the rest of this is going to be helleboring), has just released their “Report to the Stakeholders: 2010” that gives an overall look at how they’re doing.
The good news: They’re doing well. 28 staff, profitable, $3M gross revenue.
The bad news: All their goals revolve around “sell more Munchkin.” They only released one print GURPS release in 2009, mostly they’re going PDF. Kinda sucks – 80% of their revenue is from Munchkin and 20% is from GURPS but there’s no GURPS goal…
The RPG company list on my blogroll keeps getting smaller as these companies eschew RPGs for board games. Ah well. I hear White Wolf might be giving it up as well and sunsetting RPGs for other stuff.
Props for the transparency though – did you know SJG openly lists how many units they sell on their e23 PDF sales site?