Founded in 2013, Misc Games is a gaming company that creates PC and Console games. Two of their big project were PC simulators Fishing: Barents Sea (2018) and Fishing: North Atlantic (2020). Fishing: North Atlantic was later released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S, as well. Currently, they are working on another big project that will be announced later this year.
For this Case Study, we talked to Gøran Myrland, who has been the CEO of Misc Games for the last nine years. In our conversation, Gøran explained why they decided to use Determ and how the tool helps them in their everyday work.
After being a part of a big publisher, they moved on to self-publishing around 2020. That’s when they realized the need to find the tool to help them find what was written about them and their games, who plays the games, and learn more about their key markets and potential new competitors.
Solution & Impact
In their search, Misc Games tested a couple of tools but ended up using Determ because it fits their needs the most.
Gøran says that they’ve definitely seen an improvement in their metrics, mainly because our support team helped them set the queries a little bit better and cut out irrelevant things.
Aside from the improvements in metrics, they’ve noticed that some YouTubers posted videos with illegal downloadable links to their game. Because of Determ, they could find those videos and take them down quickly.
Since they’re using Determ’s Slack integration, the whole team can be up-to-date with new mentions without having to check the tool regularly. Gøran points out that this is extremely important for team spirit and motivation because his teammates can see their work getting noticed.
When asked how likely he would recommend Determ to other companies from 1 to 10, Gøran said: