Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mochi-Ads in your game

This is number 2 in my 5 ways to ways to make money with flash games series you can view the others from here.

MochiAds is a fantastic site that adds in-game ads into your games. You get paid per view of the add or impression at a rate of 50% which is a very generous cut. MochiAds also has some great little programs that help you with tracking your games stats. If you add your game to MochiAds they will help distribute it as well which will get you even more money.

If your game gets sponsored but you get to keep the rights for advertising, you can make a lot of extra residual income from MochiAds. So much that in some cases I have heard about is the developer has made more money from Mochi than sponsors.

One extra feature from MochiAds is the 'Traffic Sharing" program which lets you place your own ad and put it into the system. Your ad gets more views the more popular your game is. I was looking through the forums there and some people have got 6-7 thousand clicks, all for free and you can link that ad back into your games so you get even more money.

If you have a website you can join the publisher section as well which gets you 10% of the income, I will add more to this when we get to creating flash games portal/website.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flash Game Sponsorship

This is the number 1 way to get money by making flash games you can view the other 4 here.

Getting your flash game sponsored is by far the best way to make some money for your game. There are numerous ways to do this the best of which is by submitting your game to Flash Game License. I will not go into great detail about 'FGL'. In a nut shell FGL offers a great service for free, it allow developers to submit their games to a safe site where they can get sponsors too look at it comment, and bid on it. If your game gets sponsored you can choose to donate a little bit to FGL but other than that the money is all yours. There are other ways of getting sponsors but going to FGL is by far the best.

There are normally only to types of sponsorship.

The first is where the sponsor buys all rights to your game, this is called an exclusive sponsorship.This is where all the big money is made, anywhere from $500 - $5000 sometimes up to $10 000 can be made for an exclusive sponsorship. Exclusive sponsorships normally include the sponsor buying most of the rights to your game. You have to put there logo on there, and give them the game, all money from anywhere else is theirs to keep as well, sometimes your name will not appear as author only the sponsors.
  • Lots of money
  • More traffic
  • Lots of money
  • Sponsors can request more games
  • No control over distribution
  • No residual income
  • No 3rd party ads
Non-exclusive or Primary
Non-exclusive or primary sponsorship involve having your game sponsored as usual however, you get a lot more control over the distribution, ads, and you get to keep the residual income. The primary sponsorship prices are a lot lower and you will on average only get between $50 - $100 and the most that people earn is between $800-$900.
  • You have more control
  • Residual income
  • Quick cash
  • In-game ads
  • Less money
  • Far less money
  • You may not make that much extra money
Well thats that. I will have my next blog about Mochi-Ads soon...