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 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