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How do you earn money by games ?

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 12:41am

nocha

nocha

1 post

I see tons of beatiful games here, Im pretty new to "flash game" stuff, all I can do is simple games

But, there is many beatiful games out there, how do you make money ? what is "adsense" of games ?

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 1:57am

ExplosionsHurt

ExplosionsHurt

247 posts

People pay you money to advertise on the game.

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 2:00am

Dregus2

Dregus2

440 posts

Actually the site pays you money to add the game, and people pay the site to let them put advertisements on the site where your game is at.

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 8:29am

partydevil

partydevil

5,097 posts

i once saw at a local job agency a job for game tester. they paid 500 euro for the testing of the game killzone.
it sounds very easy. but to actualy get that job was very very hard.
you almost had to be a full journalist

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 10:13am

JohnGarell

JohnGarell

953 posts

Actually the site pays you money to add the game

So if you submit a game to the site, you get paid!?

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 10:28am

yggdrazil

yggdrazil

1 post

Yes, you do. Think about it: the more games are on this site, the more ads will be on this site, the more money this site earns, so it would only be fair that they pay the developers!

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 10:43am

sprooschicken

sprooschicken

775 posts

So if you submit a game to the site, you get paid!?

It has to be of a certain standard

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 1:36pm

Dregus2

Dregus2

440 posts

So if you submit a game to the site, you get paid!?

Well, on the good websites....

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 5:03pm

xDuked

xDuked

29 posts

Yes, you do. Think about it: the more games are on this site, the more ads will be on this site, the more money this site earns, so it would only be fair that they pay the developers!

If a website (AG) has more great games posted in, the website gets paid from ads, and you get paid from people playing the game, and adding it.

 

Posted Jul 28, '11 at 7:52pm

cormyn

cormyn

2,863 posts

Knight

As a business that hosts the games, we have banner ads, sponsored games (they pay us to have the game on the site), "site skins" which is an ad on both sides of the main web site content which is otherwise just blue right now. These are the 'bread and butter' of our revenue and why we hate hearing that users are installing ad blockers. We also sell iPhone/Android games, etc., too...

That income pays to keep the web site online and running quickly, it pays the salaries of several employees, and gives us money that we can turn around give back to the game developers for making quality games. This is usually called a "license fee", and as I understand it, it's a one-time fee that we pay to the game developer. As part of this process, the game developer puts our "clanging swords and shield" animation into their game's preloader, and maybe add other features like online game save, high scores, etc. through some extra library code that we make available to you.

There are other ways to make money in a game too aside from license fees: you can have advertising inside your game (though we're less likely to add the game to our site if there's some other advertising built into it), or you can sell "premium content" through a "microtransaction" setup where we can collect money from users IF THEY CHOOSE to pay money for it.

 
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