Recent posts by AdamSchroeder on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Preview and influence the hottest new flash games before they are released!

A couple more invites just went out. Thanks for the interest. :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Preview and influence the hottest new flash games before they are released!

Thanks for the continued interest! I’ve approved a couple more applicants.

If you written but haven’t heard back please feel free to send another email. We are looking for the emails to address the points I mentioned in the first post.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Preview and influence the hottest new flash games before they are released!

Thanks for all the great interest! I’ve just sent another batch of invites. :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Preview and influence the hottest new flash games before they are released!

Thanks for the interest so far! I’ve given accounts to three people now.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Preview and influence the hottest new flash games before they are released!

This is Adam from FlashGameLicense.com, a market place and community connecting over 10K flash game developers with 100s of companies (like Kongregate) interested in sponsoring their games.

Many of the best flash games come through us. For example here are a few titles from our site you may have played here on Kongregate.

Cursed Treasures: Don’t Touch My Gems
GemCraft
Learn To Fly
Company of Myself
Epic War
Protector Series
Enchanted Cave
… and many more

Traditionally our site has only been available to game developers and game portals. However, we have launched a new area of our site for ‘Preview’ players. The purpose of these players is to play games that haven’t been released yet and help developers improve them. This includes everything from finding bugs, suggesting new features, helping balance the game and more.

We are looking for a handful of elite game players to bring into the program.

After you play a game you will be expected to rate it and provide detailed feedback to the developer. This is a small community so your feedback will be heard loudly. If you provide a ton of assistance the developer may even add your name to the game credits.

There are 100s of unreleased games to play.
A few of the bigger titles that can be previewed right now:
Warlords II: Rise of Demons (the sequel to Warlords Call to Arms)
The Guardian 2: The Lantern of Nightmares (RPG built on Hero’s Arm engine by BezerkStudio)
Robot Wants Fishy (same developer as Robot Wants Kitty)

If you are interested in this opportunity please post in this thread and also send an email to previewapplicants@flashgamelicense.com

Here are some of the criteria we are looking for:
-High levels on Kongregate or Newgrounds
-Existing Reviews, Guides, Walkthroughs or other game related writing you have done.
-Activity in gaming forums (Kongregate, Newgrounds, etc.)
-How much time you have available to play and review games
-Other things that would make us select you. :)

Hope to hear from you,

Adam Schroeder

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Jasmine & Jack - What do you think?

Thanks for the feedback in the comments. We have updated the game to not have it obstruct the borders.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Jasmine & Jack - What do you think?

Hey guys,

What do you think of Jasmine & Jack?
http://www.kongregate.com/games/AdamSchroeder/jasmine-jack

I uploaded it during a flood of entries yesterday and it hasn’t even gotten enough votes to come out of judgment yet.

One thing I’m considering is changing the border so it doesn’t cover any of the image. I think it looks pretty cool but I can understand how some people think it disrupts the play.

What do you guys think?

Adam

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FGL - Meez Inside Contest - $20,000+ in prizes

Hey guys,

FlashGameLicense and Meez are teaming up to offer Flash developers worldwide over $20,000 in prizes for the best games using the MeezInside Avatar API. The MeezInside Platform offers developers a turn-key solution for bringing custom avatars into games, with a library of over 5,000 unique assets and animations.

FGL worked closely with Meez to ensure the contest terms were flexible and allowed developers many other opportunities to monetize their games. Your entry is also eligible for primary licenses, ad revenue and the other licensing options you expect from FGL!

There is a special forum dedicated to the contest where you can see some of the existing entries and discuss ideas.

Also, Emanuele Feronato wrote a brief overview of the contest.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers!

Adam

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Making Money From Your Game

I’ve just made a major update to FlashGameSponsorship

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Making Money From Your Game

Carnalizer,

A $1 cpm ($1 per 1000 views) is actually considered very good by most people.

Recently Kongregates rates have been closer to that… they were lower in the past.

Kongregate is still growing. Right now 100,000 plays for a game is fairly successful, however that number might rise to 500,000 or 1 Million as the site continues to grow.

A successful game can easily exceed 10 Million plays across the internet. With that number a $1 cpm would be worth $10,000. Currently with MochiAds (one of the only ways to have all plays directly translate to $) your cpm is not likely to reach $1.

Some people I’ve talked to actually expect in-game ads to fetch higher then $1 cpm in the future ,but its still a new market and it takes time to build up advertisers.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameLicense.com - virtual marketplace to connect game developers and buyers

Kalinium, what browser and OS are you using?

Wan2Play – There is usually time to do more then ‘1 thing’. ;)

There is a small team of people working on Argue and other people (like Chris/ch00se) that are working on www.flashgamelicense.com that have no connection to Argue.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameLicense.com - virtual marketplace to connect game developers and buyers

You guys might be interested in some of this information:
Lump Sum vs. Money Over Time

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameLicense.com - virtual marketplace to connect game developers and buyers

reserved for FAQ

 
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Topic: Game Programming / FlashGameLicense.com - virtual marketplace to connect game developers and buyers

Hey guys! *You might already be familiar with:* "Flash Game Sponsorship":http://www.flashgamesponsorship.com/ - A great resource to learn how the sponsorship process works with lots of tips and advice on how to get the best possible deal. "Flash Game Blogs":http://www.flashgameblogs.com/ - Perfect for checking the latest game news/reviews and thoughts of prominent flash game developers. [I'm still accepting submissions] I'm extremely excited to announce the latest addition to the 'FlashGame' family of sites. Chris Hughes (ch00se) and I have built this site together and are both working hard to make it a success! *"Flash Game License":http://www.flashgamelicense.com/ - A virtual marketplace to connect portals (or other game buyers) with developers. It supports all kinds of license types (exclusive licenses, sponsorships, non-exclusive, MochiAds, revenue sharing, etc).* There is lot to say about the site but I'm sure the most important question you have is "Does it work?' and I'm happy to say 'Yes. It does." *Between my previous agent services and the start of this new site we have already brokered:* 4 Games over $3000 3 Games between $2000-$3000 (1 pending) 3 Games between $1000-$2000 (1 pending) 15+ Games under $1000. Additionally we have sold over 20 non-exclusive licenses (2 over $500, the rest in the $100-$500 range) and setup tons of API deals ($50-100ish to integrate high scores with a portals site on previously released games). We have nearly 100 games listed on the site and over 40 sponsors signed up. We are getting new games and seeking out new sponsors every day. If you have read through "FlashGameSponsorship":http://www.flashgamesponsorship.com/ or talked to other successful developers you know that it is IMPERATIVE to get your game in front of as many portals or buyers as possible in order to the get the best price. However, that can be a time consuming process and it’s incredibly frustrating to write out 30 emails and only get a few responses back. You can read a bit more here - "Flash Broker Services":http://www.flashgamesponsorship.com/regular-content/regular-content/agent-services.html – for examples on how much more a game can receive when it is marketed properly. "FlashGameLicense.com":http://www.flashgamelicense.com/ simplifies this process and opens it up to all games big or small. If your game is “top-tier” then Chris and I will also personally email, IM and call the biggest sponsors to make sure they know about it! I can not understate how important this is in getting you the best possible deal. Currently we are offering service for free although we are requesting a 10% commission from the developer if they believe our help was worth it. So far, nearly every developer has offered this to us after the deal. It is completely at your discretion. If you are interested in uploading your game we request that you site lock it to www.flashgamelicense.com It is also best practice to encrypt your game. Only approved sponsors are allowed to view your games but it never hurts to be extra cautious with your valuable IP. Many people will also put a clear ‘demo’ or other ‘branded text’ over the top of the game. You can also upload ‘work in progress’ and update your build as you game nears completion. Often this can be a way to build interest (and potentially get some feedback) on your game during the development process. This is most value to developers that have already produced successful high end games since sponsors will have more trust that the final ‘polish’ will be added. If you still have distribution rights to some of your old games (ArcadeTown and Kongregate sponsorship often allow this) you can upload the game and mark it as only being available for a non-exclusive license. There are a lot of new start-ups with venture capital looking to emulate the success of Habbo Hotel, Club Penguin and other popular sites. Many are looking to take quality existing games, add their own branding and APIs, and get a version that is only playable on their site. They often pay between $250-$1000 for this depending the quality and type of game. Chris and I are both game developers ("Asteroids Revenge":http://www.kongregate.com/games/AdamSchroeder/asteroids-revenge-iii-crash-to-survive , "Sola Rola":http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/410151 , "Juggle Trouble":http://www.kongregate.com/games/ch00se/juggle-trouble) so we have an ‘idea’ of things from your side of the fence and understand how much work and love goes into creating a great game. Our primary goal is to get YOU the best possible deals and value for your hard work. *Please let us know if you have any questions. I hope we get the opportunity to work with you!*
 
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Topic: Game Programming / Making Money From Your Game

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of updates recently.

Chris (ch00se) and I have created a new site to help streamline the process of getting your game sponsored.

Essentially its a virtual marketplace where a developer can upload their games and sponsors can go and make offers on them. So rather then sending out 40-50 emails most of which never get a response you can upload your game one time and have many potential sponsors/buyers looking at it.

Its still in beta right now but I thought I would give a few of you (whoever stumbles across this thread) an early peak. I’ll post a separate thread once its ready to launch officially!

We already have over 70 games on the site and over 40 sponsors (20 of them you would all recognize).

We have moved over 10 non-exclusive deals, a bunch of simple API integrations and several sponsorships.

1 sponsorship over $3000
another just under $3000
and several under $1000

There are currently several bids in the $500-$2000 range on games not yet sold. :)

Note: if you are uploading a game now please site-lock it to both www.flashgamelicense.com and www.fantasticchoice.com. Soon the only link will be:

Flash Game License

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Kongregate's Premium Games Announced

Roger and I are also very excited about being part of the Premium Game program!

I can’t wait to finally and cleanly win all of my arguments! It will be wonderful to have tangible proof of being right!!

We will get some pretty artwork for that first page… the logo is a bit sad compared to the wonderful other images.

The opportunity that Kongregate is offering now is simply amazing! I haven’t seen any better deals EVER available to flash game developers. Many people in the industry that I’ve talked with think Kongregate is being overly generous!

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Flash Game Blogs - Request For Them

Also, I’m looking at making an update to allow more categories.

I’m thinking

All (except maybe not the portal announcement?)
Flash Developers (blogs from developers)
Flash Game News & Reviews (JayIsGames, COCAK, Flash RPG, etc.)
Game Industry (GameProducer, etc.)
Announcements (feeds from Portals announcing new games, AddictingGames, CMG, etc.)

What do you guys think? Any other ideas?

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Flash Game Blogs - Request For Them

Thank Sinister! I’ve added the RPG blog.

Urkel, I’d be glad to add your blog but I couldn’t find the feed on your page. Can you post it?

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is this really Adam?

Hey guys!

Sorry its not me. Although I would love to take credit for movies like ‘Clueless’.

One bonus or penalty… is that now it takes a LOT of work to find out information about me on Google.

:)

Adam

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Making Money From Your Game

SWF Encrypt 4 by Amayeta seems to be the standard.
http://www.amayeta.com/

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Making Money From Your Game

Latte and Yrudoy are correct.

The ideal procedure is to site-lock the game, encrypt the game and then upload it to a non-public address to your own website.

Then you email this URL and a description of your game to potential sponsors.

The thing you usually DO NOT want to do is upload your game to Newgrounds, Kongregate or other similar sites before you get it sponsored. While its possible to still get a sponsorship after doing so (if the game is locked to only those sites) it will usually reduce the amount you will receive.

Adam

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Flash Game Blogs - Request For Them

Thanks guys! I’ve added some of them. c404 will be on their soon.

I didn’t see a feed on indieflasharcade or I would have loved to include it.

I’m trying to get sites that focus mostly on flash games (or flash game development) rather then spreading the focus around on lots of things. I do have GotoAndPlay.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Flash Game Blogs - Request For Them

I’ve launched a new site today:

Flash Game Blogs

Can you guys let me know of some good blog sites that you like?

I’m looking for blogs from developers and content that is about making games.

I’m also looking for blogs that just talk about the newest games.

You can filter the postings to show everything, just games or just development postings.

Thanks!

Adam

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Making Money From Your Game

Thanks Chris :)

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Making Money From Your Game

Thanks guys! I’ll come up with a better way do filter the information once the database grows larger.

Here is some new content.

Grant from Ratuba Games (Brink of Alienation series) – Independent Developer

Brian from ArcadeTown – thoughts on sponsorships

FlowPlay – looking for non-exclusive licenses and custom work

Gimme5Games – Sponsorships & Revenue Sharing