New Traffic Share

If you remember last year, I posted about mochi traffic share, well I’ve updated my ad to my current logo and something a bit more fresher! I’m not a fan of  ‘Click here’ or ‘Play’ labels, especially on traffic share ads so I’ve kept it straight to the point with some nice visuals from Scramball Worlds!

It did have like 14,000 views yesterday! Should have done this article then! But yeah, as you can see, the stats aren’t too bad really, it’s getting a nice little amount of views. Only problem is the click through rate, which is mainly because i’ve kept it simple and not used techniques to make the user click! I mean it’s only free advertising, I’d prefer a nice little advert like this than a one over powered with ‘CLICK ME’ and such.
If you guys haven’t checked this out and are registered with Mochi, then what are you waiting for? It’s free, take advantage of it!

What makes or breaks a great flash game?

The question that rattles through the industry, the question that everyone always want to know the answer too! Well I’ve got my personal answer to how I think I make successful content but we’ll leave that!

I want to direct your eyes over to Flash Mind Meld!

Flash Mind Meld

So what we’ve got here is 60 experts from the flash industry, from all corners! They’re given 60 seconds each to give their tips on successful flash game development. Sounds catchy right? I’m interested to see what people say and how many things actually get repeated! But it’s all good and I think it’ll be beneficial for a lot of people out their too!

Theyve got a pretty strong line up too! And a lot of them are recognisable faces from the industry, just shows it will be a good one!

speakersSo head on over to http://flashmindmeld.com/on Feb 15th when this goes live, don’t miss out!

Multiplayer Contest!


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The 2nd Games that Challenge the World Contest!

I thought I’d throw the spotlight on a competition that’s worth noting for all you out there who are interested in the multiplayer side of flash!

Come2Play and the Flash Game Developers Group are launching the 2nd Games that Challenge the World Contest for multiplayer games. Cash prizes totaling $10,000 will be awarded to contest winners! Surely that’s got your eye?

Prizes:

1st Place – $5,000
2nd Place – $3,000
3rd Place – $1,250
4th Place – $750

Contest Genre & Judging:

The contest genre is “Casual Games.” Games will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Multiplayer playability for new and return players
  • Replay ability of the game
  • Design, sound and effects
  • Concept and execution

Sounds good enough right? Well the deadline is February 28th, 2011 at 23:59 est so final versions of the game must be submitted by then!

Additional points to note:

  • Games entered into the competition do not have to be exclusive. Pre-released games are welcomed.
  • You can retrofit an old game that has already been published and released.
  • If there are any issues with your games original sponsors, contact us to see if we can work something out.

That’s right, you can even submit a pre released games! That’s even more of a win-win situation. What can you possibly lose?

In a whole, if your looking at making a multiplayer game whisk one up and enter it! If you’ve already got one released, get it submitted.

Check out the competition page, have a read and see if it’s for you!

Chrome Store Overview

Hey guys, as you’d know, I released Scramball on the Google Chrome Store. I mean it’s a new store, it’s potentially a new audience and extra views so why not!

Well it didn’t really take me long to implement everything and get it thrown on the site. The time was spend cropping new pictures and making some shiny graphics and screen shots so it looked presentable!

I loved how you could customise the page with your own images, really made the page your own. Overall, an easy implementation with nice features.

But yeah, it went live on 3rd January 2011. And to date, has raked in a whopping 16 installs. I mean, I’m not complaining as the games been successful already and it’s the end of it’s life! But it just reminds me of the apple iPhone store just a bit! Unless you get a spotlight thrown  on your face, your not going to have the best experiences with this.

So yeah, that’s my experience with the store to date! So far, not good. And I haven’t advertised it apart from on here, I mean it’s only a week so it’s nothing to gauge off, but maybe in a few months I’ll give more in depth stats on it!

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