Are you looking for a comprehensive guide about getting your game sponsored? Ryan Wolniak from Freelance Flash Games just released a book to help game developers make more money from their flash games: Getting your Flash Game Sponsored.
Ryan spent nine months to write this guide about making a Flash game more appealing to sponsors.
The guide assumes you have an almost finished, unpolished game ready to be released into the wild, and teaches you how to give your game a name, write a description, create a thumbnail, taking a screenshot and a shooting a video trailer.
Then it takes you into the process of polishing the game adding a good looking menu, featuring rankings and achievements, creating a level editor and more in general making players come back and play it again and again.
Finally, once your game is finished and polished, it shows you how to get constructive feedback and find sponsors both submitting the game and contacting them by email.
The text is clear although the clip arts are the same you may find anywhere… by the way the overall look works fine.
In this book you won’t find killer tips or secret recipes to make you rich overnight like most scam “make money online” books claim. It’s a “do” and “don’t” guide which will help you not to forget anything to make your game be noticed by sponsors.
This is the most valuable thing of the book in my opinion: a complete checklist for developers who don’t want to miss important details, without making them dream about six figures income.
I am afraid at $20 it’s a bit expensive, but all in all if you are about to release your first Flash game, or you are planning to make a Flash game and want a complete overview about Flash game sponsorship, this is be the book for you.