It’s always interesting to see how some Flash gaming sites are creating their own niche to steal some players to big portals.
“Good day, Everyone (especially newbies)! We have something special for you this time. $25 contest for our new players with simple and addictive game from italian geek and PROgramer Emanuele Feronato: http://www.emanueleferonato.com/ – Thank you! Play “GLOBEZ” game till 09-Sep-2012 and 5 top new players (without any payments from PushMania yet) will get $5 (each)! Instructions: 1) like this picture; 2) submit your scores on leaderboard as “firstFBname_pushmania” (e.g. Jack_pushmania); 3) post your scores under this picture. We will close the contest at any time on 9-Sep-2012 and send money to winners PayPal!”.
Giving away small cash prizes allowed PushMania to quickly get almost 10K Facebook fans, which isn’t that bad for a simple Flash gaming site.
And about Globez game istelf, today or tomorrow I am going to submit the iPhone version to the App Store, while the Flash version is approaching to 500,000 plays.