It’s time to make some considerations and to start looking for a game sponsor.
How’s going with Circle Chain
Circle Chain is living a 3rd moment of “glory” as you can see in this graph
In the graph, you can see three peaks. The first one was after the submission of the game to the big portals such as Newgrounds, Kongregate, etc… the second one was after the submission to minor portals and viral marketing, and the 3rd one, the one currently in progress, is due mainly to italian market.
Too bad Mochiads does not pay well outside US.
Let’s talk about incomes:
Mochiads: 151,547 impressions -> $57.18
AdSense: 25,331 impressions
Kongregate: 1,653 impressions -> $0.26
for a total of $174.86… $9.36 this week… very bad but enough to reach the first goal of $172
Even if the experiment is not over yet, I am releasing the source code, as promised last week.
Don’t expect clean on optimized code because I made it in 3 hours and I did not have time to make everything as fine as I should do. Anyway, it’s a 210 lines game… think about it… that’s $0.83/line right now.
Now, let’s continue with the experiment
Submission of a partial game to sponsors
I don’t know if this ever happened to you too… but when I am making a project (either a game, a web site or a software) I always ask to myself: will people like what I am doing? When you deal with a real customer it’s not a problem… pick up the phone, call the customer and ask “do you like this one?… what… a real crap?… oh, sorry, I forgot to upload the right one… back in a minute”… and… panic…
Just kidding of course… but the problem is I started a new game… worked about 5 hours on it… and even if it’s playable I am planning to spend about 5 more hours to adjust gameplay and add new features.
But I want to know if there is a sponsor interested in my project.
my name is Emanuele Feronato and I run the blog www.emanueleferonato.com
I am developing a game I would like you to sponsor.
It’s not finished yet but it’s playable, and I would like you to tell me if you are interested in the game.
It’s part of an experiment and you can find a screenshot here.
I plan to finish it in a couple of days.
Moreover, I would like to post your reply (if any) on my blog, if you’ll decide it’s not confidential
I know they only accept finished games, but with a bit of luck I’ll get a proposal before I complete the game. Or maybe they’ll reply something that will help me to learn the world of Flash game sponsorship
This is the screenshot of the game:
It’s a sort of puzzle/action game.
Do you like it? Wait a day or two, and hopefully you will see it finished and sponsored.
Meanwhile, take the source code of Circle Chain… I removed Mochi code but the game it’s the same you’ll find in internet. And in a couple of days I’ll write the “making of…” the complete tutorial about Circle Chain creation.