After sharing my numbers and experiences here on my blog from releasing my first Flash game TurnStyle I’ve had numerous requests to do a followup post. I’ve wanted to wait for there to be enough data though to make it worthwhile for my time and yours.
It has been almost 60 days since I released TurnStyle and as I’m gearing up again to do another big round of game development in the next few weeks I think this time is as good as any to get this off my plate.
I will share my MochiAd developer screenshots below: I have created 3 reports all of which show the entire history of the game in the wild. I will report my numbers on Traffic, Hosts, and Countries along with some of my own thoughts and markings on the screenshots:
So, my game TurnStyle has been out about 3 days now roaming about the internet and I just felt like reporting the current stats and my experiences in case anyone is interested or curious about this aspect of the Flash game / business space:
This is not only my first Flash game but also the first thing I have ever really released onto the internet as well so it has been a real interesting learning experience!
If you don’t care about tech mumbo jumbo if you skip down near the bottom you can see some funny stats from which countries are playing this game and my personal thoughts on my experience so far.
Distribution and Ad channel technology I used – MochiAds:
I decided to go with MochiAds to do my game distribution. It is non-exclusive and free so I am also able to make other deals as well. One of the main benefits they offer is that they “wrap” your Flash game in a preloader that contains customizable and controllable ads from their network. So, the further your game spreads on the internet the better for them and you. You get a percentage of the revenue from the “impressions” that the ads receive as people wait for your game to download. I like that people have the ability to skip the ad by clicking the ‘x’ because let’s face it- ads are annoying. I also then think that let’s face it, I have to eat too.