The website Stormgardens.com did an interview of me recently. So it's good to get more exposure. That brings my total interviews to 2! woohoo. Anyways this a great flash website, it offers a unique option to advertise your own stuff on the frontpage by bidding storm points. You get storm points the more views your flash's get. A nifty idea and I hope it takes off.
Check out the interview here -
Look at some time in our lives we've got to ask ourselves what do we do in the catapocalypse!!?! It's coming. It's real. Zombie cats will rule the earth one day. You've got to be prepared. So I made this game engine where you can kill the zombie cats. Don't worry cat lovers, they're not cute cats. They are ZOMBIE CATS. So when you run upwards and grab the blender then go back out the house and blend the cats don't feel bad at all! Yes you can blend them, all is fair in cat war.
Sometimes I'm amazed at what ridiculous engines I make that don't go anywhere. Funny though.
Play the engine below. Arrow keys to move. Space to kick or to use blender. E to pickup blender.
A great option I recommend is in game ads. I usually put them on the preloader I've found they are not intrusive here and once the game starts there is no in game ads to annoy people. I'm not a fan of inter level ads, I don't like to ruin games as I've seen others do by annoying the player. Though some games are an exception when they have put the ad to the side of an inventory and it isn't in the way. Smart design is the key here.
My favourite is probably CPMstar, they offer an easy API and quick approval by a sponsor. The catch is you have to share 50% revenue with your sponsor but that is very fair if you make a good deal with them and it helps your sponsor trust you more for future sponsorships. So ads can benefit the developer and the sponsor as well.
With CPMstar it really varies on how well a game is doing. I usually make about $10-20 a month off them on average with 4 games using CPMstar. Sometimes I've gotten $50 when a game did well like Heli vs Tower. I figure the more games I release the higher this will get per month.
Mochi offer higher click through rates then cpmstar however you can only withdraw your money when it reaches $100. Mines been stuck at $50 for ages, it's frustating, but if you have more games with it can be good, specially if you're starting out and don't have a backing sponsor. They are overall good but still needs improving.
Newgrounds offers there own in game ads now. It's not as good as the other two above though. The click through rate is a lot lower and the ad sometimes doesn't display anything but the NG logo. However they are a good quick option with easy API if you want to support a side version of ads with a website that isn't fully based on it. Plus it adds up with your in website revenue. I released one game with it as a test, the game didn't do well, it's made about $100 from these ads in a few years.
So another game besides Redemption I been working on is Egg Domination. This game is one of them numbers going up games. You'll have to make as many eggs as possible and then use the eggs to buy upgrades and weapons for your hero egg and army egg to take over the world. The screenshot below will have to give you an idea of it. It's also got a few RTS elements in it. Definitely a different project, it's been fun.