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HexDump

Tips about Finding Publishers/Sponsors to sell my ios/android game?

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Hi!,

We have a nice puzzle game almost finished but we are worried about how hard it is to make some money on apple/google stores. So, we would like to check other sources for selling our game. For example sell it to a publisher or find sponsors for the game.

Could anyone that has done this before expose tips/information about how to find publishers/sponsors for ios/android games?
Any information would be really apreciate.

Thanks in advance. Edited by HexDump
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I don't know enough about this sponsorship monetization method you mention, but finding a publisher is fairly straightforward. You do research. You consider games that are like yours, and games that are on the same platform as your game. You collect information about those games, especially who published them. Then you research those publishers - their websites, their other games, their office locations and contact information. Then you use the telephone (not email) and contact them in a professional and businesslike manner.
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I've used FGL.com in the past to find sponsors for my flash games and the mobile rights to one game. They have just recently branched out into mobile as well. It's a sort of auction site where publishers/sponsors place bids on developer's games. But (so far at least) most of the sponsors that hang out there come from flash arcade sites that have started branching out into mobile and may be hesitant to bid on a pure mobile game with no flash counterpart. Then again I guess it wouldn't hurt to try, it's not like you have to accept a bid.
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