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Hello,

 

I am programming a pc game and I would like to make the game free however, I still would enjoy making a few $$$ off of it. One idea I thought was using awesomium and hosting web ads through my game... Any thoughts or comments on this? 

 

Thanks,

 

lask

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I like the approach some devs take - have a free version with ads, and a $1 version without. Seems like a good strategy.

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This is the kind of thing that creates internet backlash, regardless of whether it's fair or justified. I wouldn't do it simply because the players will eviscerate you for it.

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This is the kind of thing that creates internet backlash, regardless of whether it's fair or justified. I wouldn't do it simply because the players will eviscerate you for it.

Any suggestions? I really would prefer to keep the game free and full featured. I have experience with admob services on Android however, it does seem no one pushes for this kind of service on pc.

 

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Design product placement space ingame i.e. billboards, posters, food/drink items etc and then sell the rights to brand those items for use ingame -- product placement in movies is an example of similar -- what you would need to establish though is whether you are able to capture sufficient market, demographics etc to make the advertisers consider the investment a worthwhile return. Good luck - the odds are against you but not insurmountable.

 

 

Edit: Take note of what Promit said as you will have that battle on your hands as well.

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Ad-supported can be a pain for players. If you go down that route, I suggest you use a system that allows you to gauge what will end up showing in that ad space so that it may be relevant to your players.

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