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Are there here lone wolf developers who sells there games online as an online company. And do this for living? What tips and advice can you give about your experiences.

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Guest Anonymous Poster
Oh come on!

There are about three topics with over a hundred posts about this very question in next few lines alone...

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Ýes, he is right. However this is possible more a fresh topic.

You can check the asp-shareware memberlist on:
http://www.asp-shareware.org/membership/memberlist.asp

There you find all the shareware companies.
You will find out that most of them are developing business and utility software. So there are not much out there doing game software. And the game companies you will find are mostly developing card games, puzzles, board games, casino games.
And are mostly specialized in a specific game type.
So thats a clue that for these type of games there is a real market online. But you need to have something original and then promote it online very well.

Below are about 50 shareware game companies. A couple of them are also developing other type of software. Perhaps you can contact them and ask if they have tips to help you.


http://www.cotton100.com/
http://www.familygames.com/
http://www.alawar.com/
http://www.alhademic.com/
http://www.bfmsoft.com/
http://www.bitzandpixelz.com/
http://www.bvssolitaire.com/
http://www.clevermedia.com/
http://www.cybersym.com/
http://www.dexterity.com/
http://www.dragon-works.net/
http://www.dq.com/
http://www.dynotech.com/
http://www.enwsoftware.com/
http://www.erappaport.com/cardmaster
http://www.fogstoneenterprises.com/
http://www.geliosoft.com/
http://www.glipsent.com/
http://www.goodsol.com/
http://www.dgray.com/
http://www.hamumu.com/
http://www.haversack.com/
http://www.brainsbreaker.com/
http://www.mnkinney.com/
http://www.kmrconsulting.com/
http://www.latticeworksw.com/
http://www.macesoftware.com/
http://www.happyfortune.com/
http://www.nuclide.com/
http://www.sudoku.com/
http://www.pharosgames.com/
http://www.puzzlesbyjoe.com/
http://www.ranware.com/
http://www.s-a-g-e.com/
http://www.senatorgames.com/
http://www.silvercrk.com/
http://www.soleau.com/
http://www.sophsoft.com/
http://www.spitenet.com/
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/petersteffen
http://www.suricate-software.com/
http://www.tepuiproducts.com/
http://www.terminalstudio.com/
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dthomas
http://www.tibosoftware.com/
http://www.tornspace.com/
http://www.towersoftware.com/
http://www.solsuite.com/
http://www.twilightgames.com/
http://www.tblabs.com/










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Hey! May I humbly remark that you forgot me?
We are forming an LLC the next two weeks, so I guess we can be considered serious.





Edited by - Jester101 on February 25, 2002 1:47:26 AM

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Guest Anonymous Poster
Jester are you doing this for living?
And do you sell mainly online?

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http://www.cotton100.com/ Sports, Calendar
http://www.familygames.com/ Puzzle, edutainment
http://www.alawar.com/ Puzzle, Card, Arcade, 1 strategy
http://www.alhademic.com/ Puzzle
http://www.bfmsoft.com/ Casino
http://www.bitzandpixelz.com/ Card, databases
http://www.bvssolitaire.com/ Card
http://www.clevermedia.com/ Puzzle, Arcade, Card, Board
http://www.cybersym.com/ Card, software technology
http://www.dexterity.com/ Puzzle
http://www.dragon-works.net/ Adventure
http://www.dq.com/ Card
http://www.dynotech.com/ Puzzle, edutainment
http://www.enwsoftware.com/ Card
http://www.erappaport.com/cardmaster Card
http://www.fogstoneenterprises.com/ War simulations/strategy , webdesign
http://www.geliosoft.com/ Screensavers, 3D Action (FPS)
http://www.glipsent.com/ Card, Arcade,
http://www.goodsol.com/ Card
http://www.dgray.com/ Puzzle, 3D Action, Adventure, Education
http://www.hamumu.com/ 2D Action (Platform)
http://www.haversack.com/ Puzzle, Card
http://www.brainsbreaker.com/ Puzzle
http://www.mnkinney.com/ Adventure
http://www.kmrconsulting.com/ Utility, Puzzle
http://www.latticeworksw.com/ Edutainment, Board
http://www.happyfortune.com/ Casino
http://www.nuclide.com/ Puzzle, 3D Action, Strategy
http://www.sudoku.com/ Puzzle
http://www.pharosgames.com/ Adventure
http://www.puzzlesbyjoe.com/ Puzzle
http://www.ranware.com/ Utility, Casino, Card
http://www.s-a-g-e.com/ Casino
http://www.senatorgames.com/ Puzzle, Arcade
http://www.silvercrk.com/ Card
http://www.soleau.com/ Puzzle, Arcade
http://www.sophsoft.com/ Card, casino, puzzles, 3D Action, Adventure, RPG, Sport, Art Tool

http://www.spitenet.com/ Card
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/petersteffen 2D Action (shooter)
http://www.suricate-software.com/ 3D Action (platform, arcade)
http://www.tepuiproducts.com/ Card
http://www.terminalstudio.com/ Puzzle and Arcade
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dthomas Card
http://www.tibosoftware.com/ Puzzle
http://www.towersoftware.com/ Card & Board
http://www.solsuite.com/ Card
http://www.twilightgames.com/ Puzzle and 1 arcade(snake)
http://www.tblabs.com/ Palm games, utility, custom software

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Card and Puzzle games are the most available shareware games online.

So for online marketing these games seem to be succesfully.

Remember you need to have an orginal concept end promote it as well.

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Card (19) and Puzzles (15) are the most available shareware games online.

So for online marketing these games seem to be succesfully.

Remember you need to have an orginal concept end promote it as well.

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There are 3 persons in this forum who seem to have financial success with shareware games.
Jester101: earned enough money to not have to work beside his university studies,which sounds like a big success to me.
DavidRM: success with online-game "paintball"
Cliffski: sold several games through publishers

...but how much they earned - no one knows - too bad ... ;-)

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