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Hello, i am currently (trying) to build a tutorial for my game. Do anyone know some techniques to do it like for example the one on Forge of Empires?
They print an arrow where the player needs to click to complete a step... do they use a flash script? do anyone know about tutorial tools that make simple to do them?
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:52:40 AM »
Use CakePHP but plan your code to use a cache (memcached).
at the end.. you will throw away you new code, which you made with framework cause the Framework has a new version and it works completly different
that's true my game is written i kohana 2.x, i discovered later some important 'faults' in the framework but rewriting the game in kohana 3.x is out of question as it would mean to rewrite the game completely.
HOWEVER, i will choose again a framework to write a game because once learned, you code faster.
Kohana 3.x is lighter, CakePHP is more complete. Write your game from the beginning to make use of a cache (memcached) for example.
Going forward, my plan is to focus on advertising the game more and recruiting new players.
Compliments for your game and your earnings...
I don't want to go off-topic and if its the case please admin, split this post. My game gets new members only from topsites and google and i have about 900-1000 active players; i am earning on average 35$/day.
What's the best circuit where one can advertise his game? i tried google adsense but it seems a bit complicated to find the right keywords...
« on: April 27, 2012, 03:44:27 AM »
What i can offer to you is a 6 months premium account for free in my toplists, if you want to register.
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:22:01 AM »
Ok, let's imagine i want to have something like this:
1) I need to create the structure of a city and cache it/serialize it somewhere. If something changes (i.e. building added or removed), I will invalidate the cache and rebuild the city structure/reserialize it
2) On load, get the serialized city, parse it, send a json request to a framework (example JSCrafty) and render it.
Demo that i can use/copy: http://craftyjs.com/demos/isometric/
Question: but when i serialize the city in a BLOB, cant I serialize also the AREA information, so when a user will hover/click on the area map i will show the related-building functions?
Maybe i explained myself not correctly; Ok for the webmasters, but i was considering players, that can invite friends (paying friends) or make advertising (posting in forums with the link) and thus get real money for their referral.
Hi, i saw that some games gives the opportunity to some webmasters to subscribe to an affiliation program.
The webmaster then could get a % of the money for the 'leads' they provide and that are paying.
1) Is there already a company that offer this service so i can integrate my game with its services, or i have
to code everything from scratch?
2) Is it a complicated things to do (legally etc) and do you suggest to do it?
I was looking at the 3rd BBG meeting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmV0iXa4414) and particularly on the advice about Illiryad devs about Legal Advice & templates.
Anyone knows where to retrieve templated or someone that can help us in fixing up our terms and condition?
« on: March 06, 2012, 02:32:40 AM »
They are announced here?
« on: March 06, 2012, 02:30:29 AM »
Contacting a game owner can be costly (time-wise)...
Ah ah ok, I will.
and google cant log in unless you set it up with their webmaster tools.
Hmm nice suggestion...
« on: March 05, 2012, 11:50:59 AM »
Damn, I would have liked to attend... thanks for the link though.
« on: March 05, 2012, 11:47:57 AM »
Contacting a game owner can be costly (time-wise)...
@Chris: Forcing the registration a game in a toplist can be ok in order to show a non empty toplist. However the most important thing for a toplist is that the registered games are voting. thus bringing traffic to the toplist.
According to what I read so far the industry standard is:
"Total Registered Users" - is a completely useless metric, in Lords I have 180000 because it is an old game. But it means nothing... Also, some games delete inactive users after some period, this changes this and several other metrics heavily. Check the retention rate topic, some games have simply no data of inactives after 45 days.
I would like to keep it. It tells me if my toplists/adv choice are ok. (I check the delta of registered each month).
"% of paying users" - again problematic, at the beginning my Lords were without any payment options, so I would have this number artifically low. Also, if you allow players to transfer funds to others you might be unable to track who paid and who donated (and should we tread those who made others to pay for them count as donators or not?)
Looking around, it seems a valuable statistics. Maybe it should be calculated for each month. I agree it should be defined better.
Read about "conversion rate", it could be a nice one to add.
"New Registered users" - rename to "New Registered users (monthly)" because it is not obvious at the first glance.
Thanks, keep feedback going!
I created the following Google spreadsheet:
It is a starting point from where we can create a common template to calculate game metrics.
We need to agree on terms and how to calculate parameters, if we collaborate we will have a common tool useful for everyone.
An update about my topsites:
http://www.top-pbbg.com (international list) PR 3
http://www.topwebgames.it (italian list - for italian market) PR 3
On both sites you can write details about your game, publish news, screenshots and exclusive offers, set a voting link and rewards for players who vote your game.
Expecially if you don't have much money to invest on advertising, topsites are the best method to get visits and new customers.
We recently made a partnership with the Game Portal GamesWorld Online (http://www.gamesworldsa.com); As a registered member you will have the following bonuses:
1) The game who will be at 1st position at the end of the month will have a banner on the GamesWorld Online portal.
2) If a game reaches more than 300 votes, a review (provided by the Game Owner) will be published on the GamesWorld Online, bringing more exposition to your game.
It's strongly suggested - once registered - to put the voting button/link on your game, in this way both our sites will get higher ranks in search engines and get more traffic.