You’ve probably noticed that most of my game download links link to a game repository called GameJolt. Well, that’s right – from now on, you can find most if not all of my games over there. My gamejolt page is: http://gamejolt.com/profile/miroslav-malesevic/190/
Apart of two advantages this website gives me (hosting and java quickplay) there is another one potential advantage that may be of significant interest to other game developers. Below is a copy-paste of a GameJolt article:
Game Jolt puts developers first. No joke. And to prove it, we’d like to give you a cut of the ad revenue that your game generates on our site. Read below to learn more about what this means for you.
The ad revenue sharing beta has now started. Developers are currently being picked. If you’re not registered on the site, be sure you sign up so that you have a chance to be a part of the beta.
Not just for Flash games anymore
Unlike most sites, we’re not just about flash/casual games. It’s time freeware and open source games got a piece of the action, too! And this isn’t restricted to just your game’s page, either. Have a developer blog up on the site? Great! Any ad revenue from those pages are shared with you. This is site-wide sharing! Psst… don’t feel lonely Flash, we’ve got you covered, too.
How does it work?
The system is currently in closed beta, meaning that we’re choosing specific developers to test the system out before it goes public. It’s not too late to be a part of the beta, though. Just sign up on the site at any time, and you’ll automatically be placed into the hat we draw names from for the beta program. We’ll only pick your name if you have a game on the site (for obvious reasons), so be sure to add a game or you won’t be considered.
50% for sign ups during beta period
If you sign up during the beta period you’ll get 50% of the ad revenue from your games… for life! This is for any developers that sign up, even if we don’t pick your name for the closed beta, so be sure to sign up now. Note that this is effective for any current and future games added to the site.
How will I get my money?
We currently process all payments through PayPal. You may withdraw your money at any time (minimum withdrawal of $0.05). No waiting for a whole month before your money is sent. Statistics are updated every 24 hours.
Will I become rich?
While you shouldn’t expect ad revenue to be too high during the beta period, you can expect more as the site matures. The more people that use Game Jolt, the more money we’ll be able to haggle from ad networks. So, the more people you bring to the site, the more money you’ll potentially be making from ads!