Game Glyph – Integrated Advertising Solutions

on September 9, 2008 - 3558 Views

Someone has beaten YoYo Games to release a feature they said they were considering adding in the future. Game Glyph – Integrated Advertising Solutions is a new service that will display a random advertisement at the start of a GameMaker created game and split ad revenues 50:50 with the creator of the game.

Of course you will receive money for each ad shown, however no ball-park figure is given of the per impression earnings so far. The creators of popular games such as Crime Life 2 could be receiving lots of money if this works as advertised and if YYG allow it.

The process works like this: A room is added before the first room of your game which fetches a webpage from the GameGlyph server and displays it within the game for three seconds before proceeding to the next room.

The wrappers required to place adverts at the start of your game can be found here, currently minus the DLL needed to embed the webpage.  No example adverts are currently available to view.

For further details including a comprehensive FAQ and the application form see the Game Glyph website.

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11 Responses to Game Glyph – Integrated Advertising Solutions

  1. […] a month after GameGlyph made its promising debut it appears to have been forgotten or abandoned by its creators. However a new service that claims […]

  2. HomebrewPC says:

    Just so you know HomebrewPC and GMArcade are one in the same.

    “This post is sponsored by GMArcade…..”

    That made me laugh =)

  3. Phil Gamble says:

    This post is sponsored by GMArcade…..
    It will be interesting to see what the adverts are like once they start showing them. I imagine they will be for shareware games? Or perhaps not….. 3 seconds isn’t very long to grab someones attention.

  4. “All the better NakedPaulToast, they can host on GMArcade 0=)”

    Lol. Every chance you get, eh GMArcade? 😉

    What I would like to know is exactly where they will be acquiring willing advertisers.

  5. GMArcade says:

    All the better NakedPaulToast, they can host on GMArcade 0=)

  6. Broxter says:

    I just had a look at it and it seems to good to be true! I really hope this succeeds!


    I might sign up…

  7. Broxter says:

    It certainly sounds good! I’ll have to check it out!
    I was wondering what YoYo were doing about that…
    Haha, sakisa should really do it to Crimelife 2 – the money will be flooding in :D.
    This could work. Hopefully it does.

  8. Drazzke says:

    This sounds very interesting. If I ever make a game that gets played often enough, I might think of adding this in.

  9. NakedPaulToast says:

    It should be obvious that the context of YYGs, “allowing it”, is not whether they could disallow it in Game Maker created games, they can’t. The point was disallowing it on any games available on YYGs.

    Currently, I don’t see anything in their TOS addressing this.

  10. HomebrewPC says:

    I don’t think YYG would have any say in allowing it, it isn’t their game. The game developer can put whatever the heck they want in their game.

  11. Mattthew_H says:

    What HomebrewPC said 😛

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