GameMaker Affiliate Program Discontinued

Today the GameMaker Affiliate (GMA) program was officially closed. When I acquired this blog, Philip mentioned that the GMA network was not particularly well-built, and that it may contain security flaws. As I didn’t create it myself, I’m unable to improve or maintain the service for longer, and nor do I wish to if it poses a risk to the site as a whole.

While millions of legitimate banner impressions were served through GMA, the free service was also easily exploited. This created a requirement to moderate participating users, images, and links, which proved to be a time-consuming process. By discontinuing the GameMaker Affiliate program, I can focus more on sourcing news, and further improving the site’s stability and integrity.

If anyone would like to create their own affiliate service, I would encourage it. The program did help hundreds of GameMaker sites connect with each over several years, but unfortunately it can no longer be hosted at the Game Maker Blog.

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