Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
So, I'm trying to figure out where to post my flash games that will work best for getting good visibility and feedback, without ripping myself off on revenue share. I had at first gone to newgrounds, which seems like an OK place to post works, but their revenue share seems to be so tiny that a submission I had once put in that rated well enough for a unique color and almost 2000 views got 1 cent.
I tried Kongregate, which has a much higher paying revenue share; content only getting a few hundred views seem to earn near a dollar. But on the other hand it seems like the more effort I put into a game, the worse a reception it recieves at Kongregate; games made on a whim in less than a day scored decently and came out of judgement quickly, while games that I put literal weeks into would fall off the front page of the new section without hardly being looked at by anyone, much less voted on, and take literal days to accidentally get enough votes to get out of judgement. Needless to say feedback is rather hard to get when your game isn't seen by anyone.
I had heard that AddictingFlashGames was good; but when I looked on there, I saw it was owned by Viacom, and after Viacom stole from a ton of youtube users and then tried to sue youtube for stealing from them, I'm on a boycott of anything related to them.
Are there any other portals that are good for a dev to post to, or is there something I'm missing here? I know my games are not yet anywhere near masterpieces, and so monetizing isn't a huge issue, but It seems like my choices are earn no money and post to the site that gets more views, making me feel like I'm being cheated, especially in the long run when i start improving, or earn more money, but get almost no views, which makes me feel like my games aren't given a fair chance. ><
Go in, get the girl, kill the dragon. What's so hard about that? ... Oh, so THAT'S what a dragon looks like.