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Made $250k in 16 months - first game ever - AMA

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by yakuzaemme, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. yakuzaemme

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    Not really, no. I personally think, unless you're a big studio, going for PC games instead of apps is the wrong path.

    1) Your audience is much, much smaller
    I can't find the statistics right now, but PC games are a majority of men, guessing the age of 12-25. This leaves out a huge chunk of possible players.

    2) Threshold is higher
    PC games seems to be explored through hype, and not through the same way as apps (search/explore/categorization).
    Also, the threshold to install is probably higher than a small app on your phone.

    3) Monetization is harder
    There probably is some - but I've never heard of a ad network for games on PC.
    Also, the CPM would be far less than a phone since user concentration probably is far less. If you're by the computer and get an ad - you can shift your focus to your phone or second monitor.

    ^ Please note I have done zero research on the points above, just pure speculations. I could be completely wrong.

    All in all - if you're a big studio - PC games for the win. But for solo entrepreneurs or small teams, I think apps is a little bit more feasible.
     
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  2. definealt

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    1) do you believe hyper casual mobile games are still worth to try and develop in this day and age? because of strong competition
    2) do you believe it would work if i buy someone's hyper casual mobile game source code, change it up and publish it as mine, put admob and shoot with fb + ig ads. can the profit from doing this be anywhere at least half of the profit to what you made in these 16 months but within 6 months?
     
  3. yakuzaemme

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    1) Yes
    2) Yes

    My only advice would be to think outside the box.

    If the app is nothing special, and your ads aren't genius - you're not gonna go far. Don't rely solely on fb/ig ads, try to at least have 4 sources of traffic, just in case one performs badly.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Congrats Emil @yakuzaemme for your new house, marriage, and this awesome achievement. I have nothing to ask just wish you all the best for all the future venture ahead. God bless you.
     
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    just sent you an email on your site, looking forward to your reply
     
  6. yakuzaemme

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    Thanks bud. Wish you all the best!

    Not looking to partner up. Feel free to ask questions though (in this thread) of the parts you're lacking.
     
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    Nice thread, very informative, full explain. But need a big invest (50 k..), congratz!
     
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    Congrats @yakuzaemme! Glad to hear it's working out for you!
     
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    need just to think your own head.
     
  10. Azure Spark

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    Good job with your game, your tips are very useful.

    People here tend to overestimate how competitive apps are and comparatively underestimate how competitive the web is. The Play Store has 2.1 million apps and the App Store has 1.8 million apps, while there are an estimated 1.5 - 2 billion websites online. Sure, many (most?) websites are essentially inactive, but the difference is huge any way you slice it. In addition, if you look at the amount of time people spend in apps vs browsing the Internet, there is far more app time per app than there is browsing time per website. Posts like this show that apps are probably underrated on BHW.
     
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  11. yakuzaemme

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    Spot on. Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
  12. bugulma

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    what category was the game >?
     
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    Shhhh
     
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    How did you get the idea for the game?
     
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    you ever think about games (dapps) on the tron blockchain?
     
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    @yakuzaemme: Congratulation to you! I'm creating game too, create too much of puzzle game, spend money to buy installs from adwords, but organic is something never happen to me. Look your successful, i recover my hope to Google Play Store.
    So i have some questions:
    1. Read through all of your answers, seem like "Keyword ranking" is the most important thing about your success?
    2. Can you suggest to me some ad network i can spend my money to boost my keyword ranking? For now i only know UAC from Adwords. And it's drive installs only, not focus any keywords.
    3. Can you share tool do you usually use for keywords research?

    Thank you bro, hope you will achieve more successful!
     
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    Sports.

    Nope, not really. Too niche for me.

    1) Yes, definitely.
    2) I combine ASO with social media. If you really want to fire it up, buy keyword installs. @Alex Brown sells it from here.
    If you care to give more insight, or a direct competitor of yours, I can give a better and more detailed answer with examples.

    3) I don't use much tools. Keywordtool.io sometimes, but eh - it's not brilliant. Do you have any that you like?
     
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    the cryptocurrency gaming market is gonna be big IMHO.... If you have a moment or two I would love to chat with you about a few things. 6 figures to be made in crypto gaming too, again, IMHO
     
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    Congrats on the success
    This makes me want to put my ideas in place

    Is your game translated? Game menus, etc
    How many languages did you translated the store page?
     
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    It's a good venture I must say. Only those with significant figures in banks can afford it. I hope and pray to be like you some day.