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Has anyone made any money?

Postby pennsteve » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:27 am

Aside from putting advertisements on a site for ad revenue, has anyone here sold any of their games? I dont mean just for ipod, but for windows also.

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Postby Mystery » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:13 am

I personally didn't sell any of my games - still working on my skills :P And if I feel I have the skills and enough time, then I'd need to upgrade to commercial license first.

But I know that there are a few games made with AM that have been sold, e.g.
Lifestream by Unimatrix Productions
Lunar Deep by AncientRein Gaming
several games by MDNA games
Scavenger Hunter by Skye (Sagewood Software)

+ certainly a few more that I forgot to mention or never knew about.
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Postby 3dgamer » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:57 am

From what I understand, these folks are making money using AM:

Virtue Games! - http://www.virtuegames.com/
Demo from AM Game Download Site - MAYABIN DEMO - http://www.virtuegames.com/Mayabin%20Demo.exe
Previews of their other games - http://www.virtuegames.com/free_downloads.htm
NACAH - No longer available at the AM Games site as a download but here is the walkthrough link - http://www.justadventure.com/Walkthroughs/Nacah/Nacah.shtm

I believe also MDNA also sells their games as well.

MDNA- http://www.mdna-games.com/

Perhaps you can contact them directly for inquiries. :)

Well, HTH! :)

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Okay, I just saw Mystery's reference to MDNA :oops: ...but I'll go ahead and leave the link information in just for ease of access. ;)

Cya!
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Postby Zenoc2 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:07 pm

Unfortunately, I don't think Virtue Games is making much money these days- their publisher's website doesn't seem to exist anymore, and I still haven't gotten a reply to an email I sent to Cheyenne yet (he's the guy behind the games).

EDIT: In fact, I can't even access their website anymore. Bummer.
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Postby Mystery » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:34 pm

Hmmm, I can access the Virtue Games website.
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Postby mercedes » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:48 am

So can i....:?
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Postby 3dgamer » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:27 am

Hmmm, very strange. I just accessed their site yesterday...that's how I got the links. I even tried just now and got to watch some of the preview of Mayabin. Even their download link worked.

Very puzzling...
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Postby ShadowHunter » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:45 am

Making free plugin's won't make you rich either, but it's an enrichment of the mind and tons of fun :D
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Postby mercedes » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:07 am

Hi there...:)

I would imagine if someone is going to sell games..they would have to be Adventure/point and click--Big games...not just escape 2-3 room games. Only because there are so many free ones on the internet. Or be really well known first- and make really good games.
..The only ones I purchase are big adventures..BigFish, CSI...they have to be of that ilk. That's me anyways...Although i've often wondered if it would be worth to sell a game for even a 1$ or something...lol...But the thing is you have to be aware of the textures and icons..etc.. and all items used to make your games---If you use other ppl's art work..
Most distribute for free, cause you are distributing for free as well--so to speak. When you start selling, you have to get permission...and some just won't give it..that is their terms of usage. Or of course use all of your own artwork..:)

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Postby Mystery » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:03 pm

ShadowHunter wrote:Making free plugin's won't make you rich either, but it's an enrichment of the mind and tons of fun :D


... and don't forget the sympathy by the AM community you get :lol:
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Postby ShadowHunter » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:20 pm

Correct Mystery, it always make me feel happy when I receive positive feedback or see a project using a plugin... in fact that is one of my main motivation reasons :D

I'm sure this applies to all members when creating something...

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Postby chickens1127 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:29 am

I'm going to sell my multiplayer game I'm designing.
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Postby pennsteve » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:18 am

I only make money through ad revenue. I dont make games good enough to sell. I just figured I would ask to see if any of you sell your games.
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