Nice list, add www.iwin.com.
I'm sometimes told about a given portal or I just come to it accidentally that seems like a good place to submit my game to, and I think 'how many more will be out there that I don't know of yet?'.
So I've created this thread so we list every portal / distribution channel / on-line distributor we can so we have some kind of index of portals.
Here's the ones I know of, in no particular order:
www.realarcade.com - Real Arcade
www.bigfishgames.com - Big Fish Games
www.gamefiesta.com - Game Fiesta
www.reflexive.com - Reflexive Arcade
www.garagegames.com - Garage Games
www.arcadetown.com - Arcade Town
www.shockwave.com - Shockwave
www.grab.com - Grab.com
www.oberongames.com - Oberon Media
www.trygames.com - Try Games
www.gamehouse.com - GameHouse
zone.msn.com - MSN Gaming Zone
games.yahoo.com - Yahoo Games
www.pogo.com - Pogo
onlinegames.channel.aol.com - AOL Games
Manuel F. Lara
Descargar juegos indie - Blog about indie games (in Spanish)
Blog sobre productividad, motivación y espíritu emprendedor
I think AOL might be run by Pogo by the looks of it. I think how to contact pogo is buried somewhere in the EA site. I'm pretty sure I recall seeing it before.
@Sirrus, Everyone has a different definition of what a â€śportalâ€ť is but in this particular discussion ManuelFLara was looking for places to submit games for distribution. Many of the web sites mention in that last post do not distribute third party games on their web sites. PopCap has been known to acquire some games that were originally developed outside but they own those games and help make them. They do not distribute other peopleâ€™s games. I believe PlayFirst is similar in that they only publish their own games (some or all of which were made by outside developers under contacts with PlayFirst). If you are selling your own game on your own web site, and submit it to a few portals, you are not going to be a be able to submit your game to Pop Cap or Play First. I am not sure about some of those other web sites either. All those sites sell game, but they are not all â€śgood place to submit my gameâ€ť which is what ManuelFLara asked for.
lets not forget zango :P (please do not submit there)
a prisoner of the cause
PopCap isn't interested in distributing games. They are looking for games to acquire. Like they did with Insaniquarium, Rocket Mania etc.Originally Posted by Sirrus
So it's still the same. They are not a portal. Although ManuelFlara could submit a game to them to see if they would be interested in working with him. Something tells me they are looking for more innovative casual games though. Not more match games (Unless of course they have an ingenious twist I'm sure )
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Ok let's not derail the thread. Let's just agree to disagree.
It's true, PopCap arent a distributor/portal, if they accept games to publish, those games become PopCap games, and the developer isn't allowed to redistribute it elsewhere and keep the profits. I wouldn't mind if PopCap published my game though
EDIT: erm... what happened to the last few posts?
Why not make this one sticky and keep adding new info to the main list? Would be resoursful to any reader without having to read all the posts, and that way it doesn't matter if the discussion gets derailed a bit.
dunno if it is linked to any of the above (under another name) but ..
...was given to me from a casual gamer friend at work.. though she thinks it was part of BT/Yahoo.. take it all the same
Game Trust actually is not a portal- www.gametrust.com is strictly a business to business site. Game Trust is an infrastructure company that powers community and commerce to many portals, like MiniClip and Shockwave. We are the guys behind the scenes, so to speak. So, with respect to game developers, we're a distributor, publisher, and technology provider.Originally Posted by Chris Evans
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Game Trust, Inc
TotalGaming.net - http://www.totalgaming.net
Our focus is on polished, fun, games that we feel would also appeal to the more hardcore gamer. Anyone who would like to submit their games to us for consideration can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or PM me here. We don't offer exclusives via TGN as we prefer to let developers keep all their channel options open.
Director - Stardock Game Publishing
Anyone knows how to submit games to Wild Tangent?
I believe you need to talk to their Business Development department. http://www.wildtangent.com/default.a...actform_bizdev I'm not sure who head this up these days.Originally Posted by Total Eclipse
Anyone know if http://www.hotgames.com is really powered by iwin.com?Originally Posted by Fantus
I visited it today and it aggressively tries to install what appears to be the following:
I think that they work as affiliates with several portals. Here is information from their help:Originally Posted by Repton
Who sells the Download Games titles?
We partner with a number of trusted outside companies to bring you the best and most complete catalog of Premium (Downloadable) Games. Sometimes, when you purchase one of these Premium (Downloadable) Game titles the transaction is actually made between you and our partner company. Don't worry, to protect our consumers we have reviewed each of our partners for good quality customer service and trustworthy eCommerce practices. Depending on the title, some transactions may be made with the following companies: TryMedia, Gamehouse (owned by RealNetworks), RegNow, and Reflexive Entertainment.
But all buy links lead to iWin account at TryMedia.Originally Posted by tretmike
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anyone here has contact info (email) for submitting game to POGO and AOL?
I tried to search their site but hasnt found an appropriate email contact.
here's other list of contact that i came across:
Gamezebo review submission :editor at gamezebo com
Alawar Publishing inquiry : authors at alawar com
Iwin : bd at iwin com (not really sure if this email is exclusively use to submit game)
Fenomaen Games : support at fenomen-games com
these email is listed in their site or here at indiegamer, i listed here for convenience.
Last edited by madhat; 03-23-2006 at 07:48 PM.
[QUOTE=Ojuzu]madhat: It's my understanding that Oberon distributes game to Pogo but I'm unsure if that includes AOL. They also power MSN games.
AOL don't work with developers directly, they work only with Oberon, TryMedia and GameHouse.
Oberon has many distribution channels, but AOL isn't included in this list. You need to sign the additional agreement.
AOL work with us too.