List of Portals

Discussion in 'Development & Distribution' started by ManuelFLara, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. ManuelFLara

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    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
     
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    All of these but Pogo, Yahoo and AOL have "submit your game" links or emails - anyone knows how to get in touch with a Pogo, Yahoo or AOL producer?

    BTW - www.alawar.com
     
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    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.
     
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    -GameFiesta.com
    -PlayFirst
    -GameXtasy.com
    -GameZone
    -Mumbo Jumbo
    -PopCap
    -www.nextarcade.com
    -www.gameslammer.com
     
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    @Sirrus, Everyone has a different definition of what a “portalâ€￾ 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 people’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 “good place to submit my gameâ€￾ which is what ManuelFLara asked for.
     
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    lets not forget zango :p (please do not submit there)
     
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    PopCap isn't interested in distributing games. They are looking for games to acquire. Like they did with Insaniquarium, Rocket Mania etc.

    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.
     
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    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? :confused:
     
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    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.
     
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    I deleted my own post since it was off topic and the point had already been made.
     
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    dunno if it is linked to any of the above (under another name) but ..

    www.midasplayer.com

    ...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 ;)
     
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    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.

    Feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Jonathan Greechan
    Game Manager
    Game Trust, Inc
    jonathan(at)gametrust(dot)com
     
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    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 (bclair@stardock.com) or PM me here. We don't offer exclusives via TGN as we prefer to let developers keep all their channel options open.
     
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    Anyone knows how to submit games to Wild Tangent?
     

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