submitting to a few sites?

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  1. Dario D.

    Dario D. New Member

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    Hi all. I've been submitting to some game sites/portals, but haven't been able to figure out how to contact a few properly.

    Does anyone know how to submit to:

    Pogo (is this done through EA?)
    Yahoo Games
    TryGames
    Shockwave (I think it's this link [here], but I'm not sure)
    MSN Games
    AOL Games

    Most others I've been able to figure out.
    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. :)
     
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  2. theshadowfan

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    You probably won't get on Pogo because it's mainly EA games centric.
     
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  4. James C. Smith

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    The IGDA Casual Games SIG published a list of the Network Reach of many Aggregators / Distributors. You can find it here: http://www.igda.org/wiki/Casual_Games_SIG/Distribution

    According to that list, many of the portals you are trying to reach can be access through an aggregator. For example, Pogo gets much of its content from Oberon and WorldWinner.
     
  5. Dario D.

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    Ah, thank you very much, all. Extremely helpful. :)

    Btw, should some of this contact info be compiled into a sticky? Some of these sources are considerably difficult to contact on your own, just because its hard to find their dev pages.

    Here's what I've compiled so far:

    Pogo (EA)
    productsubmissions@ea.com

    Real Games
    ra-bizdev@real.com

    Big Fish Games
    submissions@bigfishgames.com

    Reflexive
    submitgame@gamecentersolution.com

    Oberon Games
    developers@oberon-media.com

    Shockwave.com (Atom Entertainment)
    http://www.atomentertainment.com/asw_contact_asw.htm

    Grab.com
    http://www.grab.com/site/?page=contactus (select business development)

    TryGames.com
    http://trymedia.com/corporate/contact_us.shtml

    IWin
    youwin@iwin.com

    MiniClip
    gamedev@miniclip.com

    Alawar
    authors@alawar.com
     
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  6. James C. Smith

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    I think a sticky like this is a great idea but it could have more than just contact information. Many portals have great pages that tell developers all about their programs. Rather than e-mail lots of questions to the portal, you could read their developer FAQ online first. For example, Reflexive has this Developer Program page that has the contact information but also answers to many question

    Real Arcade has a fantastic Developer Site that has a lot of information developers need about their program.

    These pages talk about the procedure for submitting a game and requirements and in some cases even state revenue share up front. But they also answer basic questions like:

    • What types of games sell well?
    • How long does it take to release a game?
    • What about web games?
    • What kind of advertising will you do for my game?

    So rather than e-mailing each portal, lets first get links to each portal's developer info page (if available) which includes the e-mail contact.
     
  7. MerscomMan

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    Downloadable games on Pogo.com are delivered by Oberon as part of a white label solution, thus if Oberon is carrying your game they are offered to Pogo and Oberon's sales group will be "pitching it."
     
  8. Grey Alien

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    I recently contacted AOL and they need an aggregator too like Trymedia or Oberon. I used oberon in the end.
     

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