Recently, a handful of games portals have begun programs that will allow game developers to have a share of their advertising revenue, offering developers a new way to make money off their, otherwise free, games.
This practice has already become fairly widespread in the Flash world; the ease of implementing ads with online games has led to the inception of giant Newgrounds’ Revenue Share, and Kongregate’s similar system for splitting income with developers.
Downloadable games had drawn the short straw in these deals, though; until now, that is. Beta portal Game Jolt has recently announced a sharing program that will allow downloadable games the same courtesy that other portals offer exclusively to embedded games, and promise a 50% share for developers who sign up during the beta period. For life. An attractive offer indeed.
A nod to IndieGames.com for their discovery of Game Jolt.