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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar On Raider: Episode 1... Thu 4th Jun 2009 10:10am

Category: Raider

I've uploaded it to Newgrounds now: [LINK]
So go and vote there if you want to help me out, though unless the game were to get like over 4.25 - which is likely doesn't deserve - then I can't really see how much good an increased score will do now. It seems to me that it's doomed to fade into obscurity since it's missed the chance, I think, to be showcased somewhere really noticeable.

Overall, its performance was disappointing... Worse than I'd hoped. I actually went with what was probably a worse sponsorship deal because I expected too highly of it, but then again the sponsorship tracks the redirects for three months, so there's still a chance that with later chapters it'll pay off...

But I don't really see how it could become remotely noticed... I mean, MARDEK was relatively 'unique' because there are so few good Flash RPGs, so it got attention for that, but Raider is just some other game, it seems, and from what I've noticed, games like these get a few thousand plays when in the 'recently uploaded' lists then get ignored forever more. Hmm.

I'll still work on the other episodes, but I do wonder if they'll earn me barely anything and be even less popular than this (I'd expect low votes for 'not changing enough' next time)...

At least MARDEK 3's coming along nicely.


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Pseudolonewolf`s Avatar
Rating Orb A β Pseudolonewolf 23 United Kingdom MelancholicPhlegmatic 2257C 559F
9 years ago | (0)
Sponge, I got several sponsorship offers for Raider. The highest one was DOUBLE the one I eventually went with, which was still quite a lot of money, but the one I went with included extra payment based on performance; I got more money for every redirect back to the sponsor site.
Based on the assumption that Raider would do relatively well, it seemed like this was the more profitable option... but Raider didn't do as well as I predicted and hoped.
Which is why I complain.

The rating on Kongregate is firmly in the 'average' range; games like 'Click The Button!' have ratings as high as that.

The rating on Newgrounds is much higher than it was when I wrote this news article, but even so the game hasn't received much *exposure* which is the significant factor.

So, the game was most likely a financial loss for me so I think I have good reason to be feeling unsatisfied with how it turned out.

I think all the sponsors who put in offers expected it to turn out well too, since I got offers many times higher than what the average flash game sells for... So that boosted my expectations, which were not met.

Also, I'm not remotely optimistic.
Sponge`s Avatar
Rating Orb Sponge 0 United States 10C 10F
9 years ago | (0)
Oh come on. Quit whining. You designed an above-average Flash game and have received above-average scores for its genre everywhere it's been uploaded. It's sitting at around 4.2 on Newgrounds, which is damn good. This goes without mentioning the award, which is quite impressive. You had several critical flaws. Namely, you made it frustrating as all get-out. I have no doubt you can pull off an Ep. 2 with fewer flaws, and likely get a considerably better sponsorship deal. Until then, quit whining. You got good scores. All the complaining is childish and in poor taste.
death1015`s Avatar
Rating Orb death1015 14 MelancholicCholeric 18C 0F
9 years ago | (0)
you've been saying mardek 3 is coming on .... for around 12 posts!!!!
when IS it coming?
Tathar`s Avatar
Rating Orb Tathar 20 United States 53C 20F
9 years ago | (0)
I think going with a Nintendo Hard platformer is what hurt you with this. Your market is casual gamers, and they have to be able to pick up and play your game or they'll move on to the next one that seems interesting.

If you really want to offer Nintendo Hard as an option, you have to present it at the end of an easier mode, and only as a bonus chapter after whatever storyline you have in mind.

Also remember to always include a mute button for your game if it's going to be on Kong.
aenh`s Avatar
Rating Orb aenh 16 United States PhlegmaticSanguine 33C 10F
9 years ago | (0)
Actually, games tend to fall in rating when they get badges, although they get more revenue. There are exceptions to this, generally in games that appear boring at first but become more interesting when you put some effort into playing them, such as Dolphin Olympics 2.
Justino`s Avatar
Rating Orb Justino 18 United States CholericMelancholic 40C 17F
9 years ago | (0)
oh and thats PM not AM. Sorry
Justino`s Avatar
Rating Orb Justino 18 United States CholericMelancholic 40C 17F
9 years ago | (0)
As of 4:41 Eastern Time on June 06

Review score on NG: 9.4
Rating score on NG: 4.12

I'd say those are impressive numbers pseudo. Add badges and achievements to Kongregate and its score'll rise quickly
aenh`s Avatar
Rating Orb aenh 16 United States PhlegmaticSanguine 33C 10F
9 years ago | (0)
Well, on Kongregate, it does have 1/8th the plays of MARDEK 2 already, and doesn't have badges to attract people to it...
turbotowns`s Avatar
Rating Orb turbotowns 16 United States CholericPhlegmatic 216C 3F
9 years ago | (1)
how ARE you coming along NICLY with mardek 3?
Matoking`s Avatar
Rating Orb Matoking 15 14C 10F
9 years ago | (0)
I'm quite sad there are games (like MuteButton) on Kongregate, which only have NG Audio Portal music set down to VERY poor animation and "click this poorly animated kitten(?) thing to proceed" gameplay. And one of them had 3.49 rating. That's almost like Raider : Episode 1 and it's still like few million times worse game. Worst of all it doesn't even give credit to music it uses.

Looks like world wasn't fair at all.
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