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#1iscareu13Posted 9/6/2013 8:19:15 PM(edited)
Theoretically speaking, if an amazing game came out that could be played 100% through your web browser, how would you recommend the company that made it make money?

Advertisements?
Paid Content (Extra skins / items / etc.)?
Memberships?
Donations?
Additional Items (such as sell T-shirts)?
Actually purchasing the game (one time payment of $__)?
Other?
A combination?

Which ways would you support? Which ways would you not like? Which ways would make you avoid the game completely?
#2LoshadtPosted 9/6/2013 8:20:57 PM
I would say to not do it since that's absolutely silly. That being said, it depends on the game.

Ads are annoying.
Paid content is fine as long it's only cosmetic.
Memberships are also fine as long as free users don't get kneecapped.
Donations are perfectly fine
Merch is a great idea
A one time buy-in for a browser game would be silly.
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#3BogePosted 9/6/2013 8:26:01 PM
Combination of Paid Content, Donations, Additional Items. I'd steer away from the others listed.

I've never actually thought any web browser game was worth playing though. Not that it wouldn't be, but I've just never seen it. Odd.
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#4Kokuei05Posted 9/6/2013 8:35:01 PM
Kongregate does this pretty well. Basically banner ads which the developers gets ad revenue from and the last time I checked you can donate directly to them too. There are plenty of great games people have released on that website.
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#52Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/6/2013 8:37:39 PM(edited)
Besides donations and purchasing the game, that's essentially what Runescape does and they've been pretty successful for over 10 years now.
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#6NingishzidaPosted 9/6/2013 9:02:21 PM
iscareu13 posted...
amazing game came out that could be played 100% through your web browser


lol
#7HighOnPhazonPosted 9/6/2013 9:06:57 PM
Does this have anything to do with that Card/DnD hybrid game that was in beta not too long ago?
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#8Marioface5Posted 9/6/2013 9:12:44 PM
Just let people buy it like a normal game. Don't Starve has done this with the Chrome version of the game, which you actually get a free key for if you buy it on Steam.
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#9iscareu13(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 2:17:21 AM
HighOnPhazon posted...
Does this have anything to do with that Card/DnD hybrid game that was in beta not too long ago?


I actually haven't heard of the game you are talking about.

I think like most people here, I sometimes come up with game ideas that I think would be cool. For this specific idea, I thought it could actually be realistic / better to have it in a web browser format... so then I got to thinking how that would work from a business perspective.
#10undercover_jerkPosted 9/7/2013 6:32:12 AM
ok so you mean another game except runescape?

they have a low monthly cost + cosmetic and some other stuff.
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