Just wanted to share something cool I discovered recently — well, credit actually goes to my friend M.L. Brennan who first brought it to my attention. She’s an author and went to Worldcon last weekend where she got to chat with Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah, two impressive women writers in the world of sci-fi and fantasy fiction, who are also now involved with the development of a video game based on their Sime~Gem Universe. By all accounts, they had a fascinating discussion into the representation and role of women in the business. Anyway, an indie dev studio out of Cincinnati called Loreful is the company behind the game, and they now have a Kickstarter up for Ambrov X, a single-player, action-adventure space opera episodic RPG featuring story-driven gameplay and diverse characters: Set in the award winning Sime~Gen Universe by Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah, Ambrov X casts players in a far distant future as leaders of an unlikely but elite crew tasked … [Read more...] about Ambrov X: A Sime~Gen RPG Kickstarter
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Korea has always had stiffer gaming regulations than the West. For years, account registration on Korean portals like Nexon or NCsoft required users to enter their Korean Social Security numbers, something alien to those of us who often use throwaway emails, names, and birthdays when registering. On November 20, 2011, Korea's Youth Protection Revision Act came into force. Commonly reffered to as the Cinderella Law, the act forbids children under the age of 16 from playing games between midnight and 6am. There are also a host of laws restricting the amount of time minors can play games per day. Westerners who play Korean games will likely have noticed reminders that they have played for x hours and should consider a break. Those notices carry far more weight in Korea, where in-game mechanics hamper players' progress if they play for too long. Now, Korea has introduced another piece of legislation that restricts gameplay. Account Boosting, the act of artificially increasing a player's … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Korea Makes Account Boosting Criminal, Should The West Follow?
Several months ago I wrote an article on how to make $200 per day with Viral websites. If you want to know how to add $300 per day more with Propellerads then this article is for you. When I wrote that article more than a year ago I didn’t expect it to go “viral”. A lot of people contacted me in 2015 to learn more about how everything works or simply because they’re putting some work and wanted some feedback on the results they’re achieving. With over 600 comments it’s one of the top 5 articles on my blog and I know the reason behind it is the “simplicity” of the game. But as many of you can see, creating a viral website isn’t that easy. In fact, from over 600 comments I have in that article maybe just a couple dozens of them are from people telling me that they started their viral website and made it work. Some of them make $50 per day, and some of them are making more than $500 per day. The rest is just people asking … [Read more...] about Propellerads – $300 per day with viral traffic
A Twitter Website Card is a good way to increase your website traffic when you tweet or even when someone tweets a link from your site. It is a “sign” that appears automatically on a tweet when you add a link or when someone else does it from another tweet account. It works as a attribution of the owners content. A Twitter Website Card allows you to show information differently than just text or images alone, even if someone else links to you, it allows you to show the preview images or thumbnails you want. You are able to customize the title and description too. For example, when you watch a YouTube or Vine video from twitter you are actually using a Twitter Website Card. The “Player Card” allows you to watch videos without leaving twitter. It is as easy as adding a few lines of code of HTML in your website to make it work, also you can use a plugin (WordPress) to do it faster. This way, any user who tweets links to your website will automatically generate a … [Read more...] about How to setup Twitter Cards to Increase your Traffic?
Instagram was the fastest growing social network in 2015, with 400 million monthly active users liking and sharing 2.5 billion of photos every single day the photo-sharing platform is still growing and as expected when it was acquired by Facebook, you can make Instagram Sponsored Posts (A.K.A. their advertising platform). But why Instagram is so big right now? Being a mobile app that allows you to share photos with special photo features like filters and also 3 sec to 1 minute videos it has a huge organic reach compared to all social networks. 49% of Instagram users check the app daily. Take in mind that more than half Instagram users are 29 years old or younger and 62% of these are actually teenagers. Instagram is an attractive option for those who want to target millennials. These numbers let us know that Instagram could represent a great social media opportunity for any advertiser since Instagram ads are something relatively new and unlike Facebook, not everyone knows how to … [Read more...] about How to Create Instagram Sponsored Posts Campaigns