[Alpha 8] Rewarded ads

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[Alpha 8] Rewarded ads

Post#1 » 20 Mar 2017, 11:02

Once the player will hit the free demo limits, to continue he will have the choice to either:
- watch an ad video for each new solo mission or X online matches (X = 10 for the first iteration)
- pay for the full game (no more ads)

Cf. https://trello.com/c/INpMNs9z/484-add-r ... ee-players

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Post#2 » 20 Mar 2017, 11:36

Best of luck monsieur. Best of luck.
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Post#3 » 20 Mar 2017, 12:22

Well why not! Let's go for this.

I will ask you to put my account (not the one through which I bought the game) in the same category as free player to report how it works and how does it feel, even if not for the moment.

With X= 10 I feel it is quite nice. Mcompany had a similar idea that I hope he will post. I mean this will slow down people that plays 300 games the first day, unless the pay for the game. But the slowed down players will likely stay there longer.

Moreover after 5-10 videos I think a lot of players will realize that 3$ is nothing, paying for it.

It is actually a simplified version of "pay to play".



edit: wait a second, for every trial in a mission, one has to see a video (of likely 30 seconds)? That would be a bit too much. Could not be for 10 trials in the same mission, instead?
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Post#4 » 20 Mar 2017, 13:23

No, only once per solo mission.

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Post#5 » 20 Mar 2017, 13:39

GFX47, do you mind telling us, what money you get/expect from the ad network for showing 100 videos? Just curious.
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Post#6 » 20 Mar 2017, 13:44

I've heard things around 20$ for 1000 views but it really depends on the viewers country (richer countries = more money) and you don't get something stable if you don't have at least 10K views per day...
So actually I really don't know :D

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Post#7 » 20 Mar 2017, 13:50

LuBeNo wrote:GFX47, do you mind telling us, what money you get/expect from the ad network for showing 100 videos? Just curious.



Interesting question, my finding so far: https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidGaming/ ... _video_ad/

https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidGaming/ ... d/czwaeu4/
(ugh, maybe the idea 1$ for X games would be faster)

https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidGaming/ ... d/czw0nn5/
(I did not know you had to download the app shown, so it is 30 seconds of my life and my battery and it is even useless for the dev!)

https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/avera ... ds.323588/

If this is a move to let the 3$ price of the game more appealing, it would be a useful I guess, otherwise IAP all the way.
(incredible that modern combat has IAP AND ADS, I mean, why if they do not generate such good revenue!?)

So, with round about 35k games per week, it would be like 2k videos per week (excluding people already having the game), so around 20$ according to what I read. __If__ it is so, would be a waste. In that case I hope that people either buy the game to avoid ads, or better IAP would be introduced.
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Post#8 » 20 Mar 2017, 13:56

Paying to get the whole game might turn out cheaper. Video ADs will use up your internet, so you end up paying more.
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Post#9 » 20 Mar 2017, 13:57

I still think XP Marketplace would let you earn more Dr D...
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Post#10 » 25 Mar 2017, 22:59

$20 per 1000 views seems at the high end tbh. I say that based off my knowledge of Youtube's system --- I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear you end up with less than half of that.

Still though, I seems like a decent idea.

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Post#11 » 25 Mar 2017, 23:47

Well considering that 1000 views = 10k games, I would think that IAP to play more would be more effective.

For example crazy cheap tokens, that people do not see as real expense. For example 30 cent ($ or €) for 100 games. One burns 100 games pretty quickly and by that time one realizes that buying the game full would be better. If one does not burn 100 games, then he is not even interested in the game.

Moreover also rewarding the fact that one logins every day is important too.

I mean, 20$ per week is not sustainable.
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Post#12 » 26 Mar 2017, 12:35

Kanishka wrote:Paying to get the whole game might turn out cheaper. Video ADs will use up your internet, so you end up paying more.

А если интернет безлимитный.?! ))
And if the Internet traffic is unlimited.?!

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Post#13 » 26 Mar 2017, 14:26

PPS wrote:And if the Internet traffic is unlimited.?!


Most people usually don't have unlimited Internet, or unlimited Internet is usually slower. Unless of course you live in India and have a Jio SIM Card like me.
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Post#14 » 26 Mar 2017, 15:33

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Безлимитный трафик...
Unlimited traffic ...
~$ 4 per month...

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Post#15 » 26 Mar 2017, 15:44

PPS wrote:Image

Безлимитный трафик...
Unlimited traffic ...
~$ 4 per month...


WOW. Here we get unlimited traffic for ~$5. :D
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Post#16 » 26 Mar 2017, 15:48

Так значит у большинства всё же безлимит... ))
So it means that most people have unlimited Internet...

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Post#17 » 26 Mar 2017, 17:59

PPS wrote:Так значит у большинства всё же безлимит... ))
So it means that most people have unlimited Internet...


Umm... Yeah. You're right.
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Re: [Alpha 8] Rewarded ads

Post#18 » 26 Mar 2017, 19:28

Here in Germany I have for 35€ 300gb of internet very speedy (not like PPS though, more 50 mb/s, but that's way enough). Then for every 100gb I pay 2 euro.

This due to overcrowded infrastructure.

Anyway I would say that for developed nations, having flat internet is not a problem. Still having videos on 3g/LTE may affect the experience, especially if those videos are mostly useless in revenue for the dev. We will see.
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Post#19 » 26 Mar 2017, 20:13

pier4r wrote: for 35€ 300gb of internet very speedy more 50 mb/s


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Post#20 » 26 Mar 2017, 23:11

In Italy would be 35€ 7mb.

Then it depends on the purchase power. 4$ in Germany are almost nothing, in, say, China, are like 20$.

To know this you should tell us how much does it cost a big mac there where you live. Mcdonlads is pretty a good PPP (purchase parity power) index.
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