Hello. I am a new game developer and going to launch a free app on apple
and google store. I would like to know how free game earns money. If the
answer is only by giving ad then how I get these ads?
Do I have to contact with somebody? Please help me with reply. Thank
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basically you have two ways how to earn money with a free app:
1, Ads - not very sustainable method which in addition bothers your
players. You need really huge volume of daily impressions to monetize
with ads. When you have some user base, you can implement to your game
some crosspromotion mechanics via providers as Chartboost or PlayHaven
and display ads for other games and earn some money this way. But in
general, ads are only complementary monetization method. Another ad
networks you can implement are iAds (Apple), AdMob (Google) or Tapjoy.
2, Freemium model - your game is free, but you offer bonus features,
levels, consumables and other things through in-app purchases. The best
performing games on App Store and Google Play today are freemium games -
see for example Candy Crush Saga. Basically, you can play that game for
free, but when you want some special boost or faster progress, you pay.
Setting up a proper virtual goods and game mechanics is a role for
experienced game designer. And then you need to test monetization every
day, implement new changes, then test again, then change, then test,
etc. Modern mobile games are services with permanent updates - like
every week or even twice a week.
If you are a new developer, try reading my new blog
AppFreak, maybe you will find it
The best way for a free game to earn money is giving ads I think.When
your game has enough players or fame,the ads will come for you.
In game purchases ;)
Something you are already familiar with, explained here from a different
perspective. Make money from games using Choke Point