Flappy Bird

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Post » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:26 pm

TheDoctor wrote:Because the guy who did Flappy Bird said he was making $50,000 a day from the game...


Yeah, that's right... Everybody wanted money so they just made similar game :)
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Post » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:44 pm

7Soul wrote:
Yarfapet wrote:IDK about Flappy Bird itself (Never played the original), but I know someone here posted a version (Lazy Rocket, I think) that had a shop, and if you clicked a button and viewed an ad, you got your money doubled for that round.


Man, that's something I though only EA was evil enough to do...


Not really, the only stuff in the store is cosmetic stuff, and it's money earned ingame (Don't think you can even buy it atm). Honestly helps break up the monotony a little.
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Post » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:04 pm

Yarfapet wrote:
7Soul wrote:
Yarfapet wrote:IDK about Flappy Bird itself (Never played the original), but I know someone here posted a version (Lazy Rocket, I think) that had a shop, and if you clicked a button and viewed an ad, you got your money doubled for that round.


Man, that's something I though only EA was evil enough to do...


Not really, the only stuff in the store is cosmetic stuff, and it's money earned ingame (Don't think you can even buy it atm). Honestly helps break up the monotony a little.


Giving an ingame advantage for clicking your ads is still a dirty practice.

Worse than that was Dungeon Keeper giving ingame currency if you gave it 5-stars on the app store
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Post » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:43 am

Just because he wrote that earns 50k a day, all the world was wanting to see the game, so I'm popular ... has many good games out there, free and which are not recognized as Flappy.
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Post » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:31 pm

7Soul wrote:
Yarfapet wrote:IDK about Flappy Bird itself (Never played the original), but I know someone here posted a version (Lazy Rocket, I think) that had a shop, and if you clicked a button and viewed an ad, you got your money doubled for that round.


Man, that's something I though only EA was evil enough to do...



You must haven't played Sonic Dash on your Android/iOS device by Sega... Get coins or a free revive for viewing an video ad..
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Post » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:55 am

7Soul wrote:
Giving an ingame advantage for clicking your ads is still a dirty practice.


Not only it is dirty but isn't also that against the rules? An ad is something you cannot say "hey click on me please", it doesn't work like that If I am correct, telling people to click it could theorically result in problems for the one who though of that.
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:56 am

The developers need to make money somehow. Clicking ads or buying in-game items is the only way to do it for these type of games. You can either do that or have a one time buy amount.

Clicking ads is honest if you give them a fair amount of points for doing so, make it so clicking ads gives them a proportional amount of money you make from that click. Not many games do this, I cannot think of one off the top of my head, but not everyone is willing to pay for your game boosts. Boosts are a gross design concept in itself.
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:00 am

This is from AdSense Program Policy, which is the same as AdMob since Google owns it. Now it does not specify what kind of "Compensation" as in real money or In game currency.

Invalid clicks and impressions

Publishers may not click their own ads or use any means to inflate impressions and/or clicks artificially, including manual methods.
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Clicks on Google ads must result from genuine user interest. Any method that artificially generates clicks or impressions on your Google ads is strictly prohibited. These prohibited methods include, but are not limited to, repeated manual clicks or impressions, automated click and impression generating tools and the use of robots or deceptive software. Please note that clicking your own ads for any reason is prohibited.

Encouraging clicks

Publishers may not ask others to click their ads or use deceptive implementation methods to obtain clicks. This includes, but is not limited to, offering compensation to users for viewing ads or performing searches, promising to raise money for third parties for such behavior or placing images next to individual ads.
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In order to ensure a good experience for users and advertisers, publishers participating in the AdSense program may not:

Compensate users for viewing ads or performing searches, or promise compensation to a third party for such behavior.

Encourage users to click the Google ads using phrases such as "click the ads", "support us", "visit these links" or other similar language.
Direct user attention to the ads using arrows or other graphical gimmicks.
Place misleading images alongside individual ads.
Place ads in a floating box script.
Format ads so that they become indistinguishable from other content on that page.
Format site content so that it is difficult to distinguish it from ads.
Place misleading labels above Google ad units. For instance, ads may be labelled "Sponsored Links" or "Advertisements", but not "Favourite Sites" or "Today's Top Offers".
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:04 am

Right, which is why you don't directly compensate them for clicking them. You give them points over time for playing the game, based on the amount of ads they see.
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Post » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:09 am

@Helladen

Yes lol I edited that, saying it don't specify what kind of "Compensation".

If I gave someone "In Game Points" for taking the time by clicking on my ad, I therefore am compensating them in some way.
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