Recently, Manticore, the developers behind Core Games Platform announced "Promoted Games". It's essentially advertising, or pushing your game to appear higher in the browsing tab. This may be the answer to creators who are hoping to appear in the ALL POWERING BROWSE TAB, but is it going to be worth it?

Well... I have an experiment underway to see how well the promoting of games actually is.

Enter the "Promotion Experiment".

I've decided to promote 4 of my games, over 10 days, at 50 core credits each day = 2000 Core Credits. Through this test, I want answers to a few questions. (I'll get the response from each Game.)

  • Will I appear on the Front page of a browse tab section?

  • How many plays a day will I achieve?(currently these games never appear to be active, exception of Lumberjack Valley rarely being played.)

  • Will I earn back the 2000 Core Credits I have spent?

  • Did I think it was worth it for this game?

These above questions aren't any in depth questions, but nonetheless I wanted to know the answer. Especially if the answer could return that this is worth it for new creators or even the possibility to resurrect an old game you created.

The Line Up

Here is where the games currently stand as at 02/07/2021

Lumberjack Valley: Main Goal: I want to see if Lumberjack Valley can earn back the spent Core credits, while it's being promoted.

  • 9.9k plays

  • 304 Likes

  • 2k+ Core Credit earnings

  • Multiple Perk Purchases, most successful.

Spilt Beans: Main Goal: I want to see if this simple game can reach 1k plays, while it's being promoted.

  • 211 plays

  • 13 Likes

  • nil earnings

  • Perk: Has a tip jar halfway through the game.

Sorcerer's Watch: Main Goal: I want to see if this game can achieve a further 1k+ plays, and earn small amounts of core credits, while it's being promoted.

  • 2.0k plays

  • 54 Likes

  • nil earnings

  • Perk: Has a tip jar at Skelly's Tavern

Gold Rush: Main Goal: I want to see if this game can achieve a further 1k+ plays, and continue to see on the active list, while it's being promoted.

  • 2.1k plays

  • 48 Likes

  • nil earnings

  • nil perks

This experiment isn't fully thought out, but I wanted to show the results I get from promoting these 4 games over the course of 10 days. And perhaps answer some questions or concerns you had about them.

Thanks for reading, and if you like these small posts feel free to buy me a coffee.

See you in part 2 of this experiment.