WRASSLING iOS and Android (Best New Games feature on iOS!)

rob1221

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Chartboost $3700
Admob $9000
Are you getting a better CPM with Admob compared to Chartboost, or are you just showing their ads more often?  Admob seems to have a reputation for lower pay, but that may just be due to their high fill rate in low paying countries.

WOw dude, that is some crazy money in my opinion, how long did the game take to make? Ad you guys are a team right?
Regardless of how much time the game took, keep in mind that the two devs have a lot of prior experience making games.  You seem really excited by these results, but as someone said to you earlier in the thread, success is not instant.

« Last Edit: May 16, 2015, 05:17:33 pm by rob1221 »

SadiQ

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You seem really excited by these results, but as someone said to you earlier in the thread, success is not instant.
Nor is it guaranteed. Not even with a great game.
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colburt187

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WOw dude, that is some crazy money in my opinion, how long did the game take to make? Ad you guys are a team right?

I made the proto-type in September last year, then lost the vision for it so started working on something else. Then October last year when Folmer and i was working on Golf i showed him the photo type and he saw the potential in it so we started working on a desktop version. Around christmas we lost focus on it again but we had completed most of the game. Then we decided to make it for mobile and the whole process went pretty quickly since most of the work was done.

Are you getting a better CPM with Admob compared to Chartboost, or are you just showing their ads more often?  Admob seems to have a reputation for lower pay, but that may just be due to their high fill rate in low paying countries.

Im using Admob more, getting around $5 CPM. Im using Chartboost video reward ads that give me a CPM of $10. Im also using Chartboost on Amazon and google play but the CPM is pretty low.

« Last Edit: May 17, 2015, 02:05:25 am by colburt187 »

colburt187

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Congrats on the huge success guys! Seriously an inspiration!

Very curious, how much $ are you guys pulling in from ads daily? What about IAPs daily?

since April 24th
251k downloads

Chartboost $3700
Admob $9000
IAP $940

Thats truly awesome mate, congrats for it!

Would be great if you gave us some tips to we could follow your steps hahaha

Make a weird game that hasn't really been seen before maybe? its impossible to say really. I didn't use any special techniques, because the game is a bit different press were interested in it, and its quite youtube friendly so that helped.

but like Rob said, this is maybe my 20th game or something, and I've got 100s of unreleased prototypes on my computer, just keep making games and trying new things. try to look at your past projects and see what you can improve on.

thechaosengine

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I think one of the aspects might be "is it fun to share," which is quite different from "is it fun to play" (though that's also important obviously!)

We're seeing new videos of Wrassling coming out on youtube every day, we've been getting requests for the local multiplayer stuff since day 1, I can only assume people get something out of telling other people about Wrassling. I've got no hard data for that assumption but it seems to me that word of mouth has been the biggest factor in its success.

riki82

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Congratulations and thanks for posting statistics.
I believe that creating a simple game in terms of gameplay with a winning idea (like yours) is the key to being successful.
I hope one day to try it myself this feeling.

henson802

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Yes something new and refreshing and different...original

There's not much anything like this game, and the humor certainly helps.  I think there's a huge abundance of very challenging games on the App Store that try to be like Flappy or Mr Jump (im guilty of this hehe) - maybe one out of a thousand will take off, but this takes the opposite approach - pretty easy to play and do well.. and it's just fun to watch/play - music is fun, everything about this game is 'fun'.

And agree with the point that maybe this particular game didn't take a huge amount of time to develop, but it was the prior experience and knowledge that probably helped it tenfold.  I've personally made about 6 games, and my latest games I'm just starting to see more success.  It's a process like anything, and rarely comes easy or quickly.

Also being able to earn things always helps people to come back, even if it's just as simple as earning a different style hat!

Congrats again on this - the humor and style is great.

« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 07:51:10 am by henson802 »

irock

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It's a novel idea, creating an original game

NeoCHI

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Did you use Rob's admob extension along with the chartboost extension for this game?

I ask cause i heard there some NL issues with Rob's admob extension on ios that may cause crashes and I was hoping to use both in my current game.

colburt187

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I had some issues with Admob freezing up before but i think it was out of date. Im using the updated version now (updated by Robin). But i dont think ive had any issues with admob concerning Chartboost.

1MrPaul1

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I found a good soundtrack for this game https://youtu.be/l12Csc_lW0Q
 :)

NeoCHI

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I had some issues with Admob freezing up before but i think it was out of date. Im using the updated version now (updated by Robin). But i dont think ive had any issues with admob concerning Chartboost.

Actually i heard it was robin's version that had NL issues on iOS. I guess the issue isn't that common then since your using both without problems.

colburt187

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Actually the version that is live on the app store right now is a version that was updated by Max, I have a version waiting for review that has Robins new update in it.

Max Finch

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Pewdiepie plays Wrassling

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/DBDXUr47LxU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/DBDXUr47LxU</a>

Bhoopalan

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Wow... Huge success. Seems like Wrassling could be the next blockbuster game app ;) All the best!!
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