Stencyl lets you build games, without any coding, which can be published on any mobile or desktop platform - iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux & Flash. You can start with a free account that lets you publish to the web and if you decide to publish to the mobile platforms it is only $197 per year. No monthly fees and no royalty payments to Stencyl.

When my son first looked at the website he was not impressed (16-year old used to the latest Xbox graphics), however, when he saw how popular some of their games were, he took more of an interest in its money-making potential! So before you dismiss it for being too simple, or thinking the graphics are not good enough, give it a chance and look at what other people have done with it.

Pricing

  1. Starter - free and lets you publish to the web
  2. Indie - $99 per year and lets you publish to web and desktop
  3. Studio - $199 per year and lets you publish to web, desktop and mobile platforms

Profits

Stencyl takes no royalties from any sales you make so you keep 100% of the profit and they make no claims on ownership of the games. You can make money from your game in a number of ways:

  1. Charge for it on AppStore, Google Play, Steam or other alternative stores.
  2. Offer it for free with in-game purchase options for upgrades.
  3. Embedded ads.
  4. Sponsorship from companies like Kongregate, Armor Games, Newgrounds etc.

 

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Selling
Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

Appery.io Free Mobile App Builder

Appery.io is an app maker, using a visual editor which is customisable using HTML5 JavaScript and CSS. You can produce different types of apps across multiple platforms which can then be exported and hosted outside Appery.io. It is possible to build store ready apps for iOS and with the same powerful drag and drop visual builder, you can now build Windows 8 apps for tablets or desktop with capabilities such as Snap View, Search Charm, Share Charm, and Live Tile.
 
To test your app before it goes live you can choose the “preview” option on our web browser or you can download an Appery.io tester from Google Play or iTunes for your mobile devices.
 
Best of all the service is free to use for 1 person and 1 project, if you like what it does and you have other app ideas and projects, there are various pricing plans which you can pay monthly or yearly on subscription. The standard yearly subscription is $25 per month when paying monthly which is reduced to $19 per month when you pay yearly and this gives you 3 apps and 1GB of cloud storage.
 

To read all about it check them out here http://appery.io/ 

 

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Selling

Make your own app with app makr for Android, iPhone or HTML5 from infinite monkeys. It takes about 20 minutes to design your own app and publish it for free.

If you have a great idea for an app but no idea how to put it into practice the answer is here.  A brand new DIY app maker which lets you build and customise your apps with a very simple drag and drop tool.

Make iphone apps with this simple to use builder and upload them straight to the iTunes app store. You can build your Android apps and add photos, videos, maps etc and publish directly onto the Google Play Store. You can even create a simple mobile website which will work on any smart phone, publish it instantly and no coding needed!

There are video tutorials and a great customer help service so even the least technologically minded of us can make our own apps.

Best of all the app builder is free, you can even monetise your apps with advertisements t make them work for you. Of course you can also upgrade your apps for a fee but there is a 30 day money back guarantee for that too.

Check them out here http://www.appmakr.com/

 

Additional Info

  • Type Online
  • Eligibility International
  • Investment required? No
  • Need Experience? No
Published in Selling
Friday, 07 February 2014 12:20

Choice of Games

Choice of Games (CoG) are looking for authors to write interactive novels and multiple choice games.  Using a simple programming language called ChoiceScript, even writers with no programming experience can develop interactive novels.

Published games are available as:

  •  iOS app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
  • Android app
  • Amazon Kindle app (“Choice of Games” label only)
  • Two Labels: “Hosted Games” or “Choice of Games”

Hosted Games

Anyone can publish a hosted game and you are responsible for supplying cover art, splash screens and promotional images.  
 
You keep full IP rights and get 25% royalties.
 

Choice of Games Label

Established authors can publish games under the “Choice of Games” label.  The company provides the cover art, proofreading services, distribution, and advertising.
 
  1. 25% Royalties + $2,500 advance when they accept your finished game. You retain full IP rights to the story and characters in your work, granting them an exclusive license to publish your multiple-choice game electronically.
  2. Work for Hire: 0% royalties but paid $10,000 at certain milestones and CoG get full IP rights to your game. 

Find out more at www.choiceofgames.com  

 

Additional Info

  • Type Freelance, Online
  • Eligibility International
Published in Writing