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Check out this thread. People have had not so great experience with gamedistribution.com. Its no advice just an FYI

 

Edit: I just realized that the original thread was also created by you. Anyways, I guess you already have the information which I was trying to pass on.

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My two cents/My story:

Registered at gamedistribution.com game `Vikings Village Party Hard` in AUGUST 2017

Read that I need revenue on the level of 50 Euro before they pay me. OK. Then we wait 60 days OK.

I haven't received ANY payments so far.

Attaching screenshot from paypal (incoming transfers selected, Euro, none as you see)

Attaching screenshot from their old system as you can see it was well above 50 Euro even before 2018 January

This should get you thinking about the GD Franchise.

Screenshot at 2018-03-19 14:06:53.png

 

Screenshot at 2018-03-19 14:52:04.png

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Update:

 

They paid me after I emailed them like 10 times

Will continue using it

 

This is fragment from my paypal:

 

Uwaga od użytkownika Orangegames Holding B.V.
Vooxe/Tunnl August € 48,11, September € 17,27, October € 11,82, November € 10,90, December € 5,22 payment 2017!
Szczegóły
Nadawca: Orangegames Holding B.V.93,32 EUR
Opłata-ujemne 3,06 EUR
Suma90,26 EUR

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It's badly worded. They mean to convey that 

if(!file.contains("index.html") || !file.contains("manifest.json")) throw "Bad zip file";

That is: you are missing manifest.json. No idea why they started requiring it though. Doesn't have too much sense for html5 games, although I guess certain parts do.

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On 10/7/2018 at 4:40 PM, Antriel said:

It's badly worded. They mean to convey that 


if(!file.contains("index.html") || !file.contains("manifest.json")) throw "Bad zip file";

That is: you are missing manifest.json. No idea why they started requiring it though. Doesn't have too much sense for html5 games, although I guess certain parts do.

And how to manifest.json have to look? There isn't explanation on their how to implement API web page? 

 

According your code above it means "one of"- I see logical or ||

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1 hour ago, gonzos said:

And how to manifest.json have to look? There isn't explanation on their how to implement API web page? 

I just googled and used the first thing I found and it worked. https://app-manifest.firebaseapp.com/

1 hour ago, gonzos said:

According your code above it means "one of"- I see logical or ||

Yes, if either is missing, then the package is invalid. The same as:

if(!(file.contains("index.html") && file.contains("manifest.json"))) throw "Bad zip file";

 

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Im using gamedistribution but i will delete all my games, they pay me the first times but from may they dont pay me again i talk with them and say that they are delayed but never pay me again.

I upload more than 50 games in all this months.

Be carrefull with this guys.

Cheers

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On 10/16/2018 at 6:46 PM, Frozennnn said:

Im using gamedistribution but i will delete all my games, they pay me the first times but from may they dont pay me again i talk with them and say that they are delayed but never pay me again.

I upload more than 50 games in all this months.

Be carrefull with this guys.

Cheers

I can confirm that they pay a lot less after time like 100x less

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On 10/19/2018 at 2:24 PM, Prozi said:

I can confirm that they pay a lot less after time like 100x less

Hey Prozi  Last time you said that you will continue using them.  For now you suggest not to deal with them? I just planned to upload more games on their portal... 😪

Maybe the payment decrease occur after them stop featuring games on some of categories... What about impressions/gameplay ratio etc?

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Well Judge for yourself 3 dollars per month is not too much but maybe they changed the api or sth or Im doing something wrong

 

But I see their ads in my game and all they give is about 3$ per month this is ridiculous

 

Maybe i am doing something wrong and you will have more luck

 

I am just honestly telling my case

 

Screenshot from 2018-10-20 21-07-11.png

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I'm a publisher and having games that I distribute also by GD.

I can confirm that in the last 6 month you need to approach them to get the payment - but at least you get, and their minimum payment is low, not like others who can say minimum $500

About eCPM - it dropped. since the beginning of the year it really dropped. on my website BIBIB.net I used to have 0.13 CPC (EURO) and it dropped like hell. I also see it with the games I distribute on other websites. I can't point on the reason, ADS.TXT or Google taking too much control on the market, maybe drop of value in the entire industry. Don't know. But I've heard about it from some publishers and developers.

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I was their member since summer 2017, both as a publisher and developer, and always had problems with payment. For each payment I had to beg several times in order to be paid. But, since August 2018 even that doesn't help anymore. Dozens of emails, and dozens of dummy answers, but no money arrived.

Stay away from GameDistribution!

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16 hours ago, Ailton said:

I was their member since summer 2017, both as a publisher and developer, and always had problems with payment. For each payment I had to beg several times in order to be paid. But, since August 2018 even that doesn't help anymore. Dozens of emails, and dozens of dummy answers, but no money arrived.

Stay away from GameDistribution!

Thanks for this info.   I was planting my game to this site and after reading this stop doing  this.   Also they do not answer to my technical problems emails.    I think this is same story as with merketjs site.   

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@bestgames, haven't you read my comment? I emailed them many times, but with no result. They always say that they're just about to pay, that their financial department is understaffed, mentioning technical difficulties. This comment above, from their support, is exactly an example: canned excuse and mild promise that things will be sorted out. And so goes on for months. I have sent my account info to that exact email several times, but no avail.

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On 1/9/2019 at 11:36 AM, Ailton said:

@bestgames, haven't you read my comment? I emailed them many times, but with no result. They always say that they're just about to pay, that their financial department is understaffed, mentioning technical difficulties. This comment above, from their support, is exactly an example: canned excuse and mild promise that things will be sorted out. And so goes on for months. I have sent my account info to that exact email several times, but no avail.

Hello,
I also have bad experience with Gamedistribution, they don't pay me my revenues from April 2018 to this day 2019 - and yes this is lot of money (over 10k Euro). I also write them but response from their support team is still same.. only excuses and lies eg. their system does not work or that accountant have not time.. I want mention that this company is not from Amsterdam in Netherlands, officially is from Turkey, YES... lies lies and lies, it's just a whole fraudulent company as PONZI scheme...

I heard and have info that Gamedistribution owned by OrangeGames accumulate funds, its over 8M - 10M€ (yes, millions euro on their AdSence account). Btw. Their company last year bought game developer Habbo. https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/17/orangegames-acquires-majority-stake-in-habbo-developer-sulake/ .. You can now understand why they need steal so many money.

I wrote them to all mails, but got only excuses and lies.

@Ailton  I think that this company is a huge scam similar to Ponzi scheme, and NO this is not cute response.. I published over 50 games with hundreds hours of hard work and I didnt get any money...

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21 hours ago, bestgames said:

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Hi Bestgames and other people in the thread.

We are sorry to have caused this annoyance and are looking to fix it asap!
There is no Scam! Everybody gets paid even though we have these massive delays.
And our HQ is indeed in Amsterdam area, not a Turkish company at all.

The finance department has started to catch up since last week and we are looking to backtrack on delayed payments this week.😅

We understand that this has been a bad situation, but please do not make this personal by sharing personal info of employees that have zero direct influence on the payment process.
So it would be great if you can remove the personal contact info above.

Kind regards,

the Gamedistribution team.

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Hi all,

Sorry to see that some of the developers have had a poor experience with delayed payments.
But to make this clear, everybody that uses gamedistribution.com will be and has been paid!

We made a big payment round in the last few days to get back on track again so nobody has been or ever will be scammed out of their hard earned money.
We strive to get these payment delays sorted and hope this will be a thing of the past soon.

Best,

Gamedistribution Team

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On 1/18/2019 at 3:27 PM, Lakshay said:

I don't think they're good for developers, But they can be good for publishers.

 

Hi Lakshay,

 

We are actually do very well for the developers AND the publishers as they all get an equal share of the revenue!
So there is no more benefit for a publisher or a developer, we all make the same great shares for as long as your game is live with us. 🙂

Cheers,
The GameDistribution.com Team

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