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Free Google Play Publishing/Android Builds for your game!

#1 Post by Godline » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:17 am

I've been noticing for some reason, many of the games that get released don't end up utilizing the android build option. I figured it's for two reasons:
A. Extension packs are bothersome to make up.
B. Why bother paying to upload to Google Play for one game?

A while ago Xavimat and I went in on a Google Play developer account (not that they're expensive like the Apple ones) because I don't really see the point in people getting one for just one game.

So why not just put up all the Ren'py games from people who don't have their own accounts together as a community initiative?

And that's what I'm doing.

Anyway, the account has been renamed to Visual-Wordplay: promoting all visual novels that want to take advantage of it.
Here's the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deve ... l-Wordplay

If you have a game without an android build let me know, and I can whip up a build, put it up there and even if you're really curious, add your email so you can check the stats.

I guess there has to be some rules otherwise there could be mass chaos.
No R rated games.
All games submitted have to at least have some semblance of professionalism (i.e. no fan-games or things that look like a 12 year old made them).
Nothing extremely offensive.


ALSO, I'd love to have the same option available for iTunes down the line because $99 a year is expensive! So if anyone is willing to do a similar initiative for iOS... please think about it.

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#2 Post by Godline » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:17 pm

Death Room will shortly be available on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... amgazer.dr

(If anyone finds any issues with it, let me know).

And if anyone else wants their game up, also let me know.

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#3 Post by renoa-heartilly » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:26 pm

this is a great way to use an otherwise dead account!
thank you for your generosity!

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#4 Post by Godline » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:34 pm

Hopefully it opens up these games to people that wouldn't have played them otherwise.

I have spent today not working on anything that I SHOULD be working on. ;)

Death Room has been fixed.

New builds:
Cafe Memoria:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... xelsoft.cm

Destiny Voyage:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... rryhime.dv

The Tale of the Talking Frog:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .frog.game

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#5 Post by UsaBerryHime » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:40 pm

Yay! Thanks so much for doing this! Seriously amazing!! Thank you for your hard work and generosity <3:)
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#6 Post by Godline » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:31 am

Awww. <3

I've updated the games which had issues with them. Should be all worked out now.

By the way, for everyone that I put a game up for, I download the game unto my phone and rate it. Make sure you share around the links if you want your app to go higher in the Google Play store (I've never quite worked out the marketing side of things, so don't ask me about that...)

Kusoge:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kusoge.vn

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#8 Post by Karl_C » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:54 am

I don't know if I understand properly, but I guess your goal is to create public interest in Ren'py games on 'Google Play'?

May I suggest a game, that is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported' license (I'm neither the developer, nor I have anything to do with this game in any way), too?

This game has aroused my interest in VN's and Ren'Py years ago: don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story

Although it's from 2011, it still has nice features and it's not too big (40MB).

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#9 Post by Godline » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:09 am

Hey, thanks. And yep, it's about public interest in Ren'py games on 'Google Play' and just another option for creators to take advantage of if they don't want to do it themselves.

It's been really successful so far.

Kusoge has 60 downloads and lots of five star reviews, it's an awesome game so it's well deserved.

The others have their fair share of interest too.

Technically I probably would be able to put up any games under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported' license (I think) but I would really rather have the creator's direct approval first especially because I could put up a CC game on the account but if another person posts the same game, the account may be flagged and get removed on Google.

So if that's the case I'd really rather not risk it. Hehe. <3

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#10 Post by SinaAzad » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:06 pm

That's definitely a great thing your are doing ! it makes it faster for players to find other visual novels that way ! (so more people can play them) !

I have found another reason to keep my signature as it is right now !
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#11 Post by MimirollCookie » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:53 pm

Where is Cafe Memoria? 😢

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#12 Post by Godline » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:42 pm

No longer relevant
Last edited by Godline on Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:14 am, edited 1 time in total.

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#13 Post by MimirollCookie » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:38 am

EDIT: NO LONGER RELEVANT >.<

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#14 Post by Godline » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:59 am

I still do this stuff.
There are a couple of new uploads -Lifted Dreams and Running Blade.

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#15 Post by Taleweaver » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:45 am

Godline wrote:I still do this stuff.
There are a couple of new uploads -Lifted Dreams and Running Blade.
I wouldn't mind seeing ADRIFT on there:
http://www.indiedb.com/games/adrift-vn/downloads
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