July 10th, 2012
We’ve been negotiating a LOT these past few weeks and it has boiled down to 2 serious sponsors. We’ve been negotiating back and forth with them for a while now, to see which one of them can give us the best offer for the game. We’re on the edge of agreeing with one of these 2 sponsors since they’re both on their final offer. We just need to clarify some details and it’s done. Next step will be to adjust the game according to the sponsor’s requirements and we’ll be ready to define a release date.
In case you’re wondering, sometimes sponsors ask for some changes in the game, while offering different amounts. Some want to remove ads, some don’t care. Some want to add stuff, some want to remove some, etc. In other words, it’s a bit complicated to find out which offer is the best one. Sponsor also need to know about new offers from other sponsors so they can adjust theirs, which makes the whole process even longer.
The process of finding a sponsor usually takes around 1 month, but it can sometimes take a lot more time, as you can see now. We’re aware that it’s testing your patience (and we take it as a compliment), but you need to remember that we do this for a living and that we need to maximize our income when possible. It might take a little more time to release our games, but in the end it helps us gain more money so we can continue eating and stuff, well… you know, the basics ;]