Want to see your work on Mousebreaker.com?

If you make flash games either professionally or as a hobby, we're interested in hearing from you.

We often licence games on a non-exclusive basis for publication across the Mousebreaker portfolio, and if a game is really good we'll offer an exclusive deal. We pay a good price, work professionally and have a good reputation within the industry.

You'll also get your work shown on the UK's biggest flash games site to over 4.5 million people per month, and may get additional exposure from our sister publications: Nuts and NME.

What are Mousebreaker looking for when licensing a game?

If you've made a great, addictive game, we definitely want to hear from you. We do get a lot of game submissions each day though, so here's some things to bear in mind about our audience and the type of games they like:

  • Our audience is primarily UK based and targeted at 18-24 year old men.
  • We like our games to be easy to play, but difficult to master with a fair learning curve.
  • Our site is built on games that are quick to load - lots of our titles are under a megabyte in size. We do make exceptions, but in general we prefer games to be no bigger than 5mb.
  • We like games to have high scores that we can run on our own high score system - as a rule we don't use mochi-high scores or equivalent. Don't worry - it's easy to implement, and we can help if it's not immediately obvious.
  • Games should have a good replayability level.
  • Levels are good, as we like our players to have something to aim for
  • A cheeky irreverent sense of humour is something you'll see throughout our most successful games. If you have that tone, we'll usually be more interested.
  • Due to the sheer volume of game submissions we receive, we can't reply to everyone unfortunately. If you haven't heard from us within 2 weeks, it's probably best to seek another sponsor.

FAQ

Q. What levels of sponsorship do you offer?

A. Mousebreaker offer various levels of sponsorship, depending on the game and the developer. These range from exclusive licences to non-exclusives.

If you don't want payment, or have a distribution version to share from another site, we might put your game up for 24 hours in our Game of the Day slot on the homepage.

Q. Why should I choose Mousebreaker?

We think we're pretty good to work with, and developers seem to agree:

  • We pay promptly
  • We are flexible to developer's needs
  • We offer constructive feedback throughout the development process

Q. What changes does my game need to appear on Mousebreaker?

A. That depends on the sponsorship package. If we're paying for it in any way, we'd expect:

  • A Mousebreaker splash screen added
  • The game to work with our high score script
  • All adverts removed
  • All links removed
  • For the game to be site-locked to Mousebreaker.com

Additionally, if you're looking for an exclusive or primary licence, we may request certain gameplay changes to fit with the ethos of the site.

If you're just wanting to be featured as game of the day, we generally will feature the game 'as is' - though it has a higher chance of appearing on the site if it doesn't feature too much advertising or obtrusive links to other websites.

Q. Does Mousebreaker need access to my source code?

A. That depends on the agreement we sign with you. Obviously if we are taking your source code along with the game, we pay more.

Q. So I need to sign a contract?

A. Yes - to protect you as much as us.

If you have any doubts about working with us, we can point you in the direction of developers who will vouch for us as employers. We wouldn't have lasted as long as we had if we were in the habit of annoying developers!

Q. Do you ever commission games to order?

A. Yes, but generally only with trusted developers who have worked with us before.

If you haven't worked with us previously and have an idea that is just perfect for Mousebreaker (hint: sports games do brilliantly), then feel free to email us anyway, but we'll need to see a work-in-progress to be sure your style matches ours.

Q. I sent in a sponsorship enquiry, but never got a reply! Why?

A. Sorry - with the sheer number of sponsorship requests we get, we can't reply to everyone. As a general rule, if you haven't heard from us within 2 weeks (aside from busier times, like Christmas), you should probably seek sponsorship from elsewhere.

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