Promote Your Game!

Looking to get more players or exposure for your game(s)? Creators now have the ability to run their own game “Promos” (aka “ads”) within Core!

This feature is available to all creators regardless of their participation in Perks, their DAU level(s), etc.
Promos can only be bid-on using Core Credits in-platform tokens (both “Purchased” or “Earned” Credits are eligible).

How Do Promos Work?

Promos are ads that creators can make themselves within Core in order to drive players to their game(s). Note that Promos are only displayed within the Core platform itself. Similar to promotion and ad systems on other platforms, Promoted Games is a bidding system. As such, the ability for a Promo to appear can change hourly depending on the activity of other Promos.

  1. Creators bid Core Credits for available in-platform Promo placements.
  2. The higher a creator’s daily bids and total overall budget, the better the probability for their Promo’s appearances and exposure/impressions across Core.
  3. Promos start at the top of the hour after they are created and submitted - they won’t begin appearing immediately after submission. Prior to the top of the hour, the Promo will show as “Scheduled” on the Promoted Games dashboard.
  4. Upon creation/submission of the Promo, the total amount of Core Credits budgeted for the entire duration of the Promo will be deducted from the creator’s Core Credits balance (e.g. 50 Credits/day x 7 days = 350 total Credits).
    If a bid is successful, Purchased Core Credits (if any) will be deducted before Earned Credits. Credits will be refunded for any full day(s) on which the Promo has not run. No refund will be provided if you elect to pause or end an ad early. Promos can only be run once, will be designated as 'Promoted' and are subject to Core's Terms of Service and Code of Conduct.
  5. Promos that have already run are non-refundable. However, refunds will be provided for any full days that a Promo has not been run, such as if it is ended early.

Creating a Promo

In order to access the Promoted Games feature and dashboard, creators must have at least one game publicly published on Core.

To access the Promoted Games dashboard from the Creator Portal after publishing a game:

  1. Log-in to Core via the website at https://www.coregames.com
  2. Click your profile dropdown in the upper-right:



  3. Select “Creator Portal”.
  4. You will then be taken to the Creator Portal.
  5. The Promoted Games menu option will appear on the left in the Creator Portal.
  6. Click “Promoted Games” to access the Promoted Games dashboard:

Promoted Games Dashboard

Once you have accessed the Promoted Games dashboard from the left nav, you will be presented with the following:

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If this is your first Promo, the message “No Promotions found” will appear. Otherwise, all of your previous Promos that you have run will be displayed.

How to Create a Promo

To get started creating a Promo, click the “Create Promotion” button:

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The following will then appear:

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  1. Select Game to Promote: Choose from any of your existing publicly published games (privately-published games are not eligible for Promos).
  2. Set Duration of Promotion: Select how many days you want your Promo to run, from one (1) day up to thirty (30) days.
  3. Daily Budget: This is the number of Core Credits spent per day for running the Promo.
    Your Daily Budget is multiplied by the number of days you wish for your Promo to run. This will calculate your Total Budget which is then deducted from your Core Credits upon submission of the Promo.
    For example, if you had a Daily Budget of 10 Core Credits and wanted to run the Promo for 7 days, a total of 70 Credits would be deducted from your balance prior to running the Promo.
    The higher a creator’s daily bids and total overall budget, the better the probability for their Promo’s appearances and exposure/impressions across Core.
  4. Unique Promotion Name (optional): Enter a name for your Promo (this can be helpful if running multiple Promos at the same time). However, if you don’t enter a unique name for the Promo, the system will auto-generate one for you. This name will only be displayed to the Promo creator.
  5. Hit the “Preview Promotion” button to preview your new Promo before submitting:

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  6. If everything looks good, submit the Promo by clicking the button. Otherwise, hit “Back” to make any necessary changes before submitting.

    If a bid is successful, Purchased Core Credits (if any) will be deducted before Earned Credits. Credits will be refunded for any full day(s) on which the Promo has not run. No refund will be provided if you elect to pause or end an ad early. Promos can only be run once, will be designated as 'Promoted' and are subject to Core's Terms of Service and Code of Conduct.
  7. After successful submission, your Promo (and any others you’ve created) should now appear on your Promoted Games dashboard:

Promotion Performance

Want to see what kind of reach your Promo is getting and how it is performing? Simply click the “Promotion Performance” dropdown within the desired Promo on the dashboard:

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