Surf Slots Reskin – Adding Value To Your Game Reskins


This is the original Surf Slots game – a basic Slot machine for IOS devices.


It suffers from a lack of retina (HD) graphics, no iPad support and relativelly poor choices for monetization (bad enough to stop the app getting approved by Apple in some cases).

Its more or less a “what NOT to do” with reskinning games.

We reskinned this game for a client recently, adding retina (HD) graphics, added full iPad (even iPad retina) support, and importantly changed the monetization model that not only is a much more rewarding and fun experience for player, but one that will likely make more money as well.

Please don’t think I am being too harsh on this game, at some point it may have actually worked from a monetization view point, but its pretty clear the person who added the monetization has given no real thought about the players experience, and that is a terrible mistake.

This is our reskin, Dragon City Slots.


Never forget in this business that your audience plays the games you reskin and upload, if your focus on what you are getting out of it, as opposed to ensuring an ongoing and fun game for the player, you will get told in no un-certain terms, by your players what they think – They will un-install/not play the game, and for you that means no income.

It is possible to have a game that plays well, keeps players entertained and can make you money as well. You just have to think a little bit about this. Do you like ad’s yourself? If you find the experience bad (playing the game) its likely a player will as well. What makes you think a player will hang-around and play your game if its full of ads and a bad playing experience? Guess what? They won’t!

Take a look at the video below where I go into this in much more detail. If you want to see this in higher resolution, click the Youtube link at the bottom right of the video.




About the Author Tim Buchalka

Tim and his team completed over 500 reskins for himself or clients, and is an expert in the field.He has written 3 complete games, and has two complete video courses on Udemy that are about reskinning (as well as an Android development course with over 16,000 students!). You can find out more about Tim’s video courses here. He has also written a 110 page ebook about reskins that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed with reskins which is available on this website. You can get a complimentary copy of this ebook as well as discounts to his video courses by visiting this link. To contact Tim, visit this sites contact page.

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