Once more, I wanted to make a new Extension for GameMaker Studio. I’ve been willing to show Ads from AdMob in my game Devilicious but I had a long To-Do list of Ad Extensions. After the release of the Facebook Audience Network Extension, it was clear for me, the next Extension would be the Firebase AdMob Extension!
With this Extension you’ll be able to display ads from the Firebase AdMob SDK provided by Google. As you should know, AdMob is one of the most famous Ad platforms to monetize games and apps. It has a powerful dashboard where you can set up the kind of ads you want to display on your games or apps.
I decided to make this Extension due to the new type of Ads that Google has implemented: the Rewarded Video Ads! 😍
The Rewarded Video Ads have been present in a lot of other Ad platforms like Chartboost, Unity Ads, AdColony, etc. But now with the last version of Firebase AdMob, you’ll also be able to display this very interesting type of ads. The behavior is identical to other Ad platforms. A Rewarded Video Ad is displayed to the user, the user can skip the video (if this is option has been enabled) or not, and if the user watches the video until the end, an event will be fired to notify that you should give a reward to your user.
The Extension is available for both platforms Android and iOS with its last SDK versions respectively:
- Android SDK v10.2.0
- iOS SDK v7.19.0
As usual with all my other Extensions, you’ll be able to import this Extension in your GameMaker Studio 1.4 projects. And also for your GameMaker Studio 2.0 projects. I’ll still give support for GameMaker Studio as far as YoYo Games let me do it 😊
What kind of ads will you be able to display? Good question! There are three different types of ad:
Rewarded Video Ads
If you want to check the progress of this GameMaker Extension you can also do it in the public Trello Board: https://trello.com/b/Aeu2O2rS/firebase-admob-extension