On all versions of Nitrome.com, Nitrome placed a box on the site which would hold small images called "advertisements". These advertisements, unlike third party advertisements, were made by Nitrome and for the purpose of promoting a sequel to a popular game, an recently released page or function, or a link to a trailer. These advertisements do not count towards Nitrome's revenue, nor are used for making money, but for promoting a game or page. They are never animated, and are just an image. Nitrome may have three to four advertisements around the site at a time, the advertisement box randomly picking an advertisement.
The Nitrome 2.0 ad box was shorter length-wise, and had a longer height-wise.
The Nitrome 2.1 box was very similar to the 2.0 box, except that it was taller.
The following advertisements are in order of the date they were released
This advertisement was placed on the Nitrome 1.2 site, asking Nitromians what Nitrome game they would like a sequel to be made up. Upon clicking the ad, the player would be directed to a page where they could vote for a sequel.
The Hot Air 2 ad was one of the very first ads that Nitrome put on their site. It appeared only in the very early stages of Nitrome 1.2, and it announced the upcoming release of Hot Air 2. The ad could not be clicked on, but was simply to look at. Nitrome took it off the site for good after Hot Air 2 was released.
A few months later, Nitrome released another Hot Air 2 ad that linked to a page about the upcoming Hot Air 2.
Want to make games?Edit
In 2007, Nitrome released ads for job applications for Actionscript and Pixel artist at their new London office. One ad showed a picture of a Paint Blower, while the other one featured an Electro Brain. Clicking on either ad would result in linking the player to Nitrome's job page.
Origins of the first ad are unknown. In 2009, Nitrome released an ad about the new Fire Cup in B.C Bow Contest. Clicking on the ad would link the player to the game.
In 2010, when Nitrome first announced they were making a iOS game, they posted an image of a iPod with a question mark in the middle. A new ad was later released that revealed the mystery iOS game to be Super Feed Me. Around the same time, there was another ad advertising the Super Feed Me website. It showed a picture of the Venus fly trap inside a iPhone, reaching it's neck out of the screen.
After the third Icebreaker game was released in December, Nitrome put up an ad to publicize it. The ad showed a red clan viking on ice in the middle of the words "Ice Breaker The Gathering." "Out Now". The ad would link to the game.
After free papercraft downloads were announced, Nitrome released an ad that showed how simple it was to make a papercraft. It also encouraged Nitromians to make papercraft. The ad was linked to the freebies section of the shop.
The website developer ad was put on Nitrome briefly when Nitrome had an open job for a website developer. The image in the ad was the same one used on the Jobs page. Clicking on the ad would take the applicant to the jobs page.
The Nitrome Enjoyment System ad was an ad that said "Old Nitrome", and when clicked on, would link to a image of the Nitrome Enjoyment System (NES)
Nitrome shopEditThe Nitrome shop ad was placed around the site when the Nitrome Shop was launched. The ad is the banner for the Shop, with slight modifications.
iPhone Programmers WantedEdit
The iPhone programmer advertisement was placed around the site in 2011. The ad was for making it known that Nitrome wanted an iPhone programmer.
C++ Programmers WantedEdit
The C++ programmer advertisement was placed around the site in 2013. The ad was for making it known that Nitrome wanted an C++ programmer with objC skills. It appears very similar to the iPhone programmer advertisement, except larger and with different text.
Level builders wanted Edit
The level builders wanted ad was put on to advertise the Level Builder job application for Nitrome. The picture was of a monkey in a robot machine, holding up tile blocks.
When Nitrome released their updated version of their blog in 2001, they also released an ad about it. The ad showed Cuboy saying "Extra! Extra! New Nitrome blog released!" and continued to list off some new features. Clicking on it would link to the blog.
The Facebook ad was placed on Nitrome.com in 2011 to encourage people to see and join Nitrome's Facebook page. The picture was a joke (as with the Twitter ad), becuase it showed pictures of Nitrome characters faces (as with the word Facebook).
The Twitter advertisement on Nitrome.com was placed to encourage people follow Nitrome on the social networking website Twitter. It included birds from Nitrome games, as a joke for the word "Twitter" (as in the sound birds make).
The Nitrome 2.0 ad was posted around the site when Nitrome.com 2.0 was launched. It was to tell people about Nitrome.com 2.0, and featured Cuboy, with a speech bubble talking about about Nitrome 2.0. Cuboy is shouting, "Nitrome 2.0 is here!" and then lists some new features about the new website design.
Coming Soon....EditThe coming soon ad was placed on Nitrome to advertise a new part of the website yet to come. This was to advertise Nitrome 2.1.
The winter games ad was added on the Nitrome website in 2011, to advertise Nitrome's winter themed games. When clicked, the ad would link the person to the Winter games section of their games. This was an updated version of the old winter games advertisement used in 2009.
Best of 2011Edit
The Best of 2011 ad was added to Nitrome at the begining of 2012 (January). This ad would link the person to their blog post when clicked on. The blog post was about some of their games that were nominated on the Jay is Games website. On the advertisement were some of the nominated games.
The Pixel Love ad was shown every week to advertise Nitrome's new game that they nominated for their Pixel Love in their blog. Every new pixel love game would the image for the previous ad. The first pixel love game (Super Puzzle Platformer) did not have an ad. When clicked on, they would link to the Pixel Love game that the reader could play on the Nitrome website.
On December 12, Nitrome updated their site, adding several larger ads to their website. These ads included ones for new Pixel love games. The first Pixel Love game to undergo a transformation in size was Next Please.
The iPhone teaser ad was to advertise Nitrome's "breaking news" regarding iOS. When clicked on, the ad would link the player to a short, mysterious blog post that hinted an upcoming update for iOS. Nitrome later revealed the news to be thir first (finished) iPhone game, Icebreaker! Them second advertisment linked to an informational part of Nitrome's site for the upcoming game.
Ice Breaker Mailing ListEdit
Rovio Stars with Ice Breaker: A Viking VoyageEdit
On May 15, 2013, Nitrome released its first animated ad. The ad would automatically play when the person was on the page, and then infinitely loop and play again. The ad was to inform players of the game about to come out, Ice Breaker: A Viking Voyage, and that it was supported by Rovio Stars. When clicked, it would direct the viewer to the Ice Breaker iOS website. The ad is actually SWF file (as opposed to a GIF), and has its own subpage under Nitrome.com.
In October of 2012, Nitrome released an ad to advertise their newest and first Steam Greenlight game, Flightless. Clicking on the ad would link the player to the Flightless Greenlight page.
Also, another ad can be found when waiting for a distributable Nitrome game to load. After the sponsor ad, a randomly selected ad made by Nitrome will pop up- one of these being for Flightless. The ad encourages fans to vote for Flightless on Steam.
On December 12, Nitrome updated their site, adding several larger ads to their website. These ads included ones for Flightless. These advertisements encouraged fans to vote for Flightless on Steam.
On October 31st, Nitrome released an ad advertising their newly released iOS program. There were five versions of the ad, one showed a scene from the Nitrome Touchy version of Flash Cat, one showed the Nitrome Touchy version of Off the Rails, one showing the Nitrome Touchy version of Magic Touch, one showing an iPhone with words in it, and the fifth showing the Android mascot. At the bottom of all the ads was the word "download". Upon clicking on the ad, the player would be linked to the iTunes or Google Play store page for the Nitrome Touchy download.
Also, another ad can be found when waiting for a distributable Nitrome game to load. After the sponsor ad, a randomly selected ad made by Nitrome will pop up- one of these being for Nitrome Touchy. The ad encourages fans to download or buy Nitrome Touchy from the App Store.
In the shop section of Nitrome.com, the MochiCoins ad was replaced with an ad for Nitrome Touchy. Also, on Nitrome's YouTube page, a large ad was placed at the top of the page, which informed visitors of the Nitrome Touchy.
On December 12, Nitrome updated their site, adding several larger ads to their website. These ads included ones for Off The Rails, Flash Cat, Swindler and Bad Ice-Cream 2, all advertising the ability to use Nitrome Touchy to control the characters of those games.