Special announcements refer to the popup advertisements Nitrome uses to promote their mobile games and mobile game updates on Nitrome.com. Whenever the site is accessed,the most recent special announcement will appear, unless the "No Thanks" option was previously selected on the same computer account.
Special announcements appear as a rectangular module that covers most of the main area of the site. Any exposed areas not concealed by the popup are dimmed, with focus given to the advertisement. One large image within the popup displays an illustration related to the subject being advertised. Links are seen on the right side in the form of buttons related to the advertisement's theme.
Three rectangular buttons, equal in length, occupy most of the bottom width of the screen. These buttons' colours are adjusted to match the colour scheme of the promotional picture.
When a special announcement is displayed, visitors can view the trailer and visit the game's official website by clicking on the corresponding links within the largest picture on the popup. The buttons below allow setting preferences for viewing the advertisement. Visitors can choose "No Thanks", which prevents the ad from appearing when they visit Nitrome.com again, "Remind Me Later", which hides the popup until the site is re-visited or "Get it now!", which leads to additional links to stores that sell the game or application.
The special announcement for Endless Doves, released on November 12th 2014, strayed from the regular special announcement setup in that the "X" button appears and is bigger and the "Download now" button leads to the mobile module. These changes are likely because the game is completely free.
|iOS release of Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage||20 June, 2013||The trailer link opened a playable video embedded within the popup.|
|Android and Amazon release of Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage||7 May, 2014|
|First release of 8bit Doves||28 August, 2014||The "Get it Now" and "Website" buttons both lead to the 8bit Doves website.|
|12 November, 2014||The "Download now!" button lead to the mobile module.|
|4 December, 2014|
|Platform Panic||17 December, 2014|
|Gunbrick||8 January, 2015|
|Magic Touch: Wizard for Hire||25 February, 2015|
|Silly Sausage in Meat Land||25 March, 2015|
|Cooped Up||6 May, 2015|
|Green Ninja||10 June, 2015|