Just heard the news that Mochi Media are closing.
Sad Sad news. A quick story.
It was September 2008. In that year my marriage ended and I had spent most of it in dire financial trouble staggering from one late bill payment to another. I also spent most of it making little Flash games, games which although I thought were great made no money. Finally I got to the point in September where I made a decision. I’ll make one more Flash game, if that’s a success I’ll carry on making games, if not I’ll pack it all in and go get a 9-5 somewhere in London. At that point my life could of gone one way or another. I made a little game called Christmas Crunch, it was sponsored by MindJolt.com and went live on the 18th of November, that first day it had some 55k ad impressions and made $51.46, and completely changed my life. Christmas Crunch went onto 194 million plays, and made me enough to pay all my bills for 3 years, and it was thanks to Mochi that it happened.
So farewell Mochi, thanks for everything and affecting peoples lives like you did.