Adding new item on Sheep Arcade is simple process once you know about item types. There are 4 main item types you can add on Sheep Arcade:
- News - News about games, game consoles and devices
- Games - Game description with screenshots, videos, release date, etc.
- Reviews - Game reviews which are detailed with screenshots and videos (there are also short reviews which you can add inside game)
- Devices - Here you can add device for example joystick, gaming mouse, new Wii controller, etc.
To chose which item type you want to add click on tab "Tags" select for tag type "Item types", chose desired type and click "Add record".
When adding games, it is essential to differentiate between these types of games:
- Games with full description, these include: AAA Games, Console games, Android, iOS and other mobile games
- Games which have less info but are not playable online, these include: Shareware games and Downloadable games
- Online games which can be played online immediately, these include flash, html5 games.
Depending on which game you want to add, you need to chose platforms to which it belongs. To do this, on "Tags" tab chose "Platforms" and add all platforms for which game applies. If you are adding online game, you must choose only one platform which is "Flash". For flash games do not forget to add swf file on files tab.
For shareware and download games chose either "shareware" or "download". For mmo games you can choose "mmo" as well as more platforms. For all other games you can add as many platforms as you want, for example following "platform" tags can be added:
To preview game you can click on "Item details (click for preview)". Note that since preview link depends on game name, if you change game name after you click "Add record" you need to refresh browser with F5 in order to use preview link.
When adding screenshots best dimension is 1920x1080. Note that thumbs will be automatically added and deleting image will also delete thumb. To add featured image, choose as file type (on images tab) "featured" and add them as 800x450 images.
You can add unlimited number of features your game has. You can decorate it with screens using Insert->template as described below (first you need to add screenshots/videos).
For you tube videos you simply use youtube embed link in format: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Rvy0KwFyqiI
Adding videos and screenshots in long description
Only correct way to add video or screenshot inside long description or in game review/guide is through "Insert->template" option. Please do not resize or otherwise modify inserted video/screenshot since it will be automatically resized with responsive html design. Failure to follow these rules will make your game rejected. Also, do not choose thumbs from templates since they are low quality.
You can add short reviews guides and news inside each game. Note that this is intended for shorter news, guides and reviews. If you want to write complete 2-3 page review with screenshots, videos, etc. you must add it as new item and choose "review" for item type. Also in that review (news/guide) it is good idea to add custom tag on "tags" tab which is same as game name for which review is written. For example if you write a review for game called Battlefield, you can in review item add custom tag called "Battlefield" so it will be linked with the game itself.
Your item (game, news, review) will be approved within few days of submitting. If it is rejected we will suggest what was the problem with the game, or in some cases we will correct the errors and accept it. We reserve right to modify/correct any item to fit our policies before we accept it. If you are developer almost all of your games will be accepted. If you are online games portal you will probably need to add also our games in most cases in order for your games to be accepted. Excessive ads and links to your portal will result in rejection of the game.