Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

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Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

Post by baconhawka7x » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:13 pm

Just wanted to make this post because I have seen a lack of talk about the marketing/business side of games on these forums.

Obviously right now all of my released games are very sarcastic and low-quality, and I knew that when I was making them, so I didn't really put much effort into making sure the entire world sees it. But to just build fans in general, I created a little alias with my friend, "Sock Munkee Development", and gave it a youtube channel and a website.

So, what do you do, or plan on doing, or have you done to build up hype for your game and gain/keep fans?

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Re: Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

Post by shatterblast » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:59 pm

baconhawka7x wrote:So, what do you do, or plan on doing, or have you done to build up hype for your game and gain/keep fans?
Ubuntu Linux has a Software Center where you can get software either for a price or for free. If you could convince someone to add one of your titles, then that would be one form of publicity. You could just add a tag in your software to donate if they like your software, or something similar.

You might check out this web page if that interests you:

http://developer.ubuntu.com/publish/

It's nothing to go shy about since Ubuntu has about 20 million users. It can't compare to the Mac or Windows of course, but even Dell supplies Ubuntu as an option for its computers.

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Post by Davidobot » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:25 am

For my game with Gustav, we posted it on IndieDB and attracted people that way, also we updates his twitter regularly and I have a nearly finished game which we can use to build up some hype for the company.
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Post by jjmafiae » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:34 am

indie DB and youtube videos are good places for gaining hype.

im making this game called 9891(it have singleplayer and multiplayer and its old title was The Nuclear USSR, and david(obot) made alot of the textures plus he made the most basic parts of the multiplayer system) im planning to make videos where i test the multiplayer system with a few freinds, im also gonna find some youtubers who are interested in getting a pre-release so they can make videos of it.

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Post by StoneCrow » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:32 am

Agree with everyone saying IndieDB and Youtube, free games are probably the best way to drum up interest in your company though and they are also easy to get released on Desura.

Ofcourse at the later stages of development you can mail RockPaperShotgun or other sites that have shown an interest like Techzwn, but most sites get tons of similar emails all the time and lots don't get read.
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Re: Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

Post by SheilaBrooks » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:10 am

when i first released two of my games i was also facing marketing problems for them, they were not getting much of attention, i decided to build a website and youtube channel for it which my friend who is interested in marketing side advise me, i see lots of people noticing my efforts after that.

Just creating and releasing a game should not do much unless, you are creating some mind blowing video games.

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Re: Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

Post by jjmafiae » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:13 pm

SheilaBrooks wrote:when i first released two of my games i was also facing marketing problems for them, they were not getting much of attention, i decided to build a website and youtube channel for it which my friend who is interested in marketing side advise me, i see lots of people noticing my efforts after that.

Just creating and releasing a game should not do much unless, you are creating some mind blowing video games.
may i see your website? also welcome to the forum.

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Re: Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

Post by Daniel Eakins » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:50 pm

I never actually did it but creating a thread on http://rpgmaker.net/ can probably be useful to gather attention. It's a very large community and, contrary to what the name implies, it isn't restricted to RPG Maker games or even RPGs.

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Re: Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

Post by jjmafiae » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:06 am

Daniel Eakins wrote:I never actually did it but creating a thread on http://rpgmaker.net/ can probably be useful to gather attention. It's a very large community and, contrary to what the name implies, it isn't restricted to RPG Maker games or even RPGs.
dafuk, why is it named rpgmaker then??

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Re: Getting Fans, and Building Hype.

Post by Daniel Eakins » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:38 am

Well I assume it WAS focused on RPG Maker games originally, but eventually expanded its scope.

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