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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Zero Budget Marketing

Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 02:18
therevillsgames
Something to think about Dave for your Chopper game: How to Successfully Market Your Indie Game on a $0 Budget: Linkage
Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 02:18
GfK
Will check that out in a bit... vid is a couple of years old and suspect I may have seen it. Won't hurt to brush up tho.
Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 03:12
therevillsgames
Slides can be found here

http://www.indiegamegirl.com/konsoll-2013/

Basically start talking / marketing about it NOW!
Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 03:42
Jayenkai
I once tried Pre-Release "marketing".
Hype for BlastTrax was super-high on Twitter, and it was looking like it'd sell at least 20-or-copies to those who were banging on about how good it looked.

Didn't.

Marketing's all bollocks.

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 05:28
rychan
I tried reaching out to about 50 or so review sites for both android and iOS for Super Grid Run and was met with great reviews from a lot of android review sites, even being mentioned in the top 10 average review scores for android games in 2013 by one in particular.

The iOS sites, all disregarded me and it reflected in game sales, over 1000 on google play, just 50 on the app store, with a smattering on the ouya 'n' gamestick.

It's worth doing imho, but you have to plan things out a while beforehand and just, well, be honest with people, you want reviewers to be on-side with your game over the 100's of other review requests they get.

Indie Game Girl was a good resource for me when I self published Super Grid Run so I second therevillsgames link, it'll be handy.

Best of luck with the marketing / publishing GfK, feel free to share ideas on here so, if we can help out, we can

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:53
GfK
Going to give this a watch in a few mins when kid's gone to bed.

This marketing thing tho... I have a massively hard time convincing myself that anyone really gives a flying shite about anything I do. If I can't do that, it's always going to be a bitch of a job convincing others.
Posted : Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 16:48
therevillsgames
I think your chopper game looks the bee knees and really want it to do well for you... hopefully doing the "simple" marketing items suggested helps a lot.
Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 05:57
GfK
Thx )

Finally watched the rest of the vid... early marketing - got it!

Which brings me neatly back to the "title" dilemma! Can't really do anything without that.
Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:30
Jayenkai
Marketing Campaign : Post a few pics/gifs on Twitter and ask for naming suggestion?

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Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:22
Dabz
Operation Eagle Fury

Dabz

Edit: There was an actual mission called that!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Fury

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Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:37
GfK
I'd quite like to avoid Operation <whatever> as a title, as I'll have those as individual missions.

I've been through lists of guns, ancient weapons, swords, Japanese/Greek mythology, gods, snakes... you name it.

|edit| I quite liked Black Thunder, until I realised:
a) It's a bit near to Blue Thunder
b) It's a theme park in India

FFS
Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 11:57
Dabz
A.R.C
Airborne Rescue and Combat

Sorta build a "crew" around it, a team A.R.C. if you will... I know the SAS have Blue Thunder.

Dabz

EDIT: You beat me to Blue Thunder... They're class them... Well, I think anything SAS is brill... I'm an avid reader of their stories!

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Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:33
GfK
Hmmm..... you could be onto something there...
Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:47
Dabz
\o/

Dabz
Posted : Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 13:21
therevillsgames
Food for thought regarding names : https://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com/articles/choosing-the-right-name-for-your-game--gamedev-3895

https://armorgames.com/news/10-tips-to-making-a-great-game-name