From Gamer to Developer #2 - Reaching out
by, 09-27-2016 at 12:41 AM (1901 Views)
Hello, in my previous post we covered the basics of the foundation that your first project needs. In this section of the series we will touch on how and where to expose your project to the public, gathering initial feedback, start forming your community and preparing your campaign.
Nowadays there are many gaming communities out there. Some of the major publishers have their own community based online game store catalogs like U-Play and Origin. But probably the most popular one is Steam.
In this section we are going to talk about the features that Steam offers to the independent developers and how you can start your own community on Steam before your game is released. Pitch your game concept to potential players and gain initial feedback from the gaming community. To do that, you will need an active Steam account.
Another important aspect of the independent game development is the crowd funding campaign. One of the places that you can start your campaign is the well known KickStarter. There are plenty of information out there on how to prepare for your crowd funding campaign and you can engage PR firms that specialize in digital marketing promotions.
Some of the key elements you need on your KickStarter campaign page are your project video, gameplay videos, screenshots, detailed information about the game, pledges that offer unique rewards for your backers and the reason you are starting the crowd funding campaign.
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