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- Projects: e·phem·er·al, Aeronaut
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Hey guys! I was wonder how many of you promote your game outside the lemma forums and what platform you tend to use? Tumblr, facebook, twitter, personal website etc? A lot of people on this site seem to be pretty self contained. I also noticed a lot of people who do link to blogs tend to link to personal ones and not ones solely for their game/company. Maybe it's because most on here are hobbyists and I know keep multiple sites updated is a nightmare sometimes. I'm terrible at just keep my WIP post updated sometimes. lol
But yeah, I do need some more blogs to follow so if you do have one. Share it out! I'm also curious on how people run and set up their blogs. It's the web designer in me.
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- Projects: Iron Company
- Tumblr: doodlemancy
- Deviantart: doodlemancy
- Location: internet
I'm a total noob at this, it's my first game and I'm just starting to try to build interest, but I started a blog for Iron Company
last month and I just sort of scream into the void whenever I feel the need. I like having a record of my progress because it keeps me from despairing when I feel like I'm not getting anywhere.
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- Deviantart: fleetp
I promote my work at a forum that I co-administer, at another one where I am a moderator, and at three others. Several of the sites are adults only, so I won't post links in this topic. I don't have a blog. I do think having a blog is a good idea, for those who have the time to maintain it.
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- Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:37 am
- Completed: Ladykiller in a Bind
- Projects: StoryDevs
- Tumblr: jakebowkett
- Deviantart: jakebowkett
- Github: jakebowkett
- Location: Australia
It's not a development blog for a game, but I update my progress on StoryDevs on Tumblr. Here's a link to that
. Eventually I'd like to have a blog on the actual site but for now I'd prefer to devote time to other things. I will say that making your Tumblr blog approximate the theme of your website is a pain in the butt.
doodlemancy wrote:I like having a record of my progress because it keeps me from despairing when I feel like I'm not getting anywhere.
Yeah it's really good for motivation IMO, though as fleet says it takes time to maintain. I often find that writing a good
blog post can take like an hour, especially if you're trying to explain something complex to an audience who mightn't be familiar with what you're talking about. In my case this was a recent blog post about display bugs on iOS devices. Was hard to think of an approachable way to describe the bugs without giving a dry, technical run-down.
Edit: actually added the link
StoryDevs — easy-to-search profiles for VN devs (under construction!)
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- Completed: Death Room; Don't Take This Risk; War: 13th Day; War Specials
- Projects: Beauty and the War (X Playing Pieces)
- Organization: Poison Apple Tales
- Tumblr: poisonappletales
- Deviantart: PoisonAppleTales
I use tumblr
as my game's website, wordpress
for my (sparsely updated) blog, twitter
for the occasional WiP, Facebook
for the same thing as the last, and deviantART
for my art. My busy schedule makes it difficult to juggle several different platforms, but I do the best I can. I love making friends, so let me know who you are and I'll be happy to follow you back. And if you have any pointers as a web designer, I'm all ears.
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- Projects: A Very Important Date
- Organization: Naïve Sprites
- Tumblr: naivesprites
- Deviantart: naivesprites
- itch: naivesprites
- Location: OH, USA
We use a few different sites to help promote ourselves: Facebook
, and DeviantArt
are our main ones. Tumblr is our main posting place, but we usually share the same posts on Facebook and Twitter. We've been slowly updating DeviantArt with some of our artwork for the game and merchandise we plan to sell at conventions.
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- Projects: The Devil's Broker
- Location: Seattle
I post my progress most frequently on my Twitter
, but I am planning to start maintaining a devblog on our website
and probably cross-post entries to various other platforms and websites, such as this one. Promotion is a lot of work, but I think running a devblog is a great way to keep people interested in your game.
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- Projects: Codename: NSD!
- Organization: Forkheads
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- itch: yomuchan.itch.io
- Location: Somewhere over there.
I just have a cruddy text document.
... okay, so I'm pretty much new to this developer schtick and have no idea how to actually properly DO marketing.
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- Projects: Shison L, Cosmic Raven
- Organization: Progeny Gaming, LLC.
- IRC Nick: Shagwrath
- Deviantart: shawnbaybo
- Location: St. Louis, MO. USA.
Myself personally, I learned that if I spend a bunch of time promoting and building sites for my games that I lose steam and lose interest. It's too much to handle when you're just doing it to learn, as a hobby or still learning how to make games.
I do post pics on my personal facebook, and sometimes on imgur (not recommended)
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- Completed: Blue Rose, AO: Broken Memories, My Eternal Rival, Dust
- Projects: AO: Fallen Star
- Organization: White Cat
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I mostly use my twitter
for development info bits (along with random chatter), but sometimes my tumblr
has art updates and wips. It might be more fitting for this.
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