Developing a Sci-Fi RPG (Zunyrook) and few other games on the side.

RSS My Blogs

Well you may take this list as a grain of sand because I haven't been in the indie scene for long. Not even released a game yet. I still found some valuable lessons which are actually quite common knowledge when you think about it. I write it in the perspective of the gamer in me.

  • DO a website for your game. If you're passionate about your game a website is kind of a must and it should be a collection of well-organized information, promo screenshots (or development screenshots if your game hasn't been released yet) and videos (embedded from Youtube, Vimeo, etc.), links to your social profiles if any. Keep it up to date and simple. It is the landing page and ultimate promotion to your game. Make links to where the game can be bought or downloaded.
  • DON'T fill your game promo page with ads. This is just an opinion but I think if you're promoting your game, it is an ad in itself. Same goes for the trailer of your game. Show the ads in development videos, blogs, etc. but a trailer should be 'clean' and free of distractions
  • DO self-promote. Really, I see a lot of great games that aren't promoted enough. Either by lack of will or how. Don't let your awesome game sink into obscurity. Tweet about it with moderation (not every minute), write blog posts, use gaming forums to gather feedback. Anything! Let me see the screenshot or logo of your game around the web. That is what sticks to mind!
  • DON'T be afraid to monetize your game how you see fit. Learn what is best for your type of game. F2P is not evil as long as you do it right. Respect your players, that is the key.
Start a group Groups
Indie Devs

Indie Devs

1,591 members Hobbies & Interests

A group dedicated to indie and standalone game development.

Team of One Game Development

Team of One Game Development

83 members Hobbies & Interests

This group is for you which want to show in your profile you are a single person developing a game, making if not all the game aspects(music, coding...

Science fiction fans

Science fiction fans

773 members Arts & Literature

A group for all ModDB and IndieDB fans of science fiction.

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Last Online
Finland Finland
Become friends
Member watch
45,179 of 655,665
1,664 (1 today)
Time Online
1 hour
Activity Points
3 members
Site visits
Send Message

Latest tweets from @atsiitech

RT @JamoGames: #3 Arrived nearby

Mar 13 2018

Humble Bundle has some audio software:

Mar 8 2018

RT @Kirokaze: Massive Galaxy is on the steam store, check it out:

Mar 8 2018

Been said many times before but the worst annoying UX design is autoscrolling. Worse even than popup IMO. Just came…

Mar 8 2018

RT @michael_klier: Hey friends, remember when I was looking for an alternative to Inkscape that's easy to use? Well, I just came acros…

Mar 7 2018

RT @kurtruslfanclub: it came past here

Mar 7 2018

RT @tyinfaowei: Hey everyone, I’m Yinfaowei Harrison. Color key artist/ BG painter. I’m a Nigerian. #WeAreNigerianCreatives

Mar 1 2018

RT @2dCale: A rainy night here in Lisbon. 🌧

Feb 28 2018

RT @massivegalaxy: Our Steam Page is now live! Don't forget to add us to your Steam wishlist, if you want! #massivegalaxy #gamedev

Feb 26 2018

RT @UmeshuLovers: While waiting for the trailer, the first screenshots of Forest of Liars :

Feb 26 2018