The promotion of games to others, because otherwise no one would be playing your game!

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How to capture video of my mobile game?

I've been keeping a blog for my current Android game and as I get closer to an actual playable version of the game, screenshots just aren’t enough to show new progress anymore. What I need is video. ...
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As a indie, how to protect your game?

As a indie, you might not work in a company. And you may have a great game idea and you feel it gonna be a big success. When you released your game. How do you protect it as your own creation? So that ...
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Ads in mobile game [closed]

I have a game with a menu screen, game screen, game over screen. Do you recommend to use ads in all of them? Is it good for user experience?
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Is there a way to make money from indie downloadable games? [closed]

It appears that there are ways to make money with flash games through portal and aggregator sites and embedded ads. But I do my programming in C and C++. I've started a prototype which relies on a ...
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My game is just about finished! What do I do now? [closed]

I have an HTML5/canvas game just about finished and ready to launch. It's a 2d game in which you explore and disrupt a procedurally-generated landscape, crafting items and structures to survive. I ...
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How I can advertise my browser game [closed]

I developed a browser-based game. It's a Multiplayer Business Strategy Game. Currently I am unable to find a place where I can advertise my game. My main requirements are : I can only pay via Credit ...
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How to get a game popular without a publisher?

I have just finished a game I had been developing last month, but whilst making the game I was pestered by the fact that I had no way of getting it to the public eye. I didn't want to pitch it to a ...
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How should I market a mobile game with a low budget? [closed]

I'm looking to release a mobile game soon (initial release on Android) with a marketing budget of $0. What are some ways to market the game without purchasing ad's? EDIT: Please note I'm looking for ...
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How to promote an indie game on Google Play? [duplicate]

We're currently on the Alpha stage and searching through possible ways to promote our game. Hope you can help with advice.
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Should developers make their games easier with new versions?

It seems that the game Angry Birds is becoming gradually easier with new versions. Maybe so people get the illusion of progress and satisfaction of breaking new records? I would like to know if ...
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Best free advertising for Facebook strategy game [duplicate]

I have written a game for Facebook. I think the game is fun to play, although the graphic presentation is primitive since I am not a graphic artist/web designer I am the only Facebook user playing ...
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Does Facebook give new games any free promotion?

I would like to understand, if Facebook gives some free out of the box promotion for new games? I see "New Games" section in Facebook App Center, does every new game gets in there?
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Novice Mobile Game Developers | Publishing on our own or Publisher?

So we are almost done with our first indie game, developed on Android. We believe that the game has potential, our graphics guy is damn good so we have some good eye candy in our game. Now we are ...
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Indie game databases [closed]

as I am approaching the end of development of my iPhone game I find it increasingly difficult to approach magazines / youtubers and bloggers interested in replying to me and featuring a preview of my ...
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Knowing when an ad was clicked

Is there a way in Unity to know when an ad was clicked? Some plugins for different advertising networks have events that fire when the ad was clicked, but if there is no such event - how do I know ...
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Other than the ESA are there other sources for demographic data?

I'm pretty interested in seeing demographic data as I find them good targeting tools. But other than the ESA reports (free) and NPD numbers (paid) does anyone know any other sources for such data?
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My game is mostly complete, how do I find a publisher?

I've been working for quite a while on a game. I'm mostly done with it. Simply finishing the project, adding banners and just publishing it on google play / appstore probably won't bring in any ...
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Which is better: More puzzle apps in Store or more puzzle levels in a single app [closed]

The Question: Given a freemium model (ad-supported with in-app-purchase of additional levels/hints)... are chances of overall success better with a single puzzle app with lots (but varied) ...
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Legal issues concerning using superheroes in games

Before proceeding on with the idea of developing a mobile game that involves superhero characters from both Marvel/DC Comics, I am taking a serious dip into looking into things from a legal point of ...
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What are effective marketing strategies for iPhone games?

So, long story short, some days ago I published an iPhone game, I think the game wasn't that bad tbh, and still I got only 10 sells at $0.99. Are they any publishers, sponsors, or distributors to ...
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Do I have to ask for permission to use real company logos for advertising props in the world in my sports game? [closed]

I'm making a simple turn-based Android ball flicking soccer game and I was thinking of creating a theme in a sports game, like soccer for example, usually had advertisement banner on walls and a bit ...
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Most effective marketing strategy to promote a casual iOS game?

So I posted this on another forum yesterday but that forum got suspended for malware so gotta wait for the webmaster to fix the site. Here's the basics: We've released a press release through PRMac ...
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Where to find market research info on adventure games?

Looks like adventure games are on the rise again. There were several great releases in 2012, including brilliant and highly acclaimed Walking Dead from TellTale. Is there a market research that ...
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Process of getting DEJUS rating (Brazil)?

I would like to get DEJUS rating for my HTML5 game on the Firefox Marketplace, so that I can tell Mozilla to make the game available to users in Brazil. I want the game to be rated as: Livre (general) ...
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How can I record my vector graphics game without blurring the graphics?

A lot of people asked for a trailer for my game, because screenshots do not do it justice. I have tested PlayClaw, Fraps, CamStudio, VirtualDub, and some other minor tools; none have produced a viable ...
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Advantages of Steam Greenlight

Let's assume that I can pick a fairly decent game, build it, and finish it with sufficient chrome plating; let's also assume that I can market it myself to some extent, through my own website. What ...
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Where to find passive advertisements?

Imagine a soccer game. While the player is playing a match, he is seeing the billboards all the time. I want to include that kind of advertisements in my game (obviouly, making profit). Just a brand ...
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App Store free promotion

How can I make my app to be free for certain period of time? Is it ok to switch it to free and then after a day or two switch back to my original price, is it possible and where can I do it?
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Do 2D games have a future? [closed]

I'm currently working on a 2D soft-body physics engine (since none exist right now -_-), but I'm worried that there's no point to spending what will most likely be years on it. Although I love ...
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What is the best way to generate income from mobile games? [closed]

As the title states, what is the best way to get income from mobile games? (taking into consideration that creating the games only costs a lot of time and the games are relatively simple) As I see ...
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I need to sell an almost-complete MMORPG project. How can I do that?

I need your help. We have to sell MMORPG at an advanced stage. The game has a unique engine, written on the need for the game, graphics, sound, map editor, web site etc. As it happens in the play ...
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windows phone 7 apps marketplace paid to free

I have question about paid and free + ad-based apps/games in wp7 marketplace, can I publish my app as paid version initially and later(after a month or so) can i publish the same app/game as free + ad ...
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Can I sell Windows Phone 7 games on the marketplace from India?

I am a developer from India working on a game in WP7. I need to know, can I sell my game in Windows phone apps marketplace or is it like Android market where only free/ad-based is allowed?
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Legal concerns with orchestrating a music submission contest

My team and I are getting pretty far along in the development of our latest game and have been thinking about audio. We decided to host an audio submission contest where we will offer a little cash ...
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Where and how to promote an HTML5 game engine?

I've recently completed an engine, called Irenic. Now, I was wondering, how could one promote it? The process surely is different than promoting a game, because a game can be played by almost anyone, ...
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Marketing: Angry Birds - How it's done

Why do some apps, like Angry Birds, dominate the market while other cool/fun/addicting apps are never heard of? I'm trying to figure out the best marketing strategy, or best way to sell an app to ...
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Where to promote your indie game? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: Where to advertise my game? Let's say I have developed a game and I want to "get it out there". What I have in mind is open-source, non-commercial games. What websites ...
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How can I promote my game? [closed]

I am a beginning indie developer, and I want to get the word out about my game. What sites can I go to to ask about reviews of my game, and where might I be able to talk about and get feedback on my ...
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Why can't I see how many installs my Android game has on the Google Play page?

I made this android game and I uploaded and publish it. And I installed it my phone. But I can't see how many installs on its Google Play page?
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Promoting a Browser Game?

I have a new browser based game that I've worked on for a few months. Obviously all that effort goes to waste if no one sees it. I know there's topics to do with games promotion, but browser games ...
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Looking for articles/books on: How do games make money? What models do they use?

I'm trying to research the ways in which games make money. I want to know more about the models they use (free/premium, trial/subscription, free-to-play with micro-transactions, etc.). In addition, I ...
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Is there evidence that downloading assets on first use rather than bundled with a game download makes a mobile game more popular?

I've noticed quite a few mobile games on the Android platform recently that prompt you to download their assets package when you first run the game. As an example, The Sims 3 is available for iOS and ...
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How was the world game market segmented in 2011?

Is there a source (or perhaps several) presenting how was the world game market segmented in 2011 (or does anybody know themselves)? For example: How many casual gamers there are? What is the total ...
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How to make a market test for the game?

I'm making a casual game on iOS platform. But I'm not sure Do the consumers like my game. How can I make a market test for my game?
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Pricing an application

I decided to make my application for free but introduce donation button. For this I would use paypal. What are the advantages of this monetization model and what are other models to consider? My ...
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How can I get into the educational market?

I believe that my current game project is very well-suited for educational gaming; so well-suited, in fact, that I know of several different schools (one community college and at least one or two high ...
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Setting up Payout on the Microsoft App Hub

I am a Windows Phone 7 developer from India. I want to set up the Payout option on the App Hub for the Paid apps I release. What's the procedure? Do I have to physically mail the W-8 form to ...
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Tips for creating great game trailers

Impressive trailers for your game can really help show players how awesome your game is, but I'm having trouble finding tips that describe how to create a great trailer. I would like to learn about ...
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Do iOS users use Facebook and Twitter buttons within games?

Does anyone have any insight or experience into the successfullness of placing Facebook or Twitter "share" buttons within an iOS game? For example, when a user gets a high score, presenting them with ...
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What distinguishes a free to play game from one worth paying for?

There's a heck of a lot of free games available out there, some of which are as good as games that you have to pay for. My question is, what makes the difference between a game that people will be ...