I am working on a fairly simple indie game. I wanted to get some live feedback before taking the game all the way to completion. I am able to release a beta version with stripped down graphics, and was thinking of putting this on an online game portal like Kongregate. If the game is popular I will carry on and make a more advanced version to release on the various app stores.
My question is, are there any pitfalls to think about regarding the above? How far along should the final game be before releasing the demo? Here are my thoughts so far:
- Good way to test and get feedback
- Some revenue if portal features royalties
- Possibility for game to get cloned/ripped off
- Smaller audience for final game if they played the online version