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Jun 30 2014, 12:49pm Anchor

Hey guys,

We're a small danish company called Kunju Studios who love games and have previously worked on tools for gamers and game developers.

Over the past months we have been working on a way to put the work and ideas of indie game developers in the spotlight. What we’ve come up with is Epocu.

Envisioned to be a hub for upcoming games and game concepts, Epocu offers developers a unique opportunity to test their ideas and assumptions before investing time in it. Upon presenting the idea, developers can set up the interest goal to see if they can achieve the critical mass of people interested in their game concept.

Once the interest goal you set up is achieved, a message of your choice will be shared through the social media of your supporters at the time you think you would benefit most from the buzz and attention it deserves.

We hope you will check it out and help us make the platform that the indie game development deserves. Epocu is completely free to use and it always will be, in hopes that the attention created helps you find investors, a fanbase as well as lay down a solid foundation for a kickstarter campaign.

If you’re interested to learn more about us, you can check it out in more detail here. Epocu.com
Feel free to leave us your feedback or suggestions in the comments; we will do our best to answer you as soon as possible! :-)

Jun 30 2014, 5:08pm Anchor

Well, I admit that I was skeptical at first. The AAA games industry has made me almost completely resistant to hype. Too many times have I been disappointed/lied to.
But the premise is rather interesting; I have to admit.
I have one question I need to ask you though. How tight is your quality control? On your FAQ you state that "[...] everyone is allowed to use it" which is something I don't quite like. I think such a platform should be restricted to people who have something to actually show.
If Greenlight has taught me anything, it's that idea-guys and scammers will take every opportunity to waste everyone's time and/or money. Basically I don't want to see this promising platform become a place with a lot of trash.
I sure as hell won't put my project on there if the platform is full of Flappy Bird/Slender clones and the like.

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Jun 30 2014, 5:18pm Anchor

Hi there, you have no idea how glad we are to hear that you like the concept! :-)
If you look through the games you will see that we are keeping the standard high, we are not accepting games that don't have any material to show,
such as videos or pictures for example - we read every game through carefully and quality control, we should state that clearer in the F.A.Q I believe, judging from your words.

We would never accept low quality/copied games, don't you worry about that.

Your feedback is very appreciated and have been noted, we hope to see you on Epocu soon! :-)

Jun 30 2014, 5:41pm Anchor

It is a really interesting concept and I enjoyed discovering how the website works exactly. I am going to seriously consider using this platform for an upcoming project of mine. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 30 2014, 6:04pm Anchor

I am very glad to hear that. :)
Already put the website in my bookmarks and will come back to it once we have something to show.
One more question: What about Google+ integration? I know it's nowhere near as big as Twitter/Facebook, but I think it'd be a nice touch. Considering that groups like Unity3D and Linux (which we are targeting and has a dedicated "Gaming" Feed) have a considerable amount of users, I'd love to see that. (Also: I won't touch Facebook :D)

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Jul 1 2014, 4:21am Anchor

Had a read - all looks very interesting, when my project has better visuals I will consider using it :) Thanks!

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Jul 1 2014, 5:52am Anchor

This is a really nice website and in my opinion, you're deeply contributing to the life cycle of all living and dead things. Congratulations to the creators.

Jul 1 2014, 6:38am Anchor
TheSniperFan wrote:I am very glad to hear that. :)
Already put the website in my bookmarks and will come back to it once we have something to show.
One more question: What about Google+ integration? I know it's nowhere near as big as Twitter/Facebook, but I think it'd be a nice touch. Considering that groups like Unity3D and Linux (which we are targeting and has a dedicated "Gaming" Feed) have a considerable amount of users, I'd love to see that. (Also: I won't touch Facebook :D)

Hi again,
That's really awesome to hear, we're so glad that you have bookmarked! :-)
We look very much forward to have you contributing to Epocu and showing us your awesome game.

The login integration with Google+ have been noted and we will keep it in mind - Thank you so much for the feedback! :-)

Mistergeorge wrote:It is a really interesting concept and I enjoyed discovering how the website works exactly. I am going to seriously consider using this platform for an upcoming project of mine. Thanks for sharing!

We couldn't be any happier to hear that!
We're all very excited to see your game, once you feel ready to show it!

Glitch100 wrote:Had a read - all looks very interesting, when my project has better visuals I will consider using it :) Thanks!

Thank you so much!

Jul 9 2014, 1:53pm Anchor

Loves this idea, bookmarking it too! I believe I've seen something similar in terms of measuring social reach, however I love Epocu's simple design when it comes to how it works. A single post on the supporter's social network? Seems like a good way to hype up games.. that should be hyped.

Jul 10 2014, 7:01am Anchor
Elmvine wrote:Loves this idea, bookmarking it too! I believe I've seen something similar in terms of measuring social reach, however I love Epocu's simple design when it comes to how it works. A single post on the supporter's social network? Seems like a good way to hype up games.. that should be hyped.

Lovely to hear that you have bookmarked it! We're looking much forward to see you as a part of the community :-)
Hehe it should indeed be hyped, too bad there isn't an Epocu for Epocu ;)

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