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Dec 3 2017 Anchor

Hey Guys,

We are developing our game first game, and everything is going quite well, and we have a playable game 😊 hurra.

We are the stage, where we want to start to build up a fan base for the game. The first step is to post on different indie forums, so people can see the game and follow the process on the game, and start building a fanbase that way. There are so many websites we can post on, and we are not quite sure which websites are useful and which are bad.

So I will hear if you guys will give us some advice on which homepage to use? :)

We are using Moddb, but we would like more :)

Thanks in an advance 😊

Dec 3 2017 Anchor

If you are using an already made engine, one of the good moves is to talk mainly on the forums that are built around that engine.
For example, Unreal Engine 4 at Content Creation forum, Rendering (to showcase your work) and overall Work in progress forum.
When it comes to the game itself, good idea is to find forums that are about the similar type of games, or even entire steam groups.

Most of the development forums such as IndieDB can provide some of "fan base" but keep in mind that sites like indieDB are mostly made of a point to go not point from which people come. As you may already guess forums here are quite slow sometimes even a post a day or less.

If you really have a playable game, you can showcase it on Twitch, Youtube or even share a small portion of the game as a demo.
Keep in mind that making a "fan base" takes a lot of time but if you treat your player base with the respect they will treat you with the same.

Dec 3 2017 Anchor

Hey Lionsart :)

Thanks for the advice :) yeahh i know it is super hard to create a fan base for our game. We are hoping to release our game in June and we want to start now to promote our game :)

Dec 3 2017 Anchor

Happy to help. It's a good idea to start promoting your game as soon as you have a bare minimum of a playable demo. Hope you made it, good luck to you and your team with the project.

INtense!
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Dec 3 2017 Anchor

Step one is to list your game on the site: www.moddb.com/games/add

Step two, setup a presskit, get media / video, articles up

Step three, all social media

Then start posting as much as you can. It may start slow but don't be discouraged, fanbases are best built gradually because you never know when a big streamer, reviewer, publisher or someone takes notice and your game hits the critical mass you need. Good luck

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Scott Reismanis
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Dec 4 2017 Anchor
INtense! wrote:

Step one is to list your game on the site: www.moddb.com/games/add

Step two, setup a presskit, get media / video, articles up

Step three, all social media

Then start posting as much as you can. It may start slow but don't be discouraged, fanbases are best built gradually because you never know when a big streamer, reviewer, publisher or someone takes notice and your game hits the critical mass you need. Good luck

Step 4 - maybe try to reach Youtubers/Streamers yourself???

Dec 7 2017 Anchor

HEy Instense :)

Thanks alot for your pointers :)

Zizulot, i can't really see your message ?


Dec 8 2017 Anchor
Snigtryg wrote:

HEy Instense :)

Thanks alot for your pointers :)

Zizulot, i can't really see your message ?

Try contacting some youtubers, you give them game/money they will do lets play

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