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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by cliffski, Jan 18, 2008.
Congrats on the great mainstream review!
Nice -- one question though, how do you get magazines like that to review your games? Do they pick it up through press releases, do you send them copies, do they just see the game and decide to review it themselves, etc.?
Dude, I'm shocked they even reviewed you (and Aquaria)... That's fantastic! Maybe the mainstream media really is starting to take indie devs seriously...
Congrats on the score... Hopefully this results in some more sales
Cheers, well it can't hurt I guess.
On a related note, I have a column here:
submitted to digg here:
Feel free to digg me up
Cool article. I agree with what you are saying although I would say the strength of what we have in this little indie scene of ours... is that we can throw off the shackles. Democracy would have been hard pressed to be green-lit at any big shop I have worked at - too many mouths to feed. But if have the courage of your convictions, as a capable indie., you really can design and make any old (or, err, new) game you want and, we can define success in a way that big shops would define as dismal failure. I remember back in the days of SNES playing a little scroller and somebody said that the game only sold 5K units and we all rolled our eyes and pitied the folks who had lost their shirts... well, we all know that the #'s have only gotten worse for the big shops but most of us can finish and polish a game in a year and, if we get 5K units sold sold then we are doing fine.
yes, in fact 5k in a year is pretty damned good, if they are $20 sales direct.
Does any indie game sell 5k from its own site, though? I've only had 200 for my first shareware game's first 8 months, and I have the feeling even that may be higher than average.
Congratulations sir .
Yes. But it takes a while.
selling 5k directly will take definitely more than 1 year for 99.9999% of indie games
Congratulations. You also had half a page of your own in the last issue of the greek magazine PC Master, in the strategy news page .
Oooh, thats good to hear, cheers!
and another interview
I dugg it before reading, on principle... then I read it and decided I would have dugg it on its merits anyway. Good article.
Boxed version of your first outing and online for second outing are reviewed in this weeks micromart, if you can't get hold of a copy let me know and I'll do some scans for you.
ooh I'd love some scans if poss. I'm rapidly losing track of all this. D1 even got a review in my local paper (Camberley news) somehow
Yet more diggable stuff:
Dugg and shouted as well.
Good luck, cliffski.