So I'm thinking about making some trailers for the forthcoming game I'm working on and I thought I'd find some inspiration among both trailers from indie games and trailers from the big game studios. Looking at many of the trailers for indie games I can conclude - Far most of them really suck! Many of them are more or less just consist of 1-2 minutes of gameplay, you don't get any introduction to the game: What is the background story? What is the goal(s)? How do you get there? You indie-gamer heads will probably hate me for saying this, but the trailers that are made for The Sims 3 are actually GOOD trailers! They really sum up what that game is all about, and presenting it in an exiting manner that makes me want to know more. And if you look at the "official" trailer (Search on YouTube) - it's more than just simple gameplay which is being shown, it's actual useful information! An example of a really bad could be the trailer for "Maziac" (Search on YouTube). I'm not saying that indie game trailers are all bad and mayor game trailers are all good - but there is a tendency! So my point is: If you want to make good sales/downloads and get exposure - make better, more interesting and informing trailers! I'm working on a text-based game, and that seems pretty hard to make an exiting game trailer out of that, right? But I have a plan, and this will for sure be a set of trailers worth watching, considering that's it's a text-based game.