hard to find a good way to promote my game

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  1. Icemon

    Icemon New Member

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    Recently I have developed a game called Tower Hunter:Erza's Trial. It's on steam now. I am not sure whether I can throw a link here.

    I am here to ask for your guys' help.

    There are only 2 members in my team,we make very little money.It's not easy to expose that my wife supported me around 10 months.At this moment I hope my game will release on Steam soon.

    My problem is that I am not good at marketing and promoting. I guess other game developers meet the same situation like me before. That's the reason why I am here to post. That would be appreciated if someone give me some advice.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Northmyth

    Northmyth New Member

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    well lets starts with what have you done until now to promote the game ?
     
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    joyce_mor New Member

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    Have you tried to use social media, it is a great medium to promote your game?
     
  4. IryWorks

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    o_OI am a noob here,
    one of the ways you can go on to YouTube, Twitch, Discord Groups, Reddit...etc. Find some people making gameplay videos and see if you can make a deal with them.
    It's pretty easy these days, if you know the right person to talk to.
    Later you can borrow some clips and make your own promo video on steam.
     
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    Icemon New Member

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    Thanks for all your advice. At present I am ready for all social media like facebook, twitter. And I found it's not easy to promote my game on reddit.
     
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    Icemon New Member

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    Btw what do you mean Discord Groups? Thanks
     
  7. Northmyth

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    No reddit can be a pain in the butt to promote on but i think it is all about the right groups and discord is chat servers you can find a list on reddit and links for them :)
     
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    I agree with a few people here (not that I have marketed and promoted a game myself yet.) Social media is the key these days and also trying to get people to wishlist your games. Wishlisting on steam is essential to get any traction on steam itself other wise you are just getting sales yourself after youv'e released it and you may never get promoted on the store itself without enough wishlist or sales.

    I watched an indie developer's video today who has released a game on steam and he apporached 200 different "influencers" (2 weeks before release) and gave them steam keys and a press release. This is the other thing you need, presense. You need a snazzy trailer and snazzy press release and just keep throwing your wish list link out for people.
     
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    For someone who delete his fb account. Is there any other way to promote his game?

    Create a youtube channel seems to ask a lot of works.
     
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    Thank you for sharing!
     

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