Where to sell games

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  1. mmakrzem

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    I'm new to the whole indie gamer thing, and I was wondering if someone could give me a list of places where I can sell my games.

    I've seen ebay pop up on these boards a number of times.... but is there other better/worse places?
     
  2. Anlino

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    So you meen creating games, and selling them? (anything else would be kind of strange...) I don't suggest Ebay. Check with the major portals like Big Fish Games, Realarcade, and so on.
     
  3. mmakrzem

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    Could you give me a listing of these "portals".

    As I said, I am new to the indie community so I don't know where to start.

    Do you have url's to places where I can sell my games?
     
  4. Anlino

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    Manuel F. Lara has started this list on this forum.
     
  6. gpetersz

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    Actually, why not print/burn it on CD and sell in shops?
    For example. If I did a card game and wanted to sell it in shops then that would costed me some 1000 bucks. (around 3-4000s for 1000-1500 units)

    If I coded it and put on CD (with digital printed cover) then it would cose
    me around $1000-1500 for 1000 units, but a little more price/unit I could have minimal runs (50-100 pieces), what I would not be able in "normal" print runs. My prices are from Hungary.

    What are your opinions? I think it really became "cheap'" to mass-product games. And this way it could really be bigger than 15-20Megs.

    (yes, yes more content needs more time, and it needs upfront money)

    Can't it be a path to take?
     
  7. Didier

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    Okay, but i don't think any shop will accept your thousand cd-roms when you walk in. ;-)
    You'll need a distributor for this.
    And this one costs money too, just like the shops who will sell your game.

    Conclusion: Way too much (paper)work, costs and worries.
    Solution: sign with a retail publisher instead
     
  8. gpetersz

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    Naturally I haven't thought off walking in with a big suitcase. ;)
    Naturally it should be through a distributor, but I still remain the "publisher".

    Publisher -> distributor -> supermarkets

    The question is, if distributors would be willing to carry my stuff? Or they carry stuff only from "established" publishers. I think (since I don't live from it), it worths a try. The profit margin could be higher.
     
  9. Didier

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    That's THE question afcorse.
    You should search for smaller distributors who could be interested in your deal.

    Big distributors won't accept it unless you have a big line-up of products waiting to go into stores.
     
  10. gpetersz

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    Actually, I don't believe in "don't" -s. :D

    I think we sometimes don't do things just because we think it doesn't work.

    You are right, but I'll give it a try.
     
  11. ManuelMarino

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    What about data cd shops where cds are produced on the fly as soon as the order is placed?
     

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