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4th December, 2006 at 00:17:48 -

I want Jatzye RPG to be noticed, it has only got 14 downloads. How are some games visited more than others? You never know until you try it?

 
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4th December, 2006 at 00:55:42 -

Damn phizzy is fast at replying...

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4th December, 2006 at 01:58:03 -

Right, thanx Phizzy. Are you like on auto-reply today?

 
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4th December, 2006 at 02:01:20 -

The most important thing is your description and screenshots. If your description sounds interesting, and doesn't sound like it was written by a twelve-year-old, and your screens don't look like total arse, then people will be more inclined to download it once they're on the d/l page.
The more people that download it, the more chance you have of some of them telling their friends, or posting about it on their blog, or frontpaging it here or whatever. As long as your game doesn't suck. If it's a shitty game don't expect a lot of downloads ever.

 
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4th December, 2006 at 04:53:30 -

If you want your game exposed a lot more you could submit it to http://www.caiman.us and http://www.download.com .Thoose to sites are big and if your game is good other smaller sites will spot them there and put them on their sites. Even if you have a quite crappy game you can easily get like 2k downloads by submitting to thoose two site.

I've since I submitted Blast Radius 1 to thoose two sites I have gotten like 15k downloads and been asked about occuring in a magazine. Blast Radius 2 is up at about 10k downloads. The only really bad thing about it is that the sites tend to direct link your game so you better have a good host with alot of bandwidth or you're screwed.

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4th December, 2006 at 09:28:14 -

Phizzy: You can still submit games for free, it is just if you want it to get more coverage you'll need to pay.

 
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4th December, 2006 at 09:54:07 -

Where's the page to submit, then? The one on the bottom just links to upload.com.

 
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4th December, 2006 at 10:17:02 -

Another important factor is luck, for example Fishhead 3 was on the top of the frontpage for about 3 days, causing this crap game to be a hit. Hooghaar XL on the other hand is much better but was wiped off the frontpage in 2 hours so nobody knows what it is.

 
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4th December, 2006 at 11:09:50 -

Dustin: It's the same thing -.- , submit there and it should be available through all Cnet mirrors. Download.com is one of them.

 
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4th December, 2006 at 20:20:27 -

I think also here at TDC, you have to be popular, or be among the most popular people. It's like High School.

 
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4th December, 2006 at 20:37:08 -

In a way, if say hayo makes a game, we know it's going to be at least enjoyable. So i'm more likely to download a game from someone i know.

But i rarely download games anymore anyway.
I'll try Jatzye RPG though (even though making threads about your games is often frowned upon)

 
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8th December, 2006 at 05:10:21 -

IOTM was the crappiest game I could imagine, more of a "why can't MMF make anything" game. I messed up at every possible place I could think of, cept that I made the mistake of using a custom movement engine rather than the default 8-dir one.

And it got +100 downloads. And a higher ranking than your game, thanks to ShadowCaster's flawed ranking system .

I really don't know how. Maybe it's the hype. Maybe it's the description. And maybe it's because I released it at a time when everyone hated me and wanted to do anything to make me look bad and had an easy time at it too. And I bet half the downloads were just to see if it really was that bad . My popularity actually got it rated 5/10.

That game should be a case study in marketing .

 
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8th December, 2006 at 10:12:30 -

Or you game could get dugg like my one was.

http://digg.com/gaming_news/King_s_Quest_3_(the_remake)_has_been_released_

Well after other sites, magazines, television appearances (accidental TV appearances) we have had 67520 downloads since July. Not bad, mother fucker.

 
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8th December, 2006 at 10:17:07 -

That was a well made game

 
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15th December, 2006 at 03:50:31 -

Remakes are fan games at their truest. Guess technology isn't so bad when someone could make a better game in his free time than a whole PAID team could do. Kinda motivates me to get my game finished, at least for the next week or so..

 
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