Looking for some advice/opinions on appealing to players

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Post » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:14 pm

I see top games like Biogun had hundreds of plays on even the first days after it was put on the Scirra arcade. How do people accomplish this? I have a game, no where near as polished, called Escape is Possible and my question is this: after the game recieves a graphic overhaul and I change/polish a lot of game features, should I then upload the game as a new game instead of just updating it? I could rename the old game to Escape is Possible - Old Version or something along those lines?

Please let me know what you guys think :)
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Post » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:37 pm

If you want many people playing your game, this is not the right place. The arcade is more an hosting platform than a way to get an audience.

But in my opinion, yes you should upload a new version and hide the old one. Some people browsing the arcade could discover your game (the improved and better version)
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Post » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:05 pm

Pandadoor wrote:If you want many people playing your game, this is not the right place. The arcade is more an hosting platform than a way to get an audience.

But in my opinion, yes you should upload a new version and hide the old one. Some people browsing the arcade could discover your game (the improved and better version)

Thank you for your reply. When the game is in a more complete state, where would you suggest uploading it to? I feel like it would get lost in a sea of much better games if I were to upload it on to a site like kongregate. At a much later stage of development, or maybe with a different game, I would like to try to get a game on steam, but before that point I want to choose a platform that I can release a demo on to get some people interested in the game.
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Post » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:26 pm

I don't have the anwser, all I can give you is this link that I found recently about methods indie game developers use to market their games.
https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-effective-methods-indie-game-developers-use-to-market-their-games
(Find a niche and share your game with people in this niche that have nothing to do with game making)

I'm not an experimented dev and I have never sold any games but I think that an audience for your game is more important than getting your game on steam.
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Post » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:20 pm

Thanks for the help I will absolutely check out the link!

I absolutely agree on that last part, I'm only seeing Steam as a long term goal :)
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Post » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:29 am

tallenwebdev wrote:I see top games like Biogun had hundreds of plays on even the first days after it was put on the Scirra arcade. How do people accomplish this? I have a game, no where near as polished, called Escape is Possible and my question is this: after the game recieves a graphic overhaul and I change/polish a lot of game features, should I then upload the game as a new game instead of just updating it? I could rename the old game to Escape is Possible - Old Version or something along those lines?

Please let me know what you guys think :)


Agreed, I think you should definitely upload a new version of the game, while getting rid of the current version.
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Post » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:41 pm

Just checked out your game- you are off to a great start- keep it up!
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Post » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:09 am

haddy22 wrote:Just checked out your game- you are off to a great start- keep it up!

Thank you!
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Post » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:34 am

I realized a little too late that I couldn't knife a ghost :?
The game's looking good man, although at the place where you spawn I was trying to walk to the left because I thought it went to another room or something. You might want to add a wall there, just so people don't get confused.
Other than that it's looking like it has some potential :D
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Post » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:15 am

LoneVox wrote:I realized a little too late that I couldn't knife a ghost :?
The game's looking good man, although at the place where you spawn I was trying to walk to the left because I thought it went to another room or something. You might want to add a wall there, just so people don't get confused.
Other than that it's looking like it has some potential :D

Thank you for the feedback! Are you referring to Level 1? I plan to redo and add more levels in an update soon :)
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