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What To Dev Blog About

What To Dev Blog About | Gamerwife.com

This post is Part II in my two part series on Developer Blogs. You can read Part I here. In Part I of my series on developer blogs I laid out all of the reasons why having a dev blog on your indie game website is good for both marketing and connecting directly with your fans. But now that you’ve gone ahead an created a blog I bet you’re thinking, “great, but what am I supposed to blog about?” Of…

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Why You Need a Dev Blog

Why You Need A Dev Blog | Gamerwife.com

This post is Part I in my two part series on Developer Blogs. You can read Part II here. Developer blogs are something that I encourage everyone to add to their game websites, but not all developers are comfortable with the idea and most aren’t even sure where to start. Which is why I decided to craft a couple of posts to help take the mystery out of blogging and explain why I think it can be a useful part…

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3 Tricks For Getting Press Mentions

3 Tips For Getting Press Mentions | Gamerwife.com

We all know that getting written about and showcasing press mentions can be critical to the success of your indie game. Sure you made a great game and you have a killer press kit on your website, but how do you let bloggers and journalists know about it? And how do you then get them to actually write about you? You probably already know what step one is: a killer press release. But with dozens (or hundreds) of these clogging…

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Crowdfunding & Community

Crowdfunding & Community | Gamerwife.com

As some of you might know, Kickstarter will officially be available to creators in Canada starting September 9, 2013. As part of their promotional campaign, Kickstarter’s been sending teams to various cities across Canada to hold informational workshops and meetups and I got to attend one of these sessions earlier this week. The goal of the event seemed mostly to introduce the Kickstarter team to Canadian creators, so most of the information presented was pretty general and available elsewhere. Some…

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5 Things Every Indie Game Website Needs

5 Things Every Indie Game Website Needs | Gamerwife.com

And way too many devs forget While the majority of your time as an independent maker of video games will be spent actually making games, there is another, more nebulous side of self-employment that many not deep in the embrace of corporate masters seem to struggle with. And by that I mean marketing and PR. Obviously, a good game is your first line of promotion. But having that good game speaking in a void won’t do you any good either.…

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