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Indie Biz: Your GDC Survival Guide

Your GDC Survival Guide - Indie Biz | Gamerwife.com

Last year I got the chance to attend GDC for the very first time. For those not familiar, GDC is an annual Game Developers Conference held every year in San Francisco. Developers, publishers, journalists and everyone in between involved in video games gathers once a year to make deals, network and learn. It’s one of the few truly global video game industry events I’ve ever attended, and your presence there can make or break some careers. It can be a…

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5 Free Ways to Promote Yourself & Your Game

5 Free Ways to Promote Yourself | Gamerwife.com

For today’s post I decided to focus a bit on marketing and the different ways you can market your games for free. While everyone and their monkey is aware of the importance of social media as a (mostly) free marketing avenue, I thought instead that I would focus on some often overlooked methods for promoting yourself and in turn your game. The best thing about the methods I describe below is that they are all also ways to give back…

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Your About Page & What To Put There

Your About Page & What To Put There | Gamerwife.com

The about page is probably one of the most important but chronically overlooked aspects of your indie game website. When helping people put together their websites, I’m often asked if they even need an about page, and the answer is invariably “yes.” The first part of your about page should focus on your company and your games, while the second will be about you and/or your team as game makers. I know a lot of game makers prefer not to…

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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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