Hey there awesome indie developer! Seeing as how we’re an indie news blog here at good ol’ DIY HQ, I thought it might be nice to remind all our readers, casual observers, and anybody else stumbling by that we want to know about any game you might be creating.
Now, obviously, there are always going to be those games that everybody just knows about due to it having a unique concepts and somebody stumbling upon who happens to be important somewhere (Super Meat Boy, for example). Unfortunately, that can’t happen with all games. As much as I’d love to be tripping over awesome indie games everyday, it just doesn’t happen. We need your help to point us in the right direction.
I know it’s kind of a daunting task. After all, most indie developers and programmers are not marketers which means actually figuring out how to get people excited for your game is probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. And, truthfully, it goes far beyond just cold emailing press outlets once your game is completed and ready to ship. You have to let people know about it while it’s still in development to get people excited to play it when it releases. Hype is, unfortunately, a huge factor in a game’s marketing.
Now, the reason for this post is because 95% of the time I spend my day looking for great indie games while, honestly, I would much prefer it if I just got emailed. I always read and respond to my emails (if a response is needed) and any indie dev who emails me about their games instantly moves to the top of my “to write about” list simply because finding great games is actually kind of time consuming.
Also, feel free to use our forums to pimp your game. It’s not terribly active (unfortunately), but I do check it every single day and any interesting developer that happens to post about there game there is sure to get a post on the front page as well.
So email me, post in the forums… whatever. So long as you actually make the effort to tell us about your stuff we’ll put in the effort to tell our readers about it.
Feel free to email me at geoff.gibson[at]diygamer[dot]com. You can also email any one of our fine editors as well via the email link to the right on the sidebar.