Indie game video basics for teasers, trailers and gifs

One of the most powerful assets in video game marketing is the use of videos. Seems intuitive, no? It’s in the freaking name of the hobby.

Here’s how to put the video back into video games for your marketing efforts.

Please note: this is NOT a guide on the technical aspect of actual video creation – we tend to leave that up to the videographers either on-staff or who we contract in to help with this piece of the marketing puzzle. Continue reading “Indie game video basics for teasers, trailers and gifs”

Can I do my own marketing for my game?

I get this question pretty regularly – can I do my own marketing for my video game? Or my games-industry adjacent organization?

Mainly this comes from smaller indie dev teams (with fewer than 10 people) but occasionally from larger groups.

The short answer: yes, of course.

The long answer: yes but you may not want to and here’s why (with a follow-up at the end – I know, this is biased, but I’ll try to be fair.)

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Last minute holiday idea: give games from NC developers made in 2019

Gotta show some love for local NC developers this year as a ton of great titles have come out! If you’re low on time (or ideas), support some local game companies with games that have been released this year. And for the record: I am making zero money off of this post. I just want to see some love for some good NC games! Continue reading “Last minute holiday idea: give games from NC developers made in 2019”

Customer support as an extension of marketing

Customer care and service is one of your best marketing tools in the video game industry. The industry is known for its extremes – several companies, big and small, offer next to nothing in terms of support for their users and fans.

But the companies who go the extra mile and provide for their users tend to benefit from it.

So, say you spent money acquiring customers. Customer care and ensuring a great onboarding experience helps retain the users that you spent marketing money obtaining in the first freaking place.

Here’s how you can start thinking of customer support more seriously, even if you’re a small indie developer. Continue reading “Customer support as an extension of marketing”