Will indies have to go to publishers to make it?

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Will indies have to go to publishers to make it?

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Post by Thunder_Crackle » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Given the current market of indie mobile games we see that starting with a zero budget on promoting your game is almost impossible to make a living off your game, so will there be a decline in indie games? making it so that only big name companies can make games?

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Post by Sim Kid » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 pm

So... like they used to?

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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:38 pm

They kind of do so already somewhat, especially when it comes to publishing on consoles and the like.

If you want to succeed you need to market your game beyond, like, one website and a handful of game reviews playing it. Making a good game will probably help most of all, but word of mouth does more than any big publisher would, at least I think so.

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Post by Sim Kid » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:16 pm

^ Especially if you can get a YouTube Shepherd or Twitch Shepherd to play it.

See: PubG, Five Nights at Freddy's, Flappy Bird, Warframe, Fortnite.....

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Post by steeze » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:58 am

I haven't thought about flappy bird in a fortnight. Well, it's been years but the joke still stands.

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