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The bad side of being independent and handling PR, gets you the brainmelt.

Posted by bladderbloat, 13 July 2013 · 2,010 views

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Ever since we released the demo we had a lot of good feedback! The story and Fran really got to people the way we wanted to, the story was getting lift up and the immersion. We were really happy about that, since we are former filmmakers, who never really succeeded there either since our films where to narrowed down to a specific genre. Anyway, games are the best way to tell a story for us! You are interactive and there!

Now, when that part was over and we could finally breathe again, we had to start reaching out to people.. That part sucks!

I now have the fullest respect to those people who get paid to talk with people, those PR folks! All mails I send out to sites and whatnot return with nothing, I try to do my research and make every mail personal, but it's like applying for a job and then get a "No, thx" and not even a "bye".

And we are only two! I should be working on the game and Natalia should be drawing, and we thought this bit would be the easiest.. But it isnt! We both feel exhausted by talking about the game to everyone, we feel like dirty sellers that forces stuff to people they don't know about, its disqusting!

One thing I've noticed is that when Natalia sends emails and stuff, she gets a respons faster. We should ride with that, since she is female and a game developer! But then she gets all that workload and it's not right either.

And as a side note, we have had friendly youtuber guys helping out with doing let's plays, but really, the biggest coverage we have gotten have come from women! That is interesting. I am totally against mixing up the sex when it comes to creative creations, but it's atleast interesting. Let's see what the final statistic says, just because I really like statistics.

And! Another side note, that I'm most angry about! You know Sweden delivers pretty cool games? We are from Sweden! I've written to all the gaming sites and people here. NO ANSWERS! We get more help from Chile, that's a totally bigger country and poorer, and Italy and Germany! BUT NOT SWEDEN! It's just like the movie industry!

Anyway, my brain is about to melt and I just want to make the game. Being indie from your home without contacts really sucks if you want to reach out like the big boys.

As I always forget, this is the link to our indiegogo campaign! http://igg.me/at/franbow/x/3685996




Have you looked into http://www.gamerelease.net/ ? I do not have any experience with them, but it looks like it could be really useful.

Also, I just played the demo and the game is great! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished game.

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