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Stevieboy    238
Obviously one of the ideas of doing games is in the hope of selling them. There are lots of small games on the internet so you have to try to get your game noticed. If I was at that point, I would find a few decent games, (the more the better actually) and then put them on a cd, or go to a publisher with them. The types of games most people do here are not that big, ie less than 40 mb, so you coulld have 20 games on a cd, that would be good value for money for some one buying and also if you made it a series people would come back. You could have maybe 20 good quality medium - small size games, that would be quite good sorry if I repeated myself there some where it''s late

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Obscure    175
People have been doing what you described (shareware disks) for years. The put versions of the games (usually time limited) on the disk. If the user likes them they can unlock the full game. The disk makers don''t get money from the game. Instead they make their money from selling the disks for a small profit.

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Obscure Productions
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RolandofGilead    100
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People have been doing what you described (shareware disks) for years. The put versions of the games (usually time limited) on the disk. If the user likes them they can unlock the full game. The disk makers don''t get money from the game. Instead they make their money from selling the disks for a small profit.

Dan Marchant
Obscure Productions
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I hate those fucking bastards...no no...I hate those fucking rat bastards..no...I hate those rat-fucking bastards. If I see ''50 Games'' on a cover a cd, I expect there to be 50 complete, working games. Not 50 demos, if I saw ''50 demos'' or ''50 shareware games'' I would know what I''m buying and perhaps appreciate this opportunity to learn of games made by independent developers.

If I get put on probation it will be worth it to communicate the vile, sickening, stench of their essence. It will be worth it to tell just how much I hate them. Probate me if you must, but leave a few words if you edit.

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Probate me if you must, but leave a few words if you edit.


do WHAT to you?

ohhhhh wait, my mistake.

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Stevieboy    238



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I hate those fucking bastards...no no...I hate those fucking rat bastards..no...I hate those rat-fucking bastards. If I see ''50 Games'' on a cover a cd, I expect there to be 50 complete, working games. Not 50 demos, if I saw ''50 demos'' or ''50 shareware games'' I would know what I''m buying and perhaps appreciate this opportunity to learn of games made by independent developers.

If I get put on probation it will be worth it to communicate the vile, sickening, stench of their essence. It will be worth it to tell just how much I hate them. Probate me if you must, but leave a few words if you edit.


I agree, I brought one of them cd''s and it was useless, I meant you should have the whole games.

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Stevieboy    238
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People have been doing what you described (shareware disks) for years. The put versions of the games (usually time limited) on the disk. If the user likes them they can unlock the full game. The disk makers don''t get money from the game. Instead they make their money from selling the disks for a small profit.

Dan Marchant
Obscure Productions
Game Development & Design consultant


I hate those fucking bastards...no no...I hate those fucking rat bastards..no...I hate those rat-fucking bastards. If I see ''50 Games'' on a cover a cd, I expect there to be 50 complete, working games. Not 50 demos, if I saw ''50 demos'' or ''50 shareware games'' I would know what I''m buying and perhaps appreciate this opportunity to learn of games made by independent developers.

If I get put on probation it will be worth it to communicate the vile, sickening, stench of their essence. It will be worth it to tell just how much I hate them. Probate me if you must, but leave a few words if you edit.



I bought one of them cd''s as well once and it was useless, I meant they would be full games

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Obscure    175
1. Most shareware game ARE the full game, you just play the demo first then, if you like it, pay for the full game. That is actually a good way to do it because you are unlikely to enjoy all the games on the disk so better to buy only the ones you like - The disk itself is sold very cheaply so your not paying for the games.

2. If you are talking about 20 full games on a disk which you pay for up front, then that too has already been done. As far back as the 1980s there have been adds in computer mags "20 game compilation disk".

The main problem is that there are not actually very many good indie games out there that people want to buy. Trying to find enough good games to make a series of disks would take a lot of time. Simply putting 20 not very good games on a disk isn''ty going to make people want to buy it. 20 small, bad games don''t equal one big good game.

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1. Most shareware game ARE the full game, you just play the demo first then, if you like it, pay for the full game. That is actually a good way to do it because you are unlikely to enjoy all the games on the disk so better to buy only the ones you like - The disk itself is sold very cheaply so your not paying for the games.


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If I see ''50 Games'' on a cover a cd, I expect there to be 50 complete, working games. Not 50 demos, if I saw ''50 demos'' or ''50 shareware games'' I would know what I''m buying[\b] and perhaps appreciate this opportunity to learn of games made by independent developers.

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