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  1. Besome Games

    busy busy!

    Leaps and bounds above MW1. Keep up the good work, cant wait to see this in action.
  2. Besome Games

    Marketing Madness...

    I would reccomend a healty pacing to get everything done. One of the hardest parts about being indie is actuially getting people to know about your projects. Heres a few tips I picked up along the way marketing/developing my last project: 1. CMS: Set up a website with a CMS (content management system) such as Wordpress or Joombla. These sites are SEO friendly (search engine optimized) which will help people find you around the net, as well as easy to update and maintain. Posting news to the site is as easy as updating a Facebook status. Pages can be added in and taken out in seconds, all the while keeping web standards in tact. It's a way to have an awesome site without having to take time away from development of a game to do development on a website. Not on that but there are countless free themes available, and even better buying custom themes are cheap (hit me up, I might feel generous). 2. Spread it out: Instead of sitting down everyday to post a news update take one chunk of a day to write 3-5 of them. With a CMS system you can choose which date to publish articles, as well as keeping them as drafts until you see it fit to go public. This way you can get in the writing "zone" and crank out some fun and interesting news bits, then drop them slowly to the world. This way you can focus one day on articles, and the rest of time on other things. Its easier to sit down and hammer out one particular element as opposed to juggling a bunch. This is a major time saver. 3. Forums == Free Advertisements. Places like GameDev.net, Indiegamer.com, and a slew of other places all have free Announcement forums. Write one post, cross post it on multiple message boards. An advertisement campaign can cost a lot of money, people might not click through your ads, and you dont really know where they will and when they will pop up. Going to a forum to share your project not only gets you the attention you want, but it will give you an avenue to get user feedback. Im at work, so I cant post to much, but this should be a good start. Welcome to Journal Land, post pictures!
  3. If I might give a small tip. Everyone that visits this site probably shares the dream of either working in the game development industry or creating and selling their own games. I think that the reason a lot of people don't achieve their dream is they spend more attention, focus, and mental energy on the telling the world about a game as opposed to working on one. Albeit the commenter was rude about it, his point was valid. Inevitably your going to be pushing a product, so just think about creating it. There's some extremely popular indie games out there that have god awful websites, or even non-existent ones. If you put your time and energy into making your game it will show, and people will read your website regardless of its appearance. To sum it all up, don't worry about anything besides the game. It's fun and creativity will sell itself. I hope this lifts your spirits.
  4. Can't wait to see what the Selenite engine's games look like in action. I've been enjoying the video blogs on edigames.com and the static homepage. Cant wait to see how this IP works out for ya Raymundo.
  5. Besome Games

    Work Is Never Done II

    I thought this was pretty good for a start. Keep up the good work. My only big complaint so far was the fact I thought the game froze at first when I killed everyone, until I came back and read the comments and tried it out again. Good start, I look forward to your next demo. Take your time and polish it up and then drop a bomb of a release :)
  6. Besome Games

    Free book giveaway number two

    Hey John, I love Raymond, yes. He is in one of these books Wont stop till I possess* it Sorry to hear that the books aren't selling like hotcakes. I love this place and the people who help contribute to it. I would have purchased and reviewed both books by now if I had the money to do so. I believe Raymond Jacobs (EDIGames) is in one of these books. I believe it to be the blue productions book. Im an IRL friend, and would love to own a book that has controbutions by real life friends. I would be more then glad to provide a fair and compelling review for either book. Here's to hoping :)
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    Meager updates

    Quote:Original post by HopeDagger Quote:Original post by Besome Games I personally loved not on testing, but reading about Skirmish. IMHO I see Skirmish as one of the Journal Land games that keeps this place alive. More of a good thing never hurt. Over time you will progressively get better, even if you aren't trying to. Not only that, but sometimes those hard ass bugs are best solved with a solid night of sleep and a few days away from the IDE :) Keep it up man, cant wait to waste precious time on this again :) Thanks for the kind words. While Skirmish holds only a drop of water to oceans like Urban Empires and Infinity, it's nice to hear that people enjoy my writings. You mentioned that you've been in a testing session or two -- who might this be? [grin] I used to be ShoeString Games around these parts many moons ago..
  8. Besome Games

    Meager updates

    I personally loved not on testing, but reading about Skirmish. IMHO I see Skirmish as one of the Journal Land games that keeps this place alive. More of a good thing never hurt. Over time you will progressively get better, even if you aren't trying to. Not only that, but sometimes those hard ass bugs are best solved with a solid night of sleep and a few days away from the IDE :) Keep it up man, cant wait to waste precious time on this again :)
  9. Besome Games

    MMORPGs are only fun because you lie to yourself

    I thought this was a particularly awesome journal post. Normally I don't make it all the way through ones this big without some images or something, but this was so very true. I was once really into WOW, and this just sums up what I learned from 20+ hour binges of gameplay.
  10. Besome Games

    Hulk Vs ???? (drawing)

    HHAHAHAHAHAHA, what an unfair fight. Quite classic if you ask me :)
  11. Besome Games

    Blooming Flora

    Looks awesome. Reminds me a lot of Oblivion. My only suggestion would be to have the grass fill in randomly. It appears in one of the videos that the grass is in lines. I don't even know if it would be possible though, and its rather picky in the first place :)
  12. Besome Games

    Render layer problem

    I think its a fine solution. This game looks really cool btw, can't wait to try out a demo.
  13. Besome Games

    Frog

    I really enjoy the final version of the frog, it looks rather good! It's really smart the way you do your animation as well. Instead of needing many frames, you only need the one. I haven defiantly enjoyed your videos so far, and will be a paying customer, as soon as it launches!
  14. Besome Games

    Another entry, another dollar

    I follow this journal every update. I love indie MMOs, and was defiantly a fan of Mirage Online. I cant wait to see the first screenshots/videos!
  15. Besome Games

    Another entry, another dollar

    I follow this journal every update. I love indie MMOs, and was definatly a fan of Mirage Online. I cant wait to see the first screenshots/videos!
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