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  1. Hi guys! I'm working on a 2d casual game, and I need to make an assortment of variable width raster fonts for it. Normally, I just make these by hand in inkscape and export them as a series of pngs, but these guys need the full ASCII set, plus Japanese! So, is there any standard techniques / utilities that are used for doing this automatically? I'm sure this is a very common problem, and to be honest I'm a little embarrassed for not knowing how to do this. I really appreciate any help I can get on this. thanks
  2. Hi people! I just got my website up (which is alot of work for somebody that doesn't know how to make websites) Here's the link to the homepage. The purpose of the site (for now, at least) is to announce my new game, Fork. The basic idea behind Fork is you use your mouse to make lines on the screen. You want to make as many lines as you can without running into other lines. Here's some screenies: This game is meant to be more relaxing then fun in the traditional sense. I'll be continually updating my site as work progresses. You can find additional screenshots and press information here and here.
  3. Awesome! That's just what I needed to know. It's a pitiable thing that I'm better at designing user interfaces then I am at navigating web sites. Anyway, thanks again for all the help, I really appreciate it. By the way, my game is called Atomos, and it's the best cartoon nuclear physics-based puzzle game with dynamically animated disneyesque avatars ever! (at least until the sequel comes out :)
  4. Quote:Original post by Morgan Ramsay You can definitely distribute the release yourself, but if the information in the press release isn't presented effectively or if the subject of the release isn't noteworthy, you're not guaranteed results. That's great, creative problem solving is what I do best. :) You've mostly answered my question, there's just one thing I still don't understand yet: Quote:Original post by Morgan Ramsay I believe one wire service they used was Games Press Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly does the wire service do? On the front page of the site they have the 'latest press releases'. Are these just displayed on the site, or are they automatically forwarded to subscribing media outlets? In the latter case, do the media outlets receive these as emails or some sort of rss feed? This is what I meant by 'format' in my original post.
  5. "Are you inquiring about whether you should paste the content of the release in an e-mail, or what file formats are acceptable? Or are you asking about how to write a press release?" I was talking about email, not the contents of a press release ('format' is kind of a vague word). More specifically, how do people typically receive press releases? I don't want to annoy people by sending unsolicited emails. "That'll take some effort though, as well as time and experience to get results." "I guess you could do this yourself, its a matter of how well connected you" I have no pr experience and no connections. (i don't even know how to quote posts in forums! :) I've been developing games as a hobby for the past seventeen years and I now I'm finally trying to start an independent development company. The project I'm working on is still in alpha, and I want to start marketing as soon as I can. (no marketing = no sales) I don't mind doing extra work to save money, but considering my lack of experience and connections, would it be advisable just to use a paid press release service, or should I try doing things on my own? [Edited by - teoma on February 20, 2008 8:44:29 PM]
  6. Is there a way to send out press releases without being charged? There are plenty of websites (like gamerelease.net) which charge for sending press releases to various sites/publications. Is there any way of doing this myself without having to pay for a service? Also, how are press releases formatted (electronically)? In other words, are they received as emails, or some other way? Any information on this would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
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