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  1. Let's say we're interested in expanding our IP, if others may be interested, for a small % (now that we're known). In these cases, do people mostly come to you if interested? Or is there some website people post at for others to browse? If it's a website specific to gaming, that'd be a +1. I'm having trouble Googling this, so maybe something like this doesn't exist, but shot in the dark.
  2. Wait, so DigitalOcean is suddenly likely more expensive than Amazon now? Whoa, when did that happen haha. Good to know!
  3. Kubernetes now is on DigitalOcean, WHOA! Imagine that + Agones. I bet it's wayyyy cheaper than anything on Amazon. Anyone hear of someone getting game servers working over there? If so, how much do you pay (if you don't mind sharing) monthly? Any guides you followed to help set that up?
  4. omg, thank you! Posting this stuff is super win-win ;D never would've noticed.
  5. That tool was amazing! Here's v2 after fixing warnings and adding the recommended data above -- [{ "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "VideoGame", "name": [{ "@language": "en", "@value": "Throne of Lies®" }, { "@language": "de", "@value": "Throne of Lies® Das Onlinespiel des Lügens & Betrügens" } ], "description": [{ "@language": "en", "@value": "The 3D online multiplayer game of social deduction and mischief, inspired by medieval politics and the Werewolf/Mafia (1986) genre. Gather 'round the tabletop, uniting allies of the realm with strategy to distinguish friend from foe." }, { "@language": "de", "@value": "Das Onlinespiel des Lügens & Betrügens ist ein Mehrspieler-Onlinespiel, inspiriert vom Werwolf-/Mafiagenre sowie mittelalterlicher Politik. Bis zu 15 Spieler können gleichzeitig spielen. Spielbar ist es auf PC, Mac oder Linux Systemen. Eine Early-Alpha-Phase (für Kickstarter-Unterstützer und frühe Benutzer) wird im vierten Quartal 2016+ erwartet." } ], "genre": [ "Role-playing", "Choices", "Strategy", "Party game", "Fantasy" ], "aggregateRating": { "@type": "AggregateRating", "bestRating": "100", "worstRating": "0", "ratingValue": "85", "reviewCount": "1576" }, "url": [ "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com", "https://discord.gg/tol" ], "dateCreated": "2017-09-27", "discussionUrl": "https://discord.gg/tol", "image": "https://www.throneoflies.com/images/GoogleSchema/tol-googleSchemaPoster-1024x1440.min.png", "screenshot": "https://www.throneoflies.com/images/GoogleSchema/screenshot-fhd.min.jpg", "offers": { "@type": "AggregateOffer", "price": "9.99", "lowprice": "9.99", "priceCurrency": "USD", "availability": [ "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com" ] }, "sameAs": [ "https://tol.wikia.com", "https://www.youtube.com/ThroneOfLiesGame", "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "https://twitch.tv/ThroneOfLiesGame", "https://discord.gg/tol", "https://forum.imperium42.com", "https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Throne%20of%20Lies%3A%20The%20Online%20Game%20of%20Deceit" ], "trailer": { "@type": "VideoObject", "url": "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IVp5qs0IxQ", "inLanguage": "en", "name": "Throne of Lies® Gameplay Trailer", "description": "Gameplay trailer v2.0: Join us in Discord @ https://discord.gg/tol", "thumbnailUrl": "https://img.youtube.com/vi/6IVp5qs0IxQ/maxresdefault.jpg", "uploadDate": "2018-11-26" }, "publisher": "Imperium42®", "Director": "Dylan Hunt", "numberOfPlayers": { "minValue": 8, "maxValue": 16 }, "applicationCategory": "Game", "operatingSystem": [ "Windows", "OSX", "Linux" ], "gameTip": "https://tol.wikia.com", "gamePlatform": "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "playMode": "mutli-player", "exampleOfWork": [{ "@type": "VideoGame", "applicationCategory": "Game", "operatingSystem": [ "Windows", "OSX", "Linux" ], "offers": { "@type": "AggregateOffer", "price": "9.99", "lowprice": "9.99", "priceCurrency": "USD", "availability": [ "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com" ] }, "gamePlatform": [ "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows", "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_operating_systems", "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux" ], "contentRating": "ESRB Rating Pending", "aggregateRating": { "@type": "AggregateRating", "bestRating": "100", "worstRating": "0", "ratingValue": "85", "reviewCount": "1576" } }] }, { "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "Organization", "url": [ "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com", "https://discord.gg/tol", "https://forum.imperium42.com" ], "email": "support(at)imperium42.com", "name": "Imperium42®" }, { "@context": "https://schema.org/", "@type": "Product", "name": "Throne of Lies®", "sku": "595280", "review": [{ "@type": "Review", "author": "YIPYIP", "datePublished": "2019-06-15", "description": "This game is fantastic for those that love games like Mafia and One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Or if you just love games where you might use deduction or tell and catch lies. It is a game every person should try out.", "reviewRating": { "@type": "Rating", "bestRating": "1", "worstRating": "0", "ratingValue": "1" }, "discussionUrl": "https://steamcommunity.com/id/svoto/recommended/595280/" }, { "@type": "Review", "author": "muckscott", "datePublished": "2019-06-29", "description": "This game constantly evolves and people always come up with new strategies. I love it :)", "reviewRating": { "@type": "Rating", "bestRating": "1", "worstRating": "0", "ratingValue": "1" }, "discussionUrl": "https://steamcommunity.com/id/muckscott/recommended/595280/" } ], "image": "https://www.throneoflies.com/images/GoogleSchema/box-512.min.png", "description": "The 3D online multiplayer game of social deduction and mischief, inspired by medieval politics and the Werewolf/Mafia (1986) genre. Gather 'round the tabletop, uniting allies of the realm with strategy to distinguish friend from foe.", "brand": { "@type": "Organization", "url": [ "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com", "https://discord.gg/tol", "https://forum.imperium42.com" ], "email": "support(at)imperium42.com", "name": "Imperium42®" }, "url": [ "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com", "https://discord.gg/tol" ], "aggregateRating": { "@type": "AggregateRating", "bestRating": "100", "worstRating": "0", "ratingValue": "85", "reviewCount": "1576" }, "offers": { "@type": "Offer", "priceCurrency": "USD", "price": "9.99", "priceValidUntil": "2024-11-05", "itemCondition": "https://schema.org/NewCondition", "availability": "https://schema.org/InStock", "url": [ "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com" ], "sku": "595280", "seller": [{ "@type": "Organization", "url": "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "name": "Steam" }, { "@type": "Organization", "url": "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com", "email": "support(at)imperium42.com", "name": "Imperium42®" } ] } }]
  6. i42_throne

    GameSparks >> Port away?

    Although I can definitely see the argument against it, in my case, I'd require it: It'd have to be nosql due to porting an existing, live game -- everything is nosql based, so changing it would pretty much be like making a new game. I also have a ton of back-end snippets setup that utilize nosql, so even a new game I'd like to keep my old stuff. Plus, I know it pretty well now I'm also a solo dev, so porting minimally is preferred. NoSQL is pretty rockin once you get the gist of it~
  7. Ever search on Google and you wonder how they got their own little "information box", or how they got featured images for that product? Or even who made it? EDIT: It's also for YouTube for people to "add your game"! While my info box flagship photo is extremely ugly (there was no listing of the actual dimensions -- I updated it recently, but hasn't updated yet). However, the point! It's there! There is no place to "submit" your schema (although you can push a refresh in Google Search Console; more later): Google crawlers (BOTs) will pick it up in a special "json-ld" format on your website. It's essentially a json format following schema.org -- eg, https://schema.org/VideoGame BUT, there's very little info on HOW to do it! So frustrating! Well, I did the trial+error so you don't have to (since it's also difficult to know if you did it right since it doesn't actually show up for weeks to months to even a year). Just throw (below) this in your html header and edit to your own stuff. Use the screenshot above to compare to see what shows up. There are probably more useful things I haven't added yet (and I just recently updated this, so not everything reflects the screenshot). Also open my image links to get sample dimensions of what you should use (there may be better out there, but couldn't find it). Before I spam the code, it's also important to note that I'm testing out some German localization, too. I actually have a full, separate one for my traditional Chinese one. To see it, just CTRL+F our source code @ https://www.throneoflies.com/tw for an example localization schema. Be sure to lint your json file to ensure it didn't break! One err and nothing will be readable! Don't be fancy and try to embed it - Google can't read links to json-ld. And yes, I started with an array to list multiple Schema types to include Product, VideoGame, and info about the company. *If you guys find additions/fixes to my template below, give me a shoutout! This data is super confusing and any guides are horrible. This simply "works" and I'd like to improve it. I feel that every schema obj supports [] arrays, so maybe you can add multiple screenshots, multiple resolution box arts ...? Let me know, if you find out! <!-- START Google/YouTube Gaming/Schemas via json-ld --> <script type="application/ld+json"> [{ "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "VideoGame", "name": [{ "@language": "en", "@value": "Throne of Lies®" }, { "@language": "de", "@value": "Throne of Lies® Das Onlinespiel des Lügens & Betrügens" } ], "description": [{ "@language": "en", "@value": "The 3D online multiplayer game of social deduction and mischief, inspired by medieval politics and the Werewolf/Mafia (1986) genre. Gather 'round the tabletop, uniting allies of the realm with strategy to distinguish friend from foe." }, { "@language": "de", "@value": "Das Onlinespiel des Lügens & Betrügens ist ein Mehrspieler-Onlinespiel, inspiriert vom Werwolf-/Mafiagenre sowie mittelalterlicher Politik. Bis zu 15 Spieler können gleichzeitig spielen. Spielbar ist es auf PC, Mac oder Linux Systemen. Eine Early-Alpha-Phase (für Kickstarter-Unterstützer und frühe Benutzer) wird im vierten Quartal 2016+ erwartet." } ], "genre": [ "Role-playing", "Choices", "Strategy", "Party game", "Fantasy" ], "url": "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com", "dateCreated": "2017-09-27", "discussionUrl": "https://discord.gg/tol", "image": "https://www.throneoflies.com/images/GoogleSchema/tol-googleSchemaPoster-1024x1440.min.png", "screenshot": "https://www.throneoflies.com/images/GoogleSchema/screenshot-fhd.min.jpg", "sameAs": [ "https://tol.wikia.com", "https://www.youtube.com/ThroneOfLiesGame", "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "https://twitch.tv/ThroneOfLiesGame", "https://discord.gg/tol", "https://forum.imperium42.com", "https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Throne%20of%20Lies%3A%20The%20Online%20Game%20of%20Deceit" ], "trailer": { "@type": "VideoObject", "url": "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IVp5qs0IxQ", "inLanguage": "en", "name": "Throne of Lies® Gameplay Trailer", "description": "Gameplay trailer v2.0: Join us in Discord @ https://discord.gg/tol", "thumbnailUrl": "https://img.youtube.com/vi/6IVp5qs0IxQ/maxresdefault.jpg", "uploadDate": "2018-11-26" }, "publisher": "Imperium42®", "Director": "Dylan Hunt", "numberOfPlayers": { "minValue": 8, "maxValue": 16 }, "applicationCategory": "Game", "operatingSystem": [ "Windows", "OSX", "Linux" ], "gameTip": "https://tol.wikia.com", "gamePlatform": "https://store.steampowered.com/app/595280/Throne_of_Lies_The_Online_Game_of_Deceit/", "playMode": "mutli-player", "exampleOfWork": [{ "@type": "VideoGame", "applicationCategory": "Game", "operatingSystem": [ "Windows", "OSX", "Linux" ], "gamePlatform": [ "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows", "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintosh_operating_systems", "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux" ], "contentRating": "ESRB Rating Pending" }] }, { "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "Organization", "url": "https://www.ThroneOfLies.com", "email": "support(at)imperium42.com", "name": "Imperium42®" }, { "@context": "https://schema.org/", "@type": "Product", "name": "Throne of Lies®", "image": "https://www.throneoflies.com/images/GoogleSchema/box-512.min.png", "description": "The 3D online multiplayer game of social deduction and mischief, inspired by medieval politics and the Werewolf/Mafia (1986) genre. Gather 'round the tabletop, uniting allies of the realm with strategy to distinguish friend from foe.", "brand": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Imperium42®" }, "offers": { "@type": "Offer", "priceCurrency": "USD", "price": "9.99", "priceValidUntil": "2024-11-05", "itemCondition": "https://schema.org/NewCondition", "availability": "https://schema.org/InStock", "seller": [{ "@type": "Steam", "name": "Game Key" }, { "@type": "Imperium42®", "name": "Game Key" } ] } } ] </script> <!-- END json-ld --> EDIT: Oh yeah! Google Search Console! Find this @ http://search.google.com/search-console -- once you do this, you can click on the left nav's "Unparsable Structured Data" to see if there are any errors, once the crawler has picked it up at least once: There are probably other sites that can detect what Google sees -- if you know of these sites, let me know!
  8. I currently have GameSparks. Welp, if anyone has been reading the news, they may not be here in a few years: Is anyone porting away? If so, what have you found, even if it's a custom solution or based on open source? I'm so spoiled with NoSQL that I'm never going back -- and I want my next BaaS to be portable, even if it means rolling my own.
  9. Not solely for this -- and you must need money, or it's not worth the most stressful, tedious, time-consuming campaign you'll ever do in your life. Pretty much, our situation -- we DO need the money. However, losing the Kickstarter wouldn't kill the game. This is the only time I recommend to start with a low amount (when you can launch regardless, only at the cost of quality and timing). Be honest with your fans -- we flatly said in our FAQ that if we fail, we'll still launch, however at the cost of quality, support, and launch timing. However, whether you fail or succeed, you'll still get massive amounts of exposure. Not necessarily good exposure if you fail, so it depends what you are after -- ANY media, or GOOD media?  Don't forget that if you fail, you don't get access to the email list. This means that you want to be in it for the win, or it will immortalize the company that failed, how badly they failed, and you lose your Kickstarter contacts.  It's a full-time job to gain this exposure and it's more stress than I've ever experienced in my life. I'm so glad to be back to coding. I honestly don't recommend Kickstarter for anyone unless you already have thousands of people on your existing email list, the majority personally told you they'd back your KS if you had one, and you were able to get by with a lower $$.
  10. Just an update: We have 12 hours left and about $21.5k out of $20k, overfunded! I'll write a similar post-mortem later -- We barely made it, whew! If I did it again, if we would have definitely went for 1/2 of our real expectation. We reached for $20k and got almost exactly $20k -- pretty good guess, eh? So for example, if I did it again, I would have put the goal for $10k instead of $20k. This way, I wouldn't have been so stressed and working more-than-full-time to fill the "slow gap" in between. Custom Private messages were definitely the most important effort for this campaign. Custom, as in, say something at the beginning unique about them so they know you aren't bulk messaging them. We had some people back $500 and even $1000+ out of private messages. Don't be afraid to ask close friends and family. They really surprised me by how much was given to the KS. Emphasize to people they won't be charged AT ALL unless we reach goal. This also helps. More on that later.
  11. Check it out - let me know what you think! :D It's a candidate for our lobby screen. [media]https:[/media] This is for "Throne of Lies: The Online Game of Deceit".  We actually are live on Kickstarter with 3 days remaining (96%!! Cutting it close)
  12. Showing off weapons you'll be able to use in Throne of Lies in this GIF. Each has a unique execution effect.… https://t.co/nnA75OIWYl
  13. NEW! The Cult's "Apostle" Portrait Card unveiled in our latest #Kickstarter Update - https://t.co/Fo8oMgpRiA… https://t.co/WZHW7iWexF
  14. 50% off + exclusive access! #Special offer ending soon on #Kickstarter. 90% funded, need your support to reach goal… https://t.co/srUARd5KpT
  15. ToL makes death-time fun, hand-drawn Deathnotes to troll the living. https://t.co/nKtIEuzoI3 Special offer ending s… https://t.co/BGjm0Jj1w5
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