Who is the owner of the indie game label?!
I’d like to know because I’d like to pay my membership for this year. Seems there is a difference between considering yourself an indie game developer and others considering you as one.
This post from Mike made me smile as I can relate to what he’s saying there.
I always struggle on to who contact to promote Golemizer. When you look at the indie press you often run into casual Flash games because it’s easier for indie developers to release small Flash games. Either that or you end up reading about the few smashing hits from indies that are desktop games or games available through XLBA.
We rarely hear about indie browser games even though there are lot of them (and some are very successful). I’m wondering sometimes if all those turn based browser games we see are even considered games at all.
For example I must say I wasn’t sure what to think when I read this on RPS: “What I was talking about was that you can tell that the Browser is getting interested, because it’s getting a backlash. I’ve spotted an increase in comment-threads of people dismissing Browser games as “not real games”.”
What? Not real games? Is this what some of the press think? How could I tell as they won’t talk to me anyway so my guess might just be a valid one.
Golemizer is an indie MMORPG. So where should I go? I never received coverage from the indie press. I’d like to believe that it’s because they thought the game wasn’t polished enough but seriously I’ve seen worse. I also don’t believe it’s a problem with the game as when I started to contact MMORPG websites I did received a bit of coverage. Just a little bit though as honestly if they have to choose between posting the last patch notes of WoW or those from Golemizer guess which ones will be picked …
So I’m not fitting the typical indie coverage and I’m not big enough to drag on me the spotlight of the MMO scene either. Mike seems to point that he’s experiencing the exact same thing. So what do we do? Go with the very small community around PBBGs? That’s not bad but it’s way too small to be of any help and honestly who needs yet another acronym …
Are we stuck to appear on those “top 100″ lists or these websites with incentive voting like topwebgames.com?
Browser games are nothing new but maybe the success of some recent big players will help us to get more exposure as long as they don’t ruin the reputation of this type of games by running porn ads.
“Dave, stop whining that you are not getting enough exposure”. *cough* … Me posting that is not whining … It’s getting exposure …