Indie Game Communities You Should Be Apart Of!

Visiting and participating in indie game communities, forums, blogs, websites, etc. is essential when you're a small indie game developer. Below is a short list of the top indie game development communities. There's plenty more beyond these few, but these are the best of the best! Go visit them, join their community, promote yourself plus your game, and be an awesome indie developer!

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Creating A Press Kit For Your Indie Game

Game development is only half the battle when it comes to creating a game. The other half is to create a strong presence online so journalists, media outlets and other press members can find and write about your games. To help with that, you should create a press kit for your game. What Is A Press Kit? A press kit is a collection of assets and information that allows the press to easily learn and write about your game. It contains all promotional material you want journalists to use in their coverage, and lets them know the facts about your product. The press kit will help journalists and media outlets save time researching information about your game that may be spread across the internet, and put it in one place for them to read. What To Include In A Press Kit A typical press kit will include all kinds of promotional assets and…

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Twitter’s New Analytics Are Awesome!

Just the other day, Twitter rolled out an awesome update to their advertiser backend. Many of my marketing, public relations, and community manager friends will probably glad about these new changes. So, what did they change? The entire analytics section has been rebuilt and shows much more information than it has done before. As you can see, Twitter's completely redone their backend analytics and you can get extremely detailed information about your tweets, including how many people have seen and engaged with your tweet. What I love is that Twitter finally has an analytic platform that trumps any other service currently being offered. Up until now, I've been using SumAll for my Twitter analytics for any accounts I manage, however I am now going to heavily rely on Twitter's new analytics for the foreseeable future. Anyways, that's all I wanted to share. If you have the chance, definitely check out Twitter's…

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Twitter’s New Analytics Are Awesome!
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2013 Recap – One Hell of a Year!

2013 has been one crazy ride. I honestly am surprised how quickly it went by and what happened this year. Easily said, it's been one hell of a year for me (and I'm sure many other people too). Compared to previous years, I've done so much in what seems like a little amount of time. I've released not one, but two successful games on the iOS and Android platforms, attended three awesome gaming conventions/events, worked on countless side projects and started a brand new company on the side, and I've also made a ton of great new friends. I'm surprised I have time to sleep! Global Game Jam (January) Global Game Jam was my second game jam competition I have ever participated in. I did it with two of my teammates from Play Nimbus, Mike and Adam. We worked on a game called Paranoia, which ultimately is a simple puzzle…

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