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There must be a thread on suggestions for marketing opportunities for DROD but I'll be darned if I'm ever going to find it.

I'm pretty sure you said you contacted the Humble Indie Bundle and they weren't interested, right?

How about Big Fish Games?
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Does Big Fish do non-casual stuff? Maybe Steam alternatives like Desura might be better.

Edit: What about Good Old Games?

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Does Big Fish do non-casual stuff? Maybe Steam alternatives like Desura might be better.
I'm not ready to release DROD to Big Fish yet. We are working on a build for Desura.

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GoG is great, I recently bought a good couple of games there. M&M 9, BG2, Ultima 4+5+6, Abe's Odyssey. Totals up to 4 games, which is around as much as I, usually, buy annually. Great site.

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I still hope you could one day try Steam again. That place is a treasure for most developers.

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There must be a thread on suggestions for marketing opportunities for DROD but I'll be darned if I'm ever going to find it.

I'm pretty sure you said you contacted the Humble Indie Bundle and they weren't interested, right?

How about Big Fish Games?

Maybe it's here
http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=29781&page=0

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I still hope you could one day try Steam again. That place is a treasure for most developers.

I think there's no chance for DROD to appear on Steam. :no

I think Caravel is not ready to give up Caravel subscription and ranking network, since now it become main source of income for the company.

If DROD is on Steam, the price of them would be 5USD or even less, and Steam would mingle new achievement scoring system into Steam, which will make Caravel's current ranking network obsolette.

In a way, Steam would swallow CaravelGames in a gulp.


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I still hope you could one day try Steam again.
Sure, we will with TSS.
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This is not true for indie developers. Steam is a treasure for about 1% of indie game developers. They're typically the ones you hear about that have become popular by virtue of having a game on Steam. The other 99% have a struggle rising out of obscurity.

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Zombie-hunting games seem to do well on Steam. Have you considered retheming DROD with Beethro as a zombie hunter? Roaches could be your basic-grade shamblers, goblins could be less decomposed types, aumtlich could be zombified police with stun guns. Beethro would be armed with a crowbar, of course.

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Zombie-hunting games seem to do well on Steam. Have you considered retheming DROD with Beethro as a zombie hunter? Roaches could be your basic-grade shamblers, goblins could be less decomposed types, aumtlich could be zombified police with stun guns. Beethro would be armed with a crowbar, of course.

Just a thought.


I....would love to see this as a Halloween mod.

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I....would love to see this as a Halloween mod.

So, who wants to do the graphics for Flash DROD Halloween Edition? ;)

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Zombie-hunting games seem to do well on Steam. Have you considered retheming DROD with Beethro as a zombie hunter? Roaches could be your basic-grade shamblers, goblins could be less decomposed types, aumtlich could be zombified police with stun guns. Beethro would be armed with a crowbar, of course.

Just a thought.


What would brains be? They can't stay brains or the zombies should be attracted to them... :lol

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Zombie-hunting games seem to do well on Steam. Have you considered retheming DROD with Beethro as a zombie hunter? Roaches could be your basic-grade shamblers, goblins could be less decomposed types, aumtlich could be zombified police with stun guns. Beethro would be armed with a crowbar, of course.

Just a thought.
You could even Kickstart it.

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Zombie-hunting games seem to do well on Steam. Have you considered retheming DROD with Beethro as a zombie hunter? Roaches could be your basic-grade shamblers, goblins could be less decomposed types, aumtlich could be zombified police with stun guns. Beethro would be armed with a crowbar, of course.

Just a thought.
You could even Kickstart it.


Tears. Physical, salty tears of manifest giggles.

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Maybe this has already been suggested (or maybe it is not a very good suggestion), but how about asking some famous YouTube reviewers such as TotalHalibut to do a review/playthrough of DROD?

TotalHalibut, for example, is a man who reviews newly released indie games in videos called "WTF is <game name here>?". He gives his first impressions by recording live his first playthrough.

He's really famous and probably constantly spammed with game review requests every day, but I'm confident there are many more reviewers that have a large following on YouTube.

I personally like LazyGameReviews.

What do you think about asking some of these channels to give DROD a playthrough?

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I am kinda torn well ok but don't let them lets play it because pearls will get flak for...

"Stealing (insertnamehere)`s idea".

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Pearls would live, I think.

I don't see any obvious flaws in this plan.

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How would I get flak for it? My uploads would be first? They date-time-stamp all that. And the only thing I would get depressed by is their 7 godzillabillion views to my 30 or so.

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Go for it.

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Well we all know that not everyone looks at the timestamp.

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Yeah, but all they can do with their misguidedness is leave stupid comments on his videos. And the only way for that not to happen on YouTube is to have hardly any comments at all.

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Well i`m all for it maybe some of them will find pearls.

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All I have to do is believe in my heart that I made the original complete LP of a DROD game and I'll probably live. Gob knows that's pretty much all I have going for me.

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Well who do we want to contact then i would recommend Nerd3

Or as he as really known nerd cubed.

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Zombie-hunting games seem to do well on Steam. Have you considered retheming DROD with Beethro as a zombie hunter? Roaches could be your basic-grade shamblers, goblins could be less decomposed types, aumtlich could be zombified police with stun guns. Beethro would be armed with a crowbar, of course.

Just a thought.
You could even Kickstart it.
And maybe require it to be in constant contact with the Caravel servers to shut down the black market for holds and preserve the integrity of the high score list.

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A random thought - might want to give Indievania a shot. Their whole platform is DRM free games on multiple platforms in which 100% of the sales go directly to the developer.

It's actually run by the developers of Capsized, who hail from my hometown! :)

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