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Should I have a wesite when pulishing?

07-11-2011, 09:00 AM
#1
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 220
Should I have a wesite when pulishing?

Should I have a wesite when pulishing games?
07-11-2011, 09:33 AM
#2
I found its useful, gives you something to tweet about and you can try and get people interested in your app before it comes out and leak out information slowly.

Might generate more of a buzz when you actually release your game.

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07-11-2011, 04:52 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,006
You're required to provide a support site URL when submitting apps.

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Originally Posted by Attollos Technologies View Post
I found its useful, gives you something to tweet about and you can try and get people interested in your app before it comes out and leak out information slowly.

Might generate more of a buzz when you actually release your game.
07-11-2011, 06:35 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: ON, Canada
Posts: 245
Definitely! Any website that can house your game, info, and trailer will be a good.
I find when I have to submit press releases, they always ask for direct website link for the game.
07-11-2011, 09:20 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Neverland
Posts: 345
Definitely and absolutely! Your website will affect players' first impression on your brand.

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07-12-2011, 02:01 AM
#7
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by lukeca View Post
You should get a working "b" key too
HUH?

Explain

And post a link to all YOU peoples games wesites so I can have a look to get an idea how much content is needed to put on a mini site

Last edited by pinkandpurple; 07-12-2011 at 02:24 AM.
07-12-2011, 02:57 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 243
Here's my holding page. We're working on the full site atm. Should have lots more content up there in the next few weeks.

http://www.flintstrikegames.com/

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07-12-2011, 04:13 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 265
I think the missing B is due to this

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Should I have a wesite when pulishing games?
Nice examples:
http://www.bigbadbrush.com/
http://zeptolab.com/
http://www.bitbarons.com/
http://www.halfbrick.com/

Any developer has a website. Just browse your favorite games

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07-12-2011, 04:40 AM
#10
Having a website is a really useful tool for lots of reasons including:

You can sign up for the iTunes affiliate program so any traffic your site sends to Apple will earn you a small percentage of resulting sales.

You have a base to talk more about your game, present additional screenshots, host videos, deal with customer support, have FAQs for your game etc.

If you're going to develop more than one game it's the place to cross-sell your titles.

You can have a newsletter sign-up so you can make contact with the people who play your game so you can promote your new games and updates to them when they come out (not everyone is on Twitter or Facebook or Plus).

I'm sure there are a bunch of other reasons, but I hope these help!