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How do you get on toucharcade front page??????

06-09-2010, 03:25 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 217
How do you get on toucharcade front page??????

Hello,

How do you get you re game featured on touch arcade front page???

We sended an email here: tips@toucharcade.com
, with few screenshots and various infos about our games...

But so far we did not get much love...it was kind of the same with ou first game ironfist boxing... I don t think it was ever featured on touch arcade front page...

So I start to wonder what do we do wrong ???
06-09-2010, 04:27 PM
#2
You're not necessarily doing anything wrong. They get hundreds of emails per day from devs wanting the exact same thing you do. If they find your game interesting, they may write about it. If they're already familiar with your work, or you personally, then your odds of getting their attention are greater.

06-09-2010, 04:42 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 137
Send a message via Skype™ to AnthonyL
you may want to check out the thread only a few places down from yours on getting a review on TA

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=57245
06-09-2010, 04:51 PM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little White Bear Studios View Post
You're not necessarily doing anything wrong. They get hundreds of emails per day from devs wanting the exact same thing you do. If they find your game interesting, they may write about it. If they're already familiar with your work, or you personally, then your odds of getting their attention are greater.

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Originally Posted by AnthonyL View Post
you may want to check out the thread only a few places down from yours on getting a review on TA

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=57245

Thank s guys...Hopefully they ll pick us up later on..
06-09-2010, 08:16 PM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2,437
You pay a member with at least 1500 posts 100$ and you get on the front page. Its a little secret that not many developers know.

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06-09-2010, 08:50 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldglover411 View Post
You pay a Moderator with at least 1500 posts 100$ and you get on the front page. Its a little secret that not many developers know.
Corrected.

But seriously, Little White Bear had it right that the tips email is inundated with requests. The other issue is that WWDC is going on right now. With things like WWDC or E3 the news comes in so fast that getting on the front page that generally games worth front page coverage are saved until after the event (So they aren't bumped off the front page within hours)

Try sending another email after things cool down (After events there is often a backlog of reviews) but hopefully you should get some kind of response.

Good Luck!
06-10-2010, 09:06 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 217
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
Corrected.

But seriously, Little White Bear had it right that the tips email is inundated with requests. The other issue is that WWDC is going on right now. With things like WWDC or E3 the news comes in so fast that getting on the front page that generally games worth front page coverage are saved until after the event (So they aren't bumped off the front page within hours)

Try sending another email after things cool down (After events there is often a backlog of reviews) but hopefully you should get some kind of response.

Good Luck!
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Last edited by Bmamba; 06-10-2010 at 09:09 AM.
06-10-2010, 09:47 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bmamba View Post
...it was kind of the same with ou first game ironfist boxing... I don t think it was ever featured on touch arcade front page...
You actually got quite a nice preview article before the game was released:

http://toucharcade.com/2008/12/17/re...g-coming-soon/

The comments look pretty positive too.

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06-10-2010, 09:48 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
You actually got quite a nice preview article before the game was released:

http://toucharcade.com/2008/12/17/re...g-coming-soon/

The comments look pretty positive too.

Oh nice! never seen this one

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06-10-2010, 11:30 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
Corrected.
Try sending another email after things cool down (After events there is often a backlog of reviews) but hopefully you should get some kind of response.
"hopefully" is right. tips@arcade.com has always been a black hole for me and most developers - even a robo FAQ-style autoreply would be better than nothing, and would probably go a long way towards avoiding threads like this along with newbie developers being unsure if their attempted announcements made it through and sending repeated follow-up emails.

For what it's worth, I'm probably not going to bother sending anything to tips@toucharcade.com in the future. There are plenty of interesting apps that get mentioned on the front page, but it's pretty clear that the main TA reviewers and I have very different tastes, especially when it comes to retrogaming. There's plenty of opportunity for Arn, Blake, Eli etc. to find out about apps on the main forum threads.