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Released but not listed?

10-14-2012, 03:06 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
Released but not listed?

Hey everyone,

Is it odd to release a game and not be listed on half the media sites you've visited? Even though you've been selected as Editor's Choice and made it on games of the week listings on sites like G4TV, 148apps, etc.?

I'm just trying to understand why we seem to be missing on new release listings at sites like Gamespot, SlidetoPlay, Metacritic etc.

It is really harming the exposure of the title and it's getting amazing reviews where ever it's being played, as well as on these forums.

Here's the game:

Polara
iOS
http://bit.ly/Oym4OB

Android
http://bit.ly/RiGfk8

Just trying to understand how this all works. Are we getting the cold shoulder because we're not a huge dev? Our game is getting the respect and attention of a major title, but the coverage of a local high school soccer game
10-14-2012, 04:02 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 60
All those sites are automated. You might see your game later. Some robots update sites quicker then the others
10-14-2012, 10:05 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by VRPgames View Post
All those sites are automated. You might see your game later. Some robots update sites quicker then the others
Ahh, I was thinking that and noticed that we were not able to be found when the search engine was used on iTunes when we were released, however every other game that came out was. So I'm thinking we were missed in the refresh of the store which is ridiculous and not helpful hahaha but that might be why they missed our title.

Either way, seeing our icon under hot new releases or top game of the week is awkward when I can't find our game on half the Internet.


Oh I looked....I also know how big the Internet is to know what half is.

Anyway, cheers!
10-14-2012, 05:52 PM
#4
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 27
Yeah if you put out a press release, as I do with prMac, the PR's are automatically added to a ton of sites' PR section. Then if the reviewers like what they see they'll report it on another section.

Good luck with sales!
10-14-2012, 08:44 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto/Vancouver
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shizane View Post
Yeah if you put out a press release, as I do with prMac, the PR's are automatically added to a ton of sites' PR section. Then if the reviewers like what they see they'll report it on another section.

Good luck with sales!
Oh we went with Triple Point PR so we definitely got our name out there. Who knows what's goin on...totally confusing.