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A nice nod from PCGamer

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Thank you! PCGamer always seems to do us a big favor by covering our releases. I wonder if there is any way to help them in return?


Please visit TDM's IndieDB site and help promote the mod:

 

http://www.indiedb.com/mods/the-dark-mod

 

(Yeah, shameless promotion... but traffic is traffic folks...)

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Please post this article in topic "tdm in the news".

There are lots of things we can do for PCGamer.
Like posting some comments, posting tips at the article.
or what other game-creators do for PCGamer:
creating a standalone version of our game,
including a PCGamer version of one of the TDM missions (by adding some PCGamer banners to the mission).

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Let's not go overboard.

It's nice if the mod gets a mention in the gaming press, but that isn't a reason to bow down and kiss the feet of the media. That sort of thing is likely to alienate some of the potential playerbase (they will perceive it as "media whoring", "selling out" etc).

Of course there's nothing wrong with engaging with their community in a friendly (and non-spammy way), helping people with installation issues or particular missions. But I wouldn't vote for blatant marketing-related things like putting commercial banners in the game.

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That's True.

But as banners for magazine in the game, like they did in hl-mod they hunger. (we can easily do this)
For example, see this video at
at 00:12, some pcgamemagazines
at 02:22, pcgame title on wagon
etc.

 

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Both look and feel very heavy-handed IMO. And I didn't find any logo, sticker, etc. that would look natural in TDM world, this would need to be more of a creative hint or playful reference. In any case, you can always give a shout out to them in the mission readme or credits.

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Some readable in an InventorsGuild-focused FM 😛


Task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen but to think what nobody has yet thought about that which everybody see. - E.S.

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5 hours ago, OrbWeaver said:

Let's not go overboard.

It's nice if the mod gets a mention in the gaming press, but that isn't a reason to bow down and kiss the feet of the media. That sort of thing is likely to alienate some of the potential playerbase (they will perceive it as "media whoring", "selling out" etc).

Of course there's nothing wrong with engaging with their community in a friendly (and non-spammy way), helping people with installation issues or particular missions. But I wouldn't vote for blatant marketing-related things like putting commercial banners in the game.

A mention in the credits or some subtle references in the FM would be sufficient.

It's a common courtesy. Maybe like a Hirsch index in academia, where individuals promote each other in citations.

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13 hours ago, freyk said:

Please post this article in topic "tdm in the news".

How about a main forum topic for "TDM in the news", where a pinned thread for PCGamer could exist alongside other threads for media coverage?

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They're the ones who also gave out free copies of the "They Hunger" Trilogy, a masterful mod series for Half Life 1 about a zombie outbreak in a rural American town.

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