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Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319033] Wed, 08 May 2013 18:57 Go to next message
Shanga

 
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As I've stated on the KS page, there are perfectly valid ways to spread the word about JA:F without spamming, begging for media attention or selling organs to pay for ads.

1. Get your FB contacts to "Share" (Like is nice, but Share does the spreading) either the official updates from FC or funny memes with a bit of info attached to them and backlink to KS page (we'll try to provide as many memes as we can here).

2. Scout around for non-mainstream, local gaming news outlets (forums, blogs, anything related to strategy gaming) and submit a short update/comment for them to carry. Again, with a backlink to KS page (that's the most important thing).

It's essential that you do not go and paste the entire KS page there (sorry to who made the forum templates, but it's true). Nobody likes walls of text. Just pick a phrase from the official updates, something either about Chris Camfield or modding or anything else you think might interest people and post that. Make sure you either "quote" it or you re-write it to sound first person (it would be stupid to paste something that starts with "We here at FC..." but it's written in your name).

Feel free to brag below about the targets you achieved.

[Updated on: Wed, 08 May 2013 18:59] by Moderator



Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319042] Wed, 08 May 2013 19:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tais

 
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link tipped the kickstarter page on a dutch IT/tech/gaming website, hopefully they will catch up on it.


Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319049] Wed, 08 May 2013 19:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oasis789

 
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Reddit has several communities that might be interested in hearing about new, informative interviews, or even better, videos of gameplay or concept art. On Reddit, content is key, since visibility is from being upvoted by other users.

The largest community is /gaming and next is /games. /linuxgaming and /macgaming have smaller but passionate userbases. /tbs and /rpg_gamers for the genre crowd. /indiegaming and /kickstarter for the dev crowd.

Tips for using Reddit: Titles really matter. They are the only description users get to see, so it needs to be succinct and informative. "Original Jagged Alliance 2 dev joins kickstarter prequel team" or "Space Hulk devs kickstarting new turn based Jagged Alliance" are some examples. Interviews should be titled with interesting quotes, like "Jagged Alliance dev: 'If it ain't broke don't fix it'".

Remember not to spam, though. The post has to be relevant to the subreddit's themes/topics.

Another potential community to reach out to is Slashdot.
Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319055] Wed, 08 May 2013 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CaRNi4

 
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I made the Reddit post of Update #12 with the Chris Camfield and modders news on /r/gaming. Got some upvotes. http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/1dv68h/half_way_through_slow_kickstarter_campaign_ja/
Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319062] Wed, 08 May 2013 20:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pambam

 
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Are you studying computer science stuff like that?

Print a DIN-A4 paper (or design a flyer) about this campaign and kickstarter and make it so, that people can pull tiny pieces with the url off your paper. Use some big pictures of the campaign at top to work as an eyecatcher. No one at your university expects this and will look at it. The nerds for sure. Every new backer is worth more backers, as he has friends and friends of his friends.

Anyone good in flyer design? Should have the logo and pictures on it, nice fonts and short explanation:
What is the campaign for?
What is kickstarter?

Is this desperate? It is hard to attract people that are not aware of kickstarter and of games and their news channels anymore.

Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319072] Wed, 08 May 2013 21:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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studying computer science [...] has friends
You just contradicted yourself Razz


Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319080] Wed, 08 May 2013 21:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flugente

 
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As I'm unfamiliar with internet memes and stuff, the only way I could contribute is, nonsurprisingly, by a new feature I have in store:

http://i40.tinypic.com/334og1e.jpg

Originally planned for sth else, this allows to specify a 'pool' from which the enemy can draw its soldiers (militia would also be possible). We can specify
  • name and colour
  • hair, skin, shirts, pants
  • traits
  • gear
in a neat xml. We could use that for the KS, say: if KS gets funded, every donator gets an entry into this. Low pledges get admin slots, high pledges become elites, and so on.

Let me know if interest exists, then I can merge this into the trunk.

And btw.: I will NOT be the one to add >3k entries to the xml. You do that, if interested.


Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319082] Wed, 08 May 2013 22:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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Flugente
We could use that for the KS, say: if KS gets funded, every donator gets an entry into this. Low pledges get admin slots, high pledges become elites, and so on.
Let me know if interest exists, then I can merge this into the trunk.


Whoa! This is an EPIC idea! It's so damn good, i think it's fit for tomorrows KS update! Hear that @JAFTeam?

But >3k will make for a HUGE xml file. Maybe pick a certain minimum tier for this? Actually if all the 3500 backers would've pledge $100, KS would be funded.

So I'd say we should aim start from $100+ pledges for admins, $200+ for redshits and $1000+ for elites.

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Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319084] Wed, 08 May 2013 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gambigobilla

 
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Yay, I'll call all my friends and say i've become an admin at JA.
Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319118] Thu, 09 May 2013 06:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
oasis789

 
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CaRNi4
I made the Reddit post of Update #12 with the Chris Camfield and modders news on /r/gaming. Got some upvotes. http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/1dv68h/half_way_through_slow_kickstarter_campaign_ja/


Good job, I upvoted too. Problem with /r/gaming is that its such high turnover and such a high bar to be on the front page of the subreddit. I usually post to /r/games, but that subreddit has a rule against direct links to kickstarter, so one should link to media, press etc there.
Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319183] Thu, 09 May 2013 16:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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Great news. Last night I've pitched JA:F on Romania's biggest gaming website (computergames.ro). Just a topic on their forums with a hint to the editors that a word on their main page would help the KS a lot. Guess what I've found today?

http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/gallery/80/medium/135.jpg


Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319255] Fri, 10 May 2013 09:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Loki7285

 
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romanians are crazy and passionate gamers.
Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319349] Sat, 11 May 2013 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pambam

 
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Share this fan-made video. It is enthusiastic and explains the history of JA2 , failures of bitcomposer and the KS campaign.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht3_a7l7QeY
Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319437] Sun, 12 May 2013 19:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pambam

 
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Spread the word.

I found a blog in Germany about internet deals which is huge there... the article becomes hot, if you vote for it (+ sign).
To be able to vote, you have to register (nickname and mail only) or use a twitter/facebook account to connect with.

google translate
http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fhukd.mydealz.de%2Fdeals%2Fhumble-bundle-partnership-jagged-alliance-classic-pack-5-199822

Original link
http://hukd.mydealz.de/deals/humble-bundle-partnership-jagged-alliance-classic-pack-5-199822
Re: Spread the Word Campaign - Ideas, Advice and Results[message #319957] Fri, 17 May 2013 18:41 Go to previous message
whoami

 
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1) People do not read the text! We need more pictures, video, visual representation.

2) Ask Brian Fargo and Chris Avellone to advertise "JA: F" in exchange for % of sales. Only 6 days left!
Or "Full Control" can ask for help in exchange for theirs help in developing / testing "Wasteland 2", "Torment: Tides of Numenera", "Project Eternity".
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