|Re: Finding Stars-players
||Mon, 01 January 2018 15:59 |
Registered: November 2016
|On top of the given suggestions, what about a new area? Like a small business, we need to get our name out there. Stars! has fallen into general obscurity in the wider world. If I hadn't fiddled with it when I was a kid and thus tried to find it again, I don't think I'd ever have found it while looking for interesting games I'd never played before. In the effort of advertisement we could...|
Start a social media page (or three) like FaceBook, Twitter, or a Yahoo group or a blog. Add screenshots and some juicy game stories.
Contact websites with lists of old computer games and 4x and/or strategy games and see if they don't have and would add Stars! (anyone remember Jumbo. com?)
Stir interest on sites frequented by programmers or other professions/hobbies with target audiences who would play.
See if news media like magazines with such target audiences allow blog sections or would do a piece on us (I don't know how that all works, actually, but maybe).
How much is it to secure advertising time on some mainstream TV channel or in a keyword ad on a search engine? Maybe if enough people saw it we'd get a few people through here. And with enough people through here, maybe a few would stick around long enough to play. It's probably a considerable amount more than I'd be able to put into it, but I'm considering all options.
I will continue my search for methods of marketing stuff I'm not actually selling, but this is what I can think of, so far.
Edit: Pay-per-click, billboards, skywriting!!!
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