20 July, 2008
In this weekend’s exercise, explain how you would build a community for an online game on a limited budget.
My thoughts after the jump.
One idea I wrote about before is to build a community site on the topic of your game. This allows you to attract potential fans of your game and be able to get feedback from them. Such a site doesn’t build itself overnight, though, but with some good web design and some smart word-of-mouth, you can have a pretty good community going on the cheap. Might even be possible to derive some revenue from ads.
What are your thoughts?