I don’t know anything about marketing.
My goal with Sector7 from the start was/is not to make lots of money or notoriety. To be clear, I am making a game I have always wanted to play. In fact, I have fun playing it now and it’s not even done yet! And sometimes I have to force myself to stop playing and get back to writing code!
But this week I’ve spent much of my time getting marketing things in place. And well, here I am blogging again! I watched a fantastic talk on youtube by Emmy Jonassen which spurred me into thinking I should do some of this stuff. So I coded a static landing page which I’ll launch soon. I started thinking about what the trailer will look like. I started making accounts on places like imgur (where I gained immediate negative reputation for posting screenshots on an image sharing site… mind boggling ) and indiedb. I even started to think I should maybe set up a legit business just in case.
I guess the fact that I enjoy playing my game, makes me hope that others will too. And if that means that there’s a chance for those things I mentioned that are not my primary goals, then that’s just an added bonus.
My goal for this entire process is to have fun doing what I love. But I’m not going to complain if it turns into something more.