We Must Come Together.....
Posted 13 December 2004 - 03:37 AM
But anyway, I was downloading a few games. And this just pops into my head. I see so many people have tried to sell their games individually. Trying to get just their games distributed to stores and stuff. Thats great and all but how many, (if there are any) Ever tried getting a whole bunch of games that we made, (we as in GM Users) and distribute them as a pack. Ya know, instead of selling one title, sell like 10 titles in one pack and call it GMCollections or something like that. Just wondering because we have some many good games nowadays. I especially like Sand box of God and Jetz rampage. And I am soon to make a ground breaking one (hopefully). It would be cool if that would work.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 11:25 AM
If you're selling on the Net especially, you'll make more money selling individually with a demo to 'try before you buy'.
If you're selling in a collection then they can't test all games beforehand and so you will not be trusted if selling on the Net. This could work in stores, but it's unlikely you can convince any big-time shop to sell it and give you a reasonable deal.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 01:24 PM
Ever tried getting a whole bunch of games that we made
Oh, it's been tried dozens of times.
Or at least, SUGGESTED dozens of times.
Every single time, it falls apart very quickly for fairly obvious reasons - people who aren't organised enough to sell one game are certainly not able to handle the MUCH more complicated problem of negotiating between several different game makers, getting their games together, testing, streamlining, checking for copyright problems, dealing with the age and location status of all members, figuring out how to ensure fair division of funds, etc etc etc....
Selling a bundle of games you personally made is a possibility, but usually this is just an option on your store. Buy game A for $10, buy game B for $10, or take advantage of our special offer and get A+B for $15!
Posted 13 December 2004 - 07:52 PM
forever & Freeware Forever.
PS. I was 9 back then. Im 16 Now
PPS. Gamemaker for ever. Even when I perfect my c++. Ill teach my kids how to use gamemaker.
Posted 17 December 2004 - 05:30 AM
Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:15 AM
if ur gonna sell games u need good ones like Purper, Sandbox of God, dunno abaot ROPW cos i havent played it dew to my firewall and it isnt working even af=rfter turning it of but people seem to like it. u want really good games RTS's would be good because there good even when there 2D like Purper, Red Alert, Red Alert 2,Age Of Empires ect. if u wanna sell a racing game these days it has to be 3D no other option or u wont sell it. (probobly i wouldnt buy it, it would have to be some hell of a game) so if u get say 200! of the best gm games BUT u cant take stuff like ROPW and the sandbox of god BECAUSE they are Freeware atm and peeps would get really annoyed if they found out that they could of got it for free but if u make good new ones say 200-300! gm games NEW not freeware or downloadable they might sell.
i dont know cos i have never tried.
Posted 17 December 2004 - 02:04 PM
Anyways I want to start a site that has links to some of the best games. Maybe hold a contest....... Wait never mind. Usually when the makers hear the word contest, they usually want to win something big. Why cant they just be happy with being named one of the top 10 GM games of all times?
I might do it in 2005. Just Have a site, where every month we hold a competition where they must submit their LINK and have a whole bunch of people see which one wins for that month. I dont know it might work if I advertise a whole bunch. And then the winners can put they one the so called "GM: January Jamborie 2005* Competition
Posted 17 December 2004 - 02:33 PM
yeh but when us ay the best u gotta have the best ever there has to be vote.
BUT ONLY AND ONLY REALLY GOOD GAMES NO CRAPPY THINGS!
Posted 17 December 2004 - 03:55 PM
Posted 17 December 2004 - 09:34 PM
Exactly. Unless it's a mix of like 10 games for $5. but if it's like $5 a pop, it needs to be semi-decenet, which is where this fails.
the problem is how to find the best games out there
If you need to have a look at the quality of the games, have a look at some of the msm games. sure they sell theirs at a higher oprice then i would with gm games, but it gives u an idea.
Youll have to do a bit of searching, but i suggest u try bejeweled 2 as one of the games.
Edited by Dregnought, 17 December 2004 - 09:52 PM.
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Posted 22 December 2004 - 10:59 PM
Anyways the problem with purper is that its that everything is in dutch and it requires alot of videomemory and when I started playing it I didn't knoiw what was going on, in fact I still don't.
I'm not sure if that was the first rst like it says on the page though I remember medieval clash and that one is really old too, I wonder why the guy didn't make a vs mode he could of easly replaced the mouse with hotkeys.
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