Knowledge Base: Indie Marketing 101
Topic Area: Marketing
Level: Introductory, Intermediate
So what is Indie Marketing?
Marketing is the process of getting your game noticed by the public, and specifically the target audience of your title.
Marketing is a very broad topic, even when whittled down to focus indie developers, but includes dealing with press and influencers, creating marketable content such as a website, press releases and trailers, promoting your game at exhibitions and other avenues like creating viral campaigns.
Why is it important?
All games need a marketing push to ensure they get seen by players who may be interested in playing it and paying for it. Without a marketing plan, your game, no matter how good, may struggle to gain traction.
That doesn't mean it's not possible, of course, or that such a campaign will break the bank, but it is a crucial part of making maximising your game's a success.
Who is this course for?
This course is for indie developers looking for where they can promote their game and wanting to understand how to develop a successful marketing strategy. This course will cover marketing avenues, case studies and putting together a strategy to promote your game.
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