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 Post subject: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug, 2011 7:56 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

Well it has been about ten days since release and press coverage has been pretty light. What has been working is word of mouth coverage. It is pretty much carrying all sales now it seems. We really want to stay on the Steam top 20 sellers list for a while, but we are slipping.

It would be awesome if you guys could tell your friends on Facebook and Recommend the game to friends on Steam. Both of these seem to be really great methods to get a growing network of people aware of the game.

Aside from that, any other marketing ideas are welcome.

Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Facebook is silly.

I got one or two people to try out the demo, but meh, demo. I don't think it would hurt to slightly increase the scope of it.
Especially the lack of zombies in it is somewhat disturbing. One ship and that's it.

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Sat 27 Aug, 2011 2:48 am 
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Already reconmended it on facebook and to all of my mates (giving one of them it becouse I know his wallet is tight.) I know at least two of them will buy the game and I'm gonna try to get the snowball rolling from my side at least. You guys deserve it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Sun 28 Aug, 2011 4:44 pm 
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Well, you can thank John "TotalBiscuit" Bain for my purchase. After viewing his WTF is...? videos from February and May, I simply had to buy it. I love that you had him do voice acting too, adds a bit of charm to the whole experience. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 29 Aug, 2011 12:35 am 
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Every known social media thingamajig i have access to knows about Spaz already.

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Thanks very much to you guys above who have been chatting to your friends about us. It is really appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 29 Aug, 2011 11:13 pm 
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Already bought it for a friend as well as for myself, and whenever I see someone on my friends list playing the demo I immediately tell them to buy it...the game is easily worth more than $15 (I've managed to put in 52 hours since the steam release alone....).


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug, 2011 12:00 am 
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That is really great to hear. We are both glad you are having fun and got your money's worth. Still a ton more to come too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2011 6:28 pm 
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I made a thread about it on the Grim Dawn forums a couple weeks ago and it seems a couple people purchased it, and overall even the ones who just tried the demo seemed to enjoy it too.

Good luck and hope you guys are properly rewarded for making this very excellent game!


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Thanks very much for this. It really helps us out.


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep, 2011 8:53 am 
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I have to agree.. This is the best space sim I have played in several years.. This is my favorite genre, having played almost every single one since the first Wing Commander, which got me hooked.


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 12:55 pm 
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iv recomended it to all my gamer friends. i think a few tried the demo and i tried to push them all to buy it but they all said they were too skint, but my best mate bought it anyway. im trying my best cos you guys really deserve it :D

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Thanks for your support and for spreading the word. There currently is no known cure or vaccine for SPAZ :)


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 06 Sep, 2011 8:57 pm 
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i dont want a cure! i want to remain addicted for life! haha

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Fri 09 Sep, 2011 12:49 am 
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Ya a cure would suck. I guess the only cure would be for the dev team to stop supporting it. Pretty much the demo got me but there were no zombies in it. Still bought it though.

Recommended it to all my friends over 15 have bought it props to you guys hope you continue to dev. it. I know multiplayer is considered but it would add even more replay value. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Fri 09 Sep, 2011 8:41 pm 
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frillybob wrote:
I know multiplayer is considered but it would add even more replay value. :)


you need more replay value? iv completed the game about 4 times haha! i jsut keep getting dragged back to this amazing peice of artwork, and amazing game! haha :) multiplayer would be cool tho. the devs have already said that if they make a SPAZ 2, that there will be multiplayer included. SPAZ 1 wont have multiplayer as far as im aware :)

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep, 2011 9:01 am 
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SPAZ got a recommendation on X-Play yesterday. Though not a full review, I suspect it will drive up sales numbers.

Here's the link to the video.

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep, 2011 5:44 pm 
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Yes I stumbled upon that myself. We were pretty excited to see it too. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2011 12:53 am 
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If youre interested, I could do an animation for it?

some of my stuff is here if you're interested : http://www.youtube.com/user/opothenesis?feature=mhee
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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 26 Sep, 2011 2:41 am 
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Hmm, sounds interesting. Please send us an email at contact@spazgame.com with details.

Thanks very much for the offer of help!


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Would it be possible to add a non-paypal donation option? I want to pay more for this game but I really dislike paypal.

Then again, it occurs to me that I can just start gifting copies out to my friends. But when they're exhausted I might still have more to give you guys.

I've been waiting for this game ever since playing Starscape so long ago!


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 8:10 pm 
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tankfox wrote:
Would it be possible to add a non-paypal donation option? I want to pay more for this game but I really dislike paypal.

Then again, it occurs to me that I can just start gifting copies out to my friends.


Donations probably do get a bigger % of money into MinMax's hands. Though I hear digital distributors usually take a 30% cut, which is at least better than they'd be getting from retail.

If you really want to gift a gazillion copies, you could always post in a forum after exhausting friends. E.g. say here or on the Steam forums, "I'll gift SPAZ to <insert here>." E.g. <First x people to post> <first x people to give me a good reason they should get a copy> etc.

Or post on Reddit. I hear they're fans of SPAZ giveaways. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Mon 24 Oct, 2011 8:30 pm 
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Gifting copies is a great idea. Most of our sales come from word of mouth, so if your friends tell friends, that may lead to even more sales :)


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 01 Nov, 2011 9:05 pm 
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tankfox wrote:
Would it be possible to add a non-paypal donation option? I want to pay more for this game but I really dislike paypal.

Then again, it occurs to me that I can just start gifting copies out to my friends. But when they're exhausted I might still have more to give you guys.

I've been waiting for this game ever since playing Starscape so long ago!


I registered on the forums just to quote you.

Amen to what you just said, I've been waiting for a game like this since Starscape! Another fine indy game!

Also, this game actually in a strange sort of way almost scratches that StarControl 2 itch I've had ever since I was first sucked into the wonderful world of PC games.

Myself and several of my friends are supporting the devs, great work guys, you SHOULD quit your day job!


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 Post subject: Re: Telling friends about SPAZ. (please help)
PostPosted: Tue 01 Nov, 2011 10:26 pm 
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Hehe, this is our day job actually :)


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