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Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:31 pm
by oase
reneuend wrote:It's a nice game. I wish you much success!

Thank you very much! :D

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:51 am
by oase
Here is a first walkthrough video, more will follow shortly ...

https://vimeo.com/429800607

Do not be surprised - instead of interaction symbols such as magnifying glass, gear, etc., only the mouse pointer appears in the video (which is due to my screen capture program).

The Early Summer Sale for 5.99 runs until the end of the month ;)

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:13 am
by oase
Here is the first walkthrough video from chapter 1:

https://vimeo.com/431664970

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:07 pm
by oase
My conclusion about "Shadows by the waterhouse": I didn`t get a single review on any platform. Unfortunately I cannot find anyone who will write about my game. As it looks at the moment the big effort is not worth it for me to develop any more games ...

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:40 pm
by reneuend
Perhaps the problem is 'where' you are trying to reach people. You need to try and market your product by going to various gaming forums. Indie games is a good one. Try itch.io
It is not easy to get a game recognized. It takes a lot of effort. If people like it, they will tell others and the grapevine effect will take over.
You can also try Simon's site. He is/was a great AM developer: http://www.theicehouse.fr

I don't think its because no one wants to see your game. I think its because they don't know about it!!! You just have to reach the right market!

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:16 pm
by oase
I already sell my games on itch.io and have written in all adventure game forums known to me, in some since my first game 10 years ago. Adding up, I probably did get over 100,000 clicks on my threads. On English-speaking forums, however, I only know AdventureGamers, Gameboomers and Tigsource.
And apart from itch.io, I only know Gamejolt where I can currently publish my games without any hurdles. Maybe you could tell me any others? :wink:

Re: Retro Crime Adventure

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 pm
by reneuend
You obviously have done your homework!
I'm not sure the size of the Windows-based adventure game market, but I'm sure it is much smaller then previous years.
I don't know the answer to pushing a game. There used to be a website that bought and sold homemade games. They were strict on quality, but I think your game would have had a good chance.
If I were to guess, I would say that people don't want to download windows-based games. You have to turn off your virus protection and people are rightfully skittish to do something like that. Where does that leave us? web-based? I don't know.
At the very least, you should be able to enter it in contests and see how it does.

All the best!