The Gamingforum Marketingplan
There are many many gamingforums on the internet. Some in foreign languages, some on English and also there are big forums with a seperate gamingsection. We want to gather a list of those forums. I have searched for the Dutch gamingforums, but its substantially harder for me to find Russian, French, etc gamingforums. Once the list is getting big I will start making accounts on all those websites and post the news + ad image or news + video there.
This plan will probably start in a couple weeks or so (but we can prepare already).
What we need for this to succeed:
- We need people who speak German, French, Russian, Spanish, Arab or Chinese to translate the newsitem (I can do the Dutch translation)
- We need people who are willing to google "Games Forum" in mentioned languages. Save the URLs from every big gaming forum in an excelsheet or get editing-acces to the google spreadsheet and add them there. In one hour you should be able to find 10-20 big sites or so, easy!
- I'll sign up to all those websites and post the newsitem + image or news + video.
Mailaender and I have been doing this for years now. It's really time-consuming and help would be appreciated.
Here are the gaming forums where news has been posted on:
http://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/so ... 15-release
http://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/o ... 51224.6423
http://forums.cncnz.com/topic/19608-lat ... -released/
http://slashdot.org/submission/2963069/ ... th-version
(not published on the front page)
http://www.indiedb.com/games/openra/new ... e-20130915
http://cnc-comm.com/community/index.php ... 8#msg13928
https://forum.dune2k.com/topic/24184-op ... 00/page-22
http://www.gamespot.com/forums/pc-mac-l ... #341536835
http://www.cnc4ever.com/index.php/forum ... tart=6#230
http://www.united-forum.de/united-talk- ... ost2737881
http://www.cncforen.de/showthread.php?p ... ost1604256
http://forum.cncsaga.com/topic/8064-ope ... /?p=254459
http://forum.reseau-js.com/topic/87914- ... 1052778301
http://www.jeuxlinux.fr/f1334-OpenRA_-_ ... 30915.html
http://www.gamekult.com/forum/topic-ope ... st21735166
http://www.timeofwar.com/forum/index.ph ... strategie/
According to the number of replies on these forum threads, it seems that these gaming websites (or at least, some of them) are dying.
Maybe the RTS genre is not dead yet but I think players are nowadays more interested in 3D games (RTS games or not).
We have two SteamCommunity groups:
(this one seems not to be updated often :-/ )
(and this one seems to not have Announcements enabled)
- Post on relevant Facebookgroups (gamergroups and such)
- Keep our Facebookpage up to date
Mailaender is one of the most active contributors of our Facebook page.
could be an option (since this site/forum is one of the most active among the CnC modding community) but as you can see PPMsite ad prices are pretty expensive. But maybe we could ask for donations and gather the required money for 6 months (or a year) of ad campaign.
Of course, someone (a man of confidence from our community) would have to be nominated to gather all the money. It's just an idea..btw. But, imo, prices are really high. :-/