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Postby brog » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:15 am

Hi guys, this is going to be slightly spammy, I hope that's okay.
I released a game called Vertex Dispenser a few days ago, and it's maybe something that fans of Introversion games would be interested in - it fits into the same broad genre of "innovative indie RTS". There haven't been many reviews yet - it seems like just after E3 was maybe not the best time to release - but here's a post about it from an IGF judge, here's one from TIGSource, and here's a mini-preview from RockPaperShotgun a few weeks ago.

It's available on Steam, there's a demo if you want to try it out, and it's at 10% off for another day.
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Postby Jordy... » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:26 am

See post count, name and message.... SPAM! BERT REMOVE THIS MENACE AT ONCE!
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Postby brog » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:43 am

Yep, feel free to remove it if it's too spammy for you. Introversion are notorious for having spammed forums to get word out about Uplink, so I thought this might be okay here. If not, that's cool with me, we can just wait for reviews to come out.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:37 am

brog, friendly word of advice: You are likely to get yelled at by a lot of people.

"Introversion are notorious for having spammed forums to get word out about Uplink"
Not heard that one, but let's work on the assumption it is true. That would have been how long ago? Uplink came out in 2001. Times change; times change faster on the internet.

Perhaps Bert could lock this to protect brog from the torrent of abuse that is likely to fall upon him.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:48 am

Meh, i'd have to go to to the admin panel for that. Too cumbersome. I don't think it'll be that bad, and any abusive posts would give the links more prominence. And the game certainly looks nice.
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Postby brog » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:18 pm

Deepsmeg wrote:"Introversion are notorious for having spammed forums to get word out about Uplink"
Not heard that one, but let's work on the assumption it is true. That would have been how long ago? Uplink came out in 2001. Times change; times change faster on the internet.

Kieron Gillen mentions it here, search for "guerrilla marketing"; I think IV talked about it on their blog once, or maybe in an interview.

Thanks for the advice. I have seen plenty of "here is my game" threads from the other side, and I'm trying to avoid the mistakes I've seen (although I know "posting somewhere you're not a regular" could be a mistake).
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Postby jelco » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:58 pm

Yes yes, IV did use that 'guerilla marketing' technique back in the early days, but that was a lot more subtle and much more sticking to the idea of 'guerilla'. ;) A better idea would in this case have been to post something like "have you seen this?" in the games topic we have laying around.

Anyway, I don't really regard this as spam, and according to forum policy this doesn't qualify as a candidate for locking, so no further action will be taken. I do however want to point out that I nearly deleted it as real spam on first sight, so you may want to be a bit more careful with your post building. General summary: more text, less links.

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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:44 pm

Oh, plus, we (me&jelco) only have a spamkilling mandate,
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Postby xander » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:01 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:Oh, plus, we (me&jelco) only have a spamkilling mandate,

AND?! That comma at the end promises more, but we are let down! Where is the rest of the post!?

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Postby bert_the_turtle » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:08 pm

not a locking/moderating mandate.

Sorry, got distracted.
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Postby jelco » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:15 pm

Attention span of a turtle? :P

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Postby MrBunsy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:05 pm

jelco wrote:Attention span of a turtle? :P

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Postby Jordy... » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:05 pm

How lovely of you guys to bring this topic completely off-topic and litter it with your uttering about all the things you can do and your words of advice on how to approach life and "ow look at me I'm a moderator and I can do this and that and I'm gonna completely derail your topic about the interesting game you made just for fun, also note that IV approach things much better BLADADIEEBLAAA die blaa".

I for one read the actual article on RPS and this is what I saw:

"This game is super cool. Still trying to get my head around node colouring!"

Congrats guy, I hope your game will sell well and may your next game be even more awesome so that I will play it and promote it as well, like I promote this game: http://www.spyparty.com/ with my guerrilla tactics.
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Postby Jordy... » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:07 pm

MrBunsy wrote:
jelco wrote:Attention span of a turtle? :P

Jelco

Tortoises will sit and watch you for ages.


That makes me want to have a turtle, I feel like I haven't interested anyone for ages...
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Postby MrBunsy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:30 pm

Jordy... wrote:
MrBunsy wrote:
jelco wrote:Attention span of a turtle? :P

Jelco

Tortoises will sit and watch you for ages.


That makes me want to have a turtle, I feel like I haven't interested anyone for ages...
They are mega cute, especially when they've just hatched. Though mostly all they do at that age is sleep.

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