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andrewdoull May 18, 2007 15:19

Angband marketing
 
Hi,

I was wondering if we could collect together a list of websites upon which to announce the next Angband release. Angband relies on its community, and we are one of the 'classic' games for Linux, and now have an actively maintained OS/X port. It'd be good for a change to go out and actively get some new blood on a couple of platforms that don't have the widest selection of games.

My suggestions:

Have a look at the sites referred to in the Linux gaming wikipedia entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_gaming

Any good ideas for OS/X websites? I note that Apple themselves provide lists of games available on their platform. I suggest we hold off trying to contact them directly however.

Other suggestions welcome.

Andrew

CJNyfalt May 18, 2007 16:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewdoull (Post 571)
Hi,

I was wondering if we could collect together a list of websites upon which to announce the next Angband release.

I recommend these three:

http://www.linuxgames.com/

http://www.happypenguin.org/

http://freshmeat.net/

EDIT:
BTW, I just checked the Unangband home page and noticed that the second paragraph is a bit outdated.

andrewdoull May 18, 2007 16:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJNyfalt (Post 572)
BTW, I just checked the Unangband home page and noticed that the second paragraph is a bit outdated.

Its very outdated... I've not got around to updating the Unangband website in a long time...

Nick May 19, 2007 00:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewdoull (Post 571)
Hi,

I was wondering if we could collect together a list of websites upon which to announce the next Angband release. Angband relies on its community, and we are one of the 'classic' games for Linux, and now have an actively maintained OS/X port. It'd be good for a change to go out and actively get some new blood on a couple of platforms that don't have the widest selection of games.

I'm with you completely on this one. I think Angband only appeals to a small proportion of people, but a lot of those just may not get to hear about it unless it's around.

Because of this,I have started advertising for the last couple of releases of FA. I don't know how many more players it got me (there were certainly lots of downloads quoted...), but I did get two offers of ports from this (one to OS X, one to Ubuntu) so I guess someone noticed it.

I heard from rgrd that www.versiontracker.com is the number one Mac site, so used that - and it then appeared on any number of other Mac sites. I also listed on Happy Penguin, and on download.com.

Konstantin May 19, 2007 13:01

Sure have to look for sites to promote the game , recently found it - good thing to kill time at work))))

Aldous May 23, 2007 03:24

You could advertise in sourceforge.net

In fact, nearly all the open source websites would welcome Angband. You just need an accurate and flattering description.

takkaria June 12, 2007 13:13

I've now got ownership of the freshmeat.net Angband record, which is one of the big places where new Unix stuff is announced. Right now it seems to only list 3.0.3, but when 3.0.8 is out I'll be sure to update it accordingly.


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