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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #30 on: 2011-02-10, 05:49:47 PM »
Great!  Keep me informed please! :)
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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #31 on: 2011-02-10, 07:59:29 PM »
I posted it at http://sgdk2.enigmadream.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=27&func=fileinfo&id=181.  Do you have the ability to submit an update to that listing with the additional details and screenshots you'd like?

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #32 on: 2011-02-11, 06:23:21 AM »
I hacked the project listing's database to make the file owned by you so you should be able to submit your own description and screenshots now.  (Changing file ownership does not seem to be a feature of Remository, but it was a simple 1-value hack to change the ownership, so it seems safe.)

I didn't realize/remember until recently that you already had the alpha version posted.  I suppose we should remove that one too?

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #33 on: 2011-02-11, 07:59:58 AM »
Okay, I'll update info tonight (I don't have a thumbnail here). :)  Yeah, I guess we could remove the alpha version now.
I wonder, will my game be displayed in the game listing page or is that only for SGDK1 games?

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #34 on: 2011-02-11, 10:18:46 AM »
I kind of forgot about the old project listing.  Looks like it's not even working any more because it can't connect to the server.  That is just for SGDK 1.  http://sgdk2.enigmadream.com/ is the project listing for SGDK2.

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #35 on: 2011-02-12, 10:47:28 AM »
Well, I added a thumbnail but I leave the rest as is I think. :)  Your description is short and straight to the point.  I tend to get carried away when I describe my game, so I won't. ;)

Do you know where I could advertise my game?  I already did on most Legacy of Kain fansites, but I don't know where else I could advertise it.

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #36 on: 2011-02-12, 01:19:52 PM »
Aw... I was kind of looking forward to seeing an all-fancied-up description because there are so many features for formatting text in the detailed description that never get used :).  But it's OK, whatever you like is fine.  Also, you may want to put a link to the binary version in case someone stumbles across this one, but doesn't want to get SGDK2 yet.  Also, if you think it would help for me to also host the binary version of your game in the binary section, I could do that too.

As for advertising, here are a few thoughts:
  • Submit news articles to gamedev.net and games.slashdot.org.  I'm not sure if they would consider this news, but I don't think it could hurt to try.
  • Post a question on GameDev.net about the best way to announce and publicize your game.
  • Google Adwords will give you $75 of free advertising if you find their promotional offer and sign up -- I found mine in Wired.  But you can only get this promotion once.  I have another one in Wired that I can't use that I could look for if you can't find one.
  • Make sure I remember to post news about your game on all the SGDK2 news outlets... the news feed, Facebook page, Homepage, etc.
  • Check newsgroups (google groups and/or usenet) for game related discussions and announce your game there.
  • Post a (another?) you-tube video of the best parts of your game and link to it.  Do it like a trailer where you begin with caption screens like "What ever happened to Kain?"  Maybe you could find an advertising/design school student to help you out on your video free of charge.

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #37 on: 2011-02-13, 07:22:08 AM »
OK, I updated the game description but I didn't submit a file (of course).  It doesn't seem to show up.  Must you approve the new details?  I embedded a video with the description and linked toward the binary version also. :)

I'll work on you other suggestions.  Thanks a lot for the help! :)
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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #38 on: 2011-02-13, 09:07:08 AM »
1. Yes, I have to approve some updates.  (Very impressive submission with the embedded video!)  I have approved it.
2. I just noticed I was unable to extract the contents of the RAR file with 7-Zip.  Did I upload a corrupt file, or is 7-Zip just not good at extracting RAR files?  It says there was a CRC failure.  If it is corrupt, I may need to have you upload again so I can download again and this time test the archive before uploading.

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #39 on: 2011-02-13, 09:43:57 AM »
Okay, I'll upload a new version of the source code for you.  Anyway, I made some small changes already, so it is a good thing to update the file. :)
I'll tell you when it is uploaded. :)
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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #40 on: 2011-02-13, 11:09:27 AM »
Okay, source code updated, same link: http://www.davidvdk.com/files/vc/LokSource.rar

I downloaded the source after uploading it, extracted it (with WinRar) and opened it.  So this one is surely not corrupted.

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #41 on: 2011-02-13, 12:06:36 PM »
Allright, so I posted announcements on slashdot and gamedev.  I looked around for google adwords, but I feel pretty unconfortable to input my bank info...  I don't want them to tkae money from me.  Is there a way to limit the amount of money to the promotional offer?
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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #42 on: 2011-02-14, 06:26:19 AM »
I would try not to advertise to much until all the links are working properly.  Hopefully you are advertising your link and it works.
I don't know if there's a way to limit the amount Adwords can take from you.  When I did it, I think I just gave my credit card info or whatever, and then I was able to configure an "Ad Campaign" that lasted a limited amount of time.  So I think I still have $2 because I didn't want to risk going over.  It's up to you of course -- just an option.

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #43 on: 2011-02-14, 08:54:44 PM »
OK, I uploaded the file and deleted the old one.  I tried to transfer all the pieces of the listing to the new file, but I see I forgot about the screenshot.  Can you re-upload a screenshot.  If it allows more than one screenshot to be uploaded it'd be nice to have a gameplay screenshot instead of just the title screen.  I tested the download this time and ... Yay -- it extracted.  I will try compiling/playing it soon.

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Re: Legacy of Kain: Revival beta
« Reply #44 on: 2011-02-15, 08:04:35 AM »
Last time I tried I could only upload a single screenshot.  But before I realized that I took around 12 screenshots to upload, I was a little disappointed. :P
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