SITE INDEX

— READ THIS FIRST —

GAME DESIGN
Getting Started

– Prototype
– Tips & Tricks
– Forums & Blogs
– Pod/Vid Casts & Video
– Resources & Books
Basic Design Tips
Misconceptions
Pitching to Publishers

– Speed Dating
– Publisher List
– Sell Sheets
– Submissions
Contracts

– Types of Contracts
– Typical Terms
– What to Look For
Don’t do CCG
Games to Play
Best Practices
Facebook Resources
 

 

GAME STORES
Game Store Owner

Exclusive Deals
KICKSTARTER
Getting Started

– Before you start
– Add-Ons & A la Carte Menu
– Shipping
– Reward Levels
– Stretch Goals
– Marketing
Don’t Panic!

A Checklist

Request for Quote

– Cards
– Chipboard
– Wood/Plastic bits
– Boxes
– Dice
– Miniatures
Social Media

– Marketing
– Mailing Lists
Print & Play?
Slumps & Reboots

– When to Cancel
– How to Reboot
After the Campaign

– Survey
– Communication
– Manufacturing
– Logistics
– Pledge Managers
– Selling Your Game
Lessons Learned #1

– Don’t lowball price
– Don’t over customize rewards
– Don’t intermingle campaigns
– Beware true shipping costs
– Expect damage/loss in shipping
– Don’t do it alone
Lessons Learned #2

– When to launch
– EU Friendly
– Exclusives & Add ons
– $1 Plidge
– Early Birds
– Retailer Rewards
Success & Failure

– Best day to launch
– Best month to launch
– Trends of success
– Duration
Usage & Marketing Survey
Indie Go Go
Referral Tracking
Game Manufacturers
Game Reviewers
Video & Audio Talent
Best Practices
Facebook Resources
Useful Links
Interviews
PUBLISHING
Getting Started

– Game Development
– Hiring Freelancers
– Campaign Pages
– Marketing & Conventions
– Logistics & Shipping
– Accounting
Legal Stuff

– Business Entities
– Accounting & Taxes
– IP, Copyright, Trademarks
– Contracts, Licensing & NDAs
– Liability & Breach
Contracts

– Types of Contracts
– Typical Terms
– What to Look For
Request for Quote

– Cards
– Chipboard
– Wood/Plastic bits
– Boxes
– Dice
– Miniatures
Cutting Costs

– Expected MSRP
– Alternate Bits
Game Distributors

– Consolidators
– Distributors
– Fulfillment Centers
Getting into Distribution
Game Manufacturers
Game Reviewers
Checklist
Best Practices
Facebook Resources

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