How Notch marketed Minecraft

Koonsolo
If you want to create a successful indie game, marketing is one of the most important things. Some claim that an awesome game is all you need, and word of mouth will do the rest. To back up their claim, they use use Minecraft as an example on how a great game can succeed without marketing. Well, let me explain how Notch, the developer of Minecraft, did more marketing than the average indie game developer out there. What is marketing? Since a lot of game developers confuse marketing with advertisement, let's first give a clear definition of what marketing means. This definition is focused on indie game developers: Marketing is all effort that is not going straight into improving your game, but into getting the word out about your game.…
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RPG Playground 0.13: Conversations

Koonsolo
Finally, the new version of RPG Playground is available at http://rpgplayground.com! First of all, this release took waaaay too long. The previous version was released 1 year back, which is definitely a very long time ago. I don't want any of my next releases to take this long ever again. The plan is to make a new release every few months, or even faster. A lot of you were asking, poking and bugging me when this release will be out, and what features it will contain. So thanks for your patience! I hope you will stick around while I keep adding new features. So, why did it take so long? Well, a lot of work was done both on visible features and framework improvements. I will explain everything in this…
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