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Old 2014-10-27, 13:31
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Smile 2Dark promotion - Time Limit : They made it with 3 days left!

So, perhaps with a little help from us, 2Dark got funded. So we are getting a horror game from the original AitD/LBA team. Yay!

But ideally we don't just want this game funded, but for them to break their target. 30,000 is not much for a games budget, and the better they can make this game the more impact their new company will make in the industry.
Todo that it needs more coverage.

Currently they are only "just" at 103%
http://www.ulule.com/2dark/


We have a time limit on this folks, so I ask you ASAP to email or use a submission form to tell the following games sites (maybe more) about the game.
This is pretty easy, most sites just have a "submit news" link somewhere (I liked directly if I could see it).
If a few people give them the same news, they will likely cover it.

GAMING NEWS WEBSITES:

Bloody-Disgusting - [good target for horror fans! Kasia & NickZah sent a message]
email them at; [email address]

Joystiq - [SpaceGuitarist & DF & Kasia sent one]
Rockpapershotgun.com [done]
Kotaku (tips@kotaku.com)- [Kasia & SpaceGuitarist & DF sent one,more needed]
Power Unlimited (for the dutch folks..)- [not done]

IGN - [Darkflame & Kasia sent one,more needed]
PCGamer - [ Kasia & SpaceGuitarist & NickZah & DF all sent one,more needed]
EDGE (edge@futurenet.com(subject 'Dialogue').- their email is doesnt work)- [Kasia Sent a Tweet, DF posted on their FB page]

JeuxVideo - [done] and also done
Gamesurf- [done

igromania.ru- (err..anyone speak Russian? :P)[not done Note; Does not take submissions]
AG.ru -[NickZah starting forum topic]
Gmbox - [done (was already covered)]
Oldgames -[NickZah starting forum topic....and successfully got it in the news! yay!]
Zoneofgames -[NickZah starting forum topic]
indiegames.com-Kasia & Homeless sent one
gameinformer- (already covered)
hardcoregamer- (already covered)
destructoid- (already covered)
gametrailers- (already covered)

1ndieworld.com - ( seems a good target given the name and the fact they got halloweeny stuff atm, POLISH PEOPLE NEEDED!!! - Kasia sent one)

mashable.com/gaming/ - [big target,- Kasia sent one]
theverge- [not done- Kasia sent one]
http://techcrunch.com - (big target, much more newsy though probably longshot- Kasia sent one)
http://www.wired.com - (big target, they cover kickstarters so should be possible- Kasia sent one)

http://www.gamespot.com- [news@gamespot.com - big target, DF & Kasia sent one, not done]
vg247- (already covered)
http://www.giantbomb.com- [gb_news@giantbomb.com - big target, DF & Kasia sent one, not done]

arstechnica- [not done, - Kasia sent one]

http://www.polygon.com/pages/contact- [DF sent one,not done]
http://www.pastemagazine.com/games- [Kasia sent one]
gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk- [DF & Kasia sent one]

gametips@venturebeat.com- [DF sent one, not done]
http://www.pcworld.com- [not done....couldn't find contact details]
http://www.insidegamingdaily.com/about-us/- [not done... - they say to contact them use twitter]

news@gamasutra.com- [DF & Kasia sent one, not done....industry news/article site, might be worth mentioning how Fred built one of the first 3d game engines, or at least focus more on their historic importance]
http://www.gamesradar.com/contact-us/- [DF sent one]
http://www.digitaltrends.com/about/company-contacts/- [not done - theres a link to email their newsroom but it doesn't work for me ]
http://www.eurogamer.net/contact.php- [DF & Homeless sent one, needs more]

http://www.usatoday.com/contactus/- ["Contact Newsroom>>Tech" - DF sent one]
http://www.technobuffalo.com/news-tips/- [DF sent one, needs more]
http://www.torontosun.com/contact-us- [DF sent one, needs more]
http://www.gameone.de/contact- [not done ------------------------ Needs German Speaker]
http://www.3djuegos.com- [not done ------------------------ Needs Spanish speaker!]
Survival Horror Online- [Kasia & DF]
Test Survival Horror (French blog)- [Kasia ]

Submit a story to slashdot?
http://beta.slashdot.org/submission

Someone started a Reddit;
http://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming...orror_game_by/

I know nothing of reddit. I assume we should upvoterise it or something?

Big target but not sure who to contact;
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/ar...deo-games&_r=0
The nytimes gets shitloads of hits and has a videogame section.

YouTubers:

Hit like on any 2Dark related videos &or share them;
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2dark

teksyndicate.com- [(you tube show) - Homeless sent one]
Inform LBA letsplayers, or other people with big youtube viewcounts? (DF posted a comment on every video with over 20,000 hits)
Inform Alone In the Dark 1 letsplayers, or other people with big youtube viewcounts? (DF posted a dozen or so comments, but could do with more)
...?

Deviant Art:

If you have an account, it might be worth searching for LBA or AITD fanart and post a common under it?

Other Forums:

loadingreadyrun -[-Darkflame starting forum topic]
thatguywiththeglasses.com -[-Darkflame starting forum topic]
Oldgames -[NickZah starting forum topic]
yakyak.org-[-Darkflame starting forum topic]
Zoneofgames -[NickZah starting forum topic]
Doublefine-[ NickZah starting forum topic]
...?


If you spot a site has covered it with a article/newstory let me know and I'll change it green.
If not we need to keep emailing and show demand.
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Old 2014-10-27, 13:54
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Rockpapershotgun.com - already published
JeuxVideo - already published
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Old 2014-10-27, 13:58
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Old 2014-10-27, 14:32
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I've sent a message to IGN, Kotaku and PC Gamer.
Tried to send one to Joystiq too, but received this (attachment) in return.

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Old 2014-10-27, 16:30
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Odd. Did you get that in your email later?
I just sent one to them and didnt get a reply back (at least not straight away)
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Anyway, I noticed 2Darks funding has shot up to half way! 54%
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Old 2014-10-27, 16:39
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Odd. Did you get that in your email later?
Yes, about 2 minutes after I had sent my message.

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Anyway, I noticed 2Darks funding has shot up to half way! 54%
Seems like they've got a very determined fan!
Edit: Hey, it's back to 37%...
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Old 2014-10-27, 16:49
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crap. Must have been a fake payment
Grrr.
No message in my inbox yet, but I'll check again in 20 minutes.
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One of the best russian game website Gmbox have article about 2dark, but it is unlikely help to gloomywood. In Russia same indie games begin gaining popularity only after videos on youtube from top lets-players and other popular funny video-bloggers. Only after that people start to buy game. http://gmbox.ru/news/sozdatel-alone-...r-pro-manyakov
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Yes, the biggest lets players can have an impact - but thats post release and doesn't help a crowdfunded thing.
I added Gmbox to the list for completeness.
igromania.ru and AG.ru ? (I know little of Russian sites)
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Yes, the biggest lets players can have an impact - but thats post release and doesn't help a crowdfunded thing.
I added Gmbox to the list for completeness.
igromania.ru and AG.ru ? (I know little of Russian sites)
Most popular in Russia Gmbox and Zoneofgames. And maybe Old-games (best forum about retro games, but admins very picky and angry).

Igromania - website of video-games magazine. They will not publish news from ordinary users. They have a forum, but there are very strict rules and maintenance of topics. And think, I can't create a thread in the forum due with the zero-rating.

AG - no longer popular web-site. Site have a profile for 2dark and trailer, but nothing about ulule. Similarly they have a forum, with special Kickstarter topic. But on the forum are almost no people.

I try create topics on forums in Zoneofgames, AG and Old-games.
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Thanks a bunch, I'll update to note your contributions.
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Made a couple of posts on popular forums.

http://www.old-games.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=64060
http://www.zoneofgames.ru/forum/inde...howtopic=33290
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http://bloody-disgusting.com - largest site in the world about horror movies and games, it would be great if somebody was able to contact with their admins. (sometimes it requires to enter the code from the image to enter the site)
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Old 2014-11-02, 15:07
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That seems like a perfect site for the game.
Cant really claim its not bloody disgusting when one of the concept arts shows that children have been cut up....

Heres how to contact them;
http://bloody-disgusting.com/contact-us/

I'll do it myself in a few days, but I appreciate more people chipping in - so it doesnt seem like I am spamming every one of these sites myself.
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Old 2014-11-02, 16:39
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I'll do it myself in a few days, but I appreciate more people chipping in
Done.
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curious, works for me.
Its just an email on that page anyway;
[email address]

Anyway, thanks for your help
*goes update lists*
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EDGE (err...actually I couldn't find any contact details other then their facebook,plus and twitter at the top. Could use them?)- [not done]
I've sent them a tweet.
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I would recommend indiegames.com. I believe it would be a perfect fit for this game to appear there, it could garner quite a bit of attention.
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Good work! Added.

Maybe we should also be targeting youtubers? (eg, letsplays?)


for example.

Theres a lot of them out there, and they are all (I assume) already fans of the game, so they might be more willing to help the developers out with a mention/link/sponsership/beg.

Perhaps look for any LBA videos with over a certain number of subscribers or views?
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http://dopresskit.com

Or, more specifically;
http://www.promoterapp.com

Do you think we should look into this?

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Browse a list of 950+ gaming and tech websites grouped by platform, sorted by Twitter followers.
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signed up, it gives a 14 day trail. Neatly, just entering 2Dark started it searching for published news/reviews on it.
I'll see what else it can do.

It found this destructoid preview;
http://www.destructoid.com/2dark-ori...e-283301.phtml
The comment thread below is hilarious

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What to people think about youtube targets?
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Ok, additionally I added a bunch more sites on the list; The ones with "big target' have over 1,000,000 twitter followers. (some of them much more). Naturally this indicates a heck of a lot of readers.
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1ndieworld.com - POLISH PEOPLE NEEDED!!!
OK, OK, don't shout at me. Sent.

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theverge- [not done]
arstechnica- [not done, almost big target]
http://techcrunch.com - (big target, much more newsy though probably longshot)
mashable.com/gaming/ - [big target,not done]
http://www.wired.com - (big target, they cover kickstarters so should be possible)
Sent!

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