Thaedael wrote:So you want to start making money on your game? Well then here are a few things you should be aware of! First off, drop the name malboro and vierra! That would be to avoid any legal complications. If you wish to continue to gain support through LoK, I do recommend still holding independent polls on the forum that helped you get a gathering, that way we as well get an increase in flow of traffic, scratch ours scratch yours etc.
That being said, in the long run you could sell it for money but then you get into the weird grounds of other people pirating and redistributing your game, especially since it's flash. This leaves it to either crowd-sourcing (such as offbeater.com, the route that fleshcult went) this allows you to give rewards to those that invest early, you get your lump sum of money ahead of time and that way you can continue to work on it while not being nearly as worried about the means of your existence. The other option is to continue to build a following and do like Fenoxo with corrupt of champions which has updates and donation drives. Either way works, and maybe go so far as to try and get in touch with Fenoxo, he tends to give the fenoxo bro-bump that helps get other projects more followers, though yours doesn't have transformation as a main focus, but should appeal to many there.
Other than that, always put a link in your game back to your blog spot, that way if it gets redistributed without people crediting you, they know where it is from! If you ever need help with co-ordinating with the site, the moderating team will go out of your way to help, I would know, was one for the majority of the time here (as well as majority of the site's existence too actually).
Edit; also you can spread out through other vectors, self-releasing a build on e621.net furaffinity etc. Cast a big net, so that you get more users, and eventually as you build an identity you will have a larger pool of ressources to pull from
Source; years of doing this with pixel art.
Thanks for the advice!
I'll definitely make sure that I try to repay you guys here at LoK for your hospitality (would it be appropriate for me to add a LoK logo to the game?).
I was thinking initially that maybe I could hope to avoid legal issues with parody creatures due to taking donations rather than selling the game itself, but that's probably a dangerous road so I ought to just go the safe route (Ruins the joke where the Marlboro consumable would be Cigarettes, though
). I do know that I don't intend to sell it; I'd much rather have paying for the game be optional.
I'm not familiar with offbeater, is it just kickstarter for adult projects? Because in that case, that sounds fantastic and exactly like something I'd like to look into.
Also, ironically, I just spoke with Fenoxo last night! I didn't even do it intentionally: I stumbled into a chat client when I was checking out referrer links to my blog.
I went ahead and made a thread for my game at futanaripalace. I'm not familiar with all the big names in this sort of stuff so I'm not sure where to go to promote it.