In just a few short years the computer- and video-games industry has evolved significantly. Gone are the days when the industry was tightly controlled by a handful of publishers cherry picking the titles available to consumers, and gone are the days of complicated development and year-long productions. Today, game developers are faced with a series of unique new challenges. The mobile gaming space and handheld gaming has introduced new opportunities for independent developers, and with great risk comes great reward! Self-publishing in the digital space has become the norm in the industry and more often than not, game developers excel at building brilliant and addicting games, but lack the experience in promoting and selling them. Having a good game is a great start but not enough to succeed these days. Very few titles sell or become popular with little or no effort because most markets, whether traditionally boxed or digital and mobile, are oversaturated and highly competitive.|
You need a way to stand out from the crowd! You need a way to generate awareness and interest from the industry press as well as the consumer! You need a way to effectively expose your games to a global audience to generate increased downloads and improved sales with minimal cost and effort. How do you accomplish this? How do you promote and market your own games if you have little or no experience in the field and in many cases, very little budget to spare? Where do you go for help, and what help is available to you?
Indie Developer Consulting was founded in San Francisco in 2009 with the mission of servicing small- to medium-sized developers with their business, public relations and marketing needs. Our goal is to help and assist you in getting your games successfully exposed to the gaming press and consumers worldwide. We are gamers ourselves. We are former games journalists ourselves. We are highly experienced in the industry and have specialized in the development, business, and marketing of games for decades. Our team of marketers has held senior roles with major gaming studios across the globe, and we pride ourselves of always giving you our genuine opinion about your games and needs. In just a few short years, Indie Developer Consulting has represented more than 500 independent game developers from all continents and corners of the world, and we will continue to offer a varied selection of services to our clients. By offering personalized services at highly competitive prices, we have quickly become a market-leading consulting firm to developers and publishers worldwide.
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|Our incredibly popular 'Press Release Service' is currently available to game developers on PC, iOS®, Android™, Amazon™ and Mac OS®. We also support development tools, Facebook™ games, and other web-based titles.
When you place an order for a press release with Indie Developer Consulting we will send you a series of questions and request additional information about your game. This information is critical to us as we need to gain experience with your product. It will also aid us when we do our magic and write a kick-ass press release to promote your title! When questions have been answered and we have sufficient knowledge to put together your initial draft, our brilliant team of writers will craft your text. Often, we will call you or email you with additional questions during the writing process, and once we are content with the text we have written, we will deliver it to you for comments and editing. When you are satisfied with the outcome the real work begins! All press releases written by Indie Developer Consulting are always distributed digitally to the worldwide games and industry press unless otherwise agreed, and all press releases are written in English. We can provide country specific distribution if requested and additional services such as localization is optional. Finally, from the time we have delivered your announcement to the media we will continuously provide you with links to news, reviews and any other coverage our network of journalists makes available to us for a period of 30 calendar days. Our 'Press Release Service' is your perfect companion to generate media awareness, increased traffic to your websites, and in many cases, vastly improved downloads and sales.
Our 'Press Release Service' costs USD $195, which is among the lowest on the market compared to other and similar services in the industry. We feel obligated to inform you that our 'Press Release Service' currently has a backlog of 7-10 days caused by a high volume of orders and overwhelming popularity. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work very hard to complete your draft. Same day service and expedited delivery is available for an additional fee.
|Our database of press contacts in the games industry currently include 3000+ journalists covering mobile games, and another 1000+ journalists covering PC, Mac™ and traditional console titles. Our database is updated daily, and will always include key-people and key-media within games journalism. We pride ourselves of having a personal relationship with the journalists in our database, and we need to emphasize that our media database is not for sale or licensing. We respect our journalists demand for privacy and we will not share phone numbers, email addresses and other personal contact information to journalists with anyone outside of Indie Developer Consulting. For competitive reasons we are unable to provide you with a worldwide distribution list.|
|Indie Developer Consulting is proud to offer game developers worldwide an exclusive and highly unique Crowdfunding service! Our brand new 'KickStarter Service' has quickly become one of our most popular services and our team of specialists has assisted on more than a dozen successful projects!
Our 'KickStarter Service' is one-of-a-kind and is perfect to those developers with a Crowdfunding campaign already in progress, or developers planning to launch their campaign in the near future. Running a KickStarter campaign is a lot hard work, and the workload and effort needed to secure funding is more often than not underestimated. Our team of specialists can help you run your campaign and we have the experience and expertise needed to consult and advise you on the do's and don'ts of taking your project to the next level!
We help you with choice of text, pictures and incentives on your KickStarter project page.
We write, and send out, an unlimited number of press releases during your campaign to the worldwide press to promote all updates on your project page, and to generate traffic and pledges for you (details of our press release service is mentioned above).
We contact VIP press (worldwide) to get you exclusive developer interviews and special attention by press to hit the front-page news to generate traffic to your campaign website(s), and other game-related websites you may have.
We are available to you 7 days a week by phone, Skype and Email to consult and advise you on how to become successful in your campaign.
We are available to you 7 days a week during the entire campaign to answer any questions you may have concerning your Business, PR, and Marketing needs
We always provide you with our honest opinion about your chances of success, the quality of your project, and consult you on your studios short-term and long-term plans in the industry based on your existing portfolio and active campaign.
Our 'KickStarter Service' costs USD $995 (flat-rate fee) and covers all services involved and described. We offer the same superior service to game developers using IndieGoGo as their choice of Crowdfunding platform.
|Do you need money to finance your next game in part or in full? Or maybe you have a game that is almost done but needs worldwide digital distribution to generate sales for you? Perhaps all you have are some scribbles on a notepad along with a vision, or extensive and complete game design documents, budgets and a business plan? Either way, our 'Matchmaker Service' will perfectly suit your needs!
You will work directly with our President on getting the money you need or the distribution that you seek worldwide. Our President has more than 25 years of experience in the games industry and has held leading roles with major gaming studios.
Our President will personally oversee, help and consult you in getting you the Business deals you seek. You will have direct communications via telephone, Email and Skype.
Our President will personally contact our worldwide Funding Partners and Digital Distribution Partners and pitch (sell) your game on your behalf with the mission of getting you the money you need or the distribution deals you seek.
Our President is in daily direct contact with major worldwide Game Publishers and investors, and has over the years established close personal relationships with key-persons and partners in the industry, who will evaluate your games potential and distribution options.
Our President will introduce you to key-persons in the industry to further help you grow and expand your studio.
Our increasingly popular 'Matchmaker Service' costs USD $1,995 (flat-rate fee) and covers all services involved and described.
|"We at Ironsun Studios couldn't have wished for better service for marketing of our games than the service we received from Indie Developer Consulting. We can categorically say they have opened doors for us that no other service has been able to, and shown a love and attention to us above and beyond the call of duty. Outstanding."
Co-Founder & Managing Director
|"We hired Indie Developer Consulting for our launch title Gravi, and they have done an amazing job for us! They continue to impress us with new connections and new opportunities. They have gone above and beyond our expectations and we are most grateful for their dedication and hard work. On behalf of Hashbang Games, our entire team wishes to thank Indie Developer Consulting for all they have done for us!"
|"Olatunjiworld is a French start-up game publishing company, with no contact in the video games industry, and no track record.' The Wild Kingdoms', a combination of chess and cards trading games, was our first game. In such a competitive industry with hundreds of millions of games and apps available on mobile platforms, we were expecting to struggle to get any attention from reviewers and journalists when we were ready to launch. From the outset, Indie Developer Consulting have worked very actively, from testing the game and giving us feedback to improve its gameplay and its appearance, to writing a convincing PR message taking on board the key concepts about the game and about the company that we wanted to communicate, to contacting dozens of reviewers around the world. Their results have been outstanding!"
|"At EnsenaSoft, we have used Indie Developer Consulting for over two years, and we are continuously pleased by their great writing, friendly service and the amount of places stories about our apps turn up as a result of using them. Plus they do it all at an exceptionally great price! They are well worth contacting if you are a small developer doing iOS® or Android™ games. Working with Indie Developer Consulting is an integral part of our plan for continued success. We like to focus on the game creation itself and it is reassuring to know we have a professional partner who can help us with our PR and Marketing needs"
Samuel L. DenHartog
|"Indie Developer Consulting consistently provides high quality and a level of responsiveness that is unmatched by any other service around. To say that I'm thrilled with their performance is a major understatement"
|"We've worked with Indie Developer Consulting on several occasions over the years and have always found their expertise and results to be invaluable, especially at their competitive low cost. We highly recommend Indie Developer Consulting to all up-and-coming developers!"
|"Working with Indie Developer Consulting has always been a pleasure. They are very approachable and extremely prompt despite the time difference from California to India, where we are based. We have gained a lot of exposure for our games through their service and look forward to working with them in the future!"|
|"We are very grateful to Indie Developer Consulting for helping us market our first game very well. Their expert help on marketing games, with special emphasis on Indies is just the best. University of Games is very grateful and we'll definitely work with Indie Developer Consulting in our future projects"|
University Of Games
|"I have worked with Indie Developer Consulting on multiple projects and have been pleased with the results. They excel at getting your games in front of games journalists and on key websites. They have got my press releases in front of both small reviewers and big game sites! I will be using their services a lot in the coming year"
Video Gaming Blogger & Game Developer