Our next meeting will be held Sunday, Sept 16th from 2-5PM at the Technology Cooperative.
The topic this month is a retrospective on the release of Resistor:
This presentation will cover the lessons learned from Levi Smith after publishing his first XBox Live Indie game. Learn the pitfalls to avoid and how to more effectively market a game launch using press reviews and social media. An analysis and discussion of launch sales data will provide insight into the successes and failures of the game launch.
Levi resides in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, where he develops games in his spare time. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
We will also try out a small change to our meeting format. This month we will begin with a “Show and Tell” where everyone can show a bit of their in progress game, favorite tool, mechanic they love in another game, or anything they find helpful and want to share with the group. Its not required to bring something to Show and Tell, but it’s a great way to share with the group!
Last bit of news, EvilQuest is on Greenlight! Greenlight is Valve’s new community site for helping indie games release on steam. If a game gets enough fan support it will be considered for release. Here’s wishing best of luck to one of Knoxville’s own game studios Chaosoft!