Andrew Pappas, founder of RenGen Marketing helps take indie devs and their games to a whole new level by discussing business best practices and sharing marketing strategies and tips to better navigate the world of indie game marketing.
Regardless if you’re an indie dev starting out or a veteran small team, the topic discussions apply to anyone wanting to better understand the online environment and stand out in a saturated market. A marketer since 2011, Andrew has found a passion for applying his knowledge by empowering and educating the indie dev community.
Between the years of his experience and interviews with respected industry veterans, you’ll learn about online marketing, email marketing, crowdfunding, paid advertising, community development, social media, community outreach, project management, and much more.
All episodes are packed with helpful information and actionable steps that can give you the confidence you need when it comes to your business and indie game marketing. Hit subscribe and get ready to become part of the indie game movement.
Ep 339 - Leveraging a Video Content Strategy with Matt Tompkins
Game studios heavily rely on video content to raise awareness about their games. However, there’s a good chance that most game creators are not tapping their full potential in this medium, limiting the extent of their game’s visibility or other goals. In this episode, we'll delve into how other video content beyond gameplay clips and trailers can be an integral part of a game’s marketing strategy, maximizing its potential for creating awareness, player engagement and results. Ep 339 Shownotes:
Ep 338 - How to Nail Publisher Negotiations with Tim Bender (147 Revisited)
Now, depending on your goals and resources, sometimes your best bet is getting a publisher. And after initial talks, once you receive an offer it can be really exciting. However, there can be a lot of unknowns, especially when it comes to fully understanding how certain agreements can dictate your future. That's why today we’re revisiting our conversation with Tim Bender of Hooded Horse Games to know what to look out for and how to approach negotiations so you can be prepared and get the most out of your publishing agreement Reasons why we’re revisiting episode 147 One of the most popular episodes of Indie Game Movement It’s an interesting reflection of the current landscape, as the insights still hold up today. We reached out to Tim to get his current thoughts and insights since we recorded this, and if you stick around to the end, I’ll share those with you! Ep 338 Shownotes:
Ep 337 - Unleashing Creative Synergy in Video PR with Emily Kolm
In the realm of PR in games, navigating remote collaboration for tasks like trailer production can present a labyrinth of challenges. Maintaining creative cohesion and project vision with a remote team can be a daunting puzzle to solve, but it doesn’t have to be. Today we’ll explore how one PR video lead tackles their team’s remote collaboration challenges by discussing adaptive strategies for creative flow and how they find balance between autonomy and collaboration, offering real-world insights to unlock creative synergy in a remote work environment. Ep 337 Shownotes:
Ep 336 - Creating Sustainability in Game Niches with Hannah Flynn
When people think about serving a particular audience or niche, it can be easy to focus only on the market demand and opportunities it may present. However not properly executing on that demand may result in obstacles that can make it a challenge to achieve sustainability. Today, we’re going to view a different perspective of what it means to niche down and how to serve an audience in a sustainable way, and believe it or not, it doesn’t start with knowing your audience. Ep 336 Shownotes:
Ep 335 - An Important IGM Update and Getting Retrospective
With the year ending, we’ll be getting a little retrospective and reflecting on the past, however before that happens, we have some important updates and an announcement we’d like to share with our listeners. Ep 335 Shownotes:
Ep 334 - Emerging Market Challenges and Triumphs with Sarah Johana
With any emerging global market, the transition always starts with hurdles and challenges. In a lot of cases, it can be even more frustrating for indie developers and studios. Fortunately, these can be overcome with determination and creativity. Today we’re going to explore indie games from Southeast Asia that are breaking barriers and standing out in the global market and how they’re using creative solutions and leveraging new found market recognition to make an impact on the industry, and players alike. Ep 334 Shownotes:
Great Podcast for Any and All Indie Devs
Love this podcast and I hope to see much much more. 👍🏼👍🏼
I have picked up quite a bit of genuinely helpful information from this podcast.
I have specific feedback that I hope will make it even better! What I’ve noticed is that Andrew asks a question, gets a nice answer from the guest, then basically reiterates the answer and why he agrees with it. This doesn’t give the guest room to keep talking, so he has to go on to the next question. A better interview tactic would be to follow up their answer with some brief recognition or appreciation, but then ask for clarification or further detail.
Thanks for making this podcast!
Killer Indie Dev Podcast
We need more of this content. This is a fantastic podcast that dives deep into indie development and marketing. Great work!