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Offline aldo_14

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We could make that one of our goals for 3.7.


You should submit that to bluesnews as well.....  or maybe try and set up a pseudo alliance with other open-sourced 'niche' games to help publicise each other in some way.

 

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Not a hope in hell of making enough money for that; you're talking hundreds of thousands of pounds / euros / dollars for anything with a decent readership.  Plus 90% of adult readers would just ignore that advertising (never try to second guess what a teenager wants.....)


Write about it to a gaming magazine.... free, and you reach the people you want to reach (gamers). most gaming magazines have a Mod-spot... only problem is.. will/can/are they allowed to do it...  I think that  with a  good SCP trailer, clear guide for how to get it (best would be a CD with the "shoebox" version) and a good story, they might be interested.
Oh, and I think something in a magazine is better than something on a gaming-website... it looks more impotant.


only, didn't the license say something about non-profit....?  

((this is just speculating.. don't flame me for it:nervous: ))

 

Offline mitac

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Well, I know that FS2 has been supplied with a german gaming magazine last months - we already got some new members that way. At least that magazine could be a possible "target".
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Hundreds of thouzands?
Anyone know how much for one popular mag. add?
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Offline mitac

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I wasn't talking about an ad, I was talking about an article, or even about putting SCP stuff on the CDs/DVDs they supply with the mag - if they're are willing to do that and once the SCP is ready for that.
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true, 'dat, but, like i said, bounce a few ideas off of V they give us ideas, we give them ideas, and so on. could be of anything, story, ships, species, that sorta thing.. a good ol' brainstorming session.. :)


HEll, wouldn't it be better to invite the [V] guys to stop at this forum every now and then?
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Offline aldo_14

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Originally posted by mitac
I wasn't talking about an ad, I was talking about an article, or even about putting SCP stuff on the CDs/DVDs they supply with the mag - if they're are willing to do that and once the SCP is ready for that.


The issue with distributing the SCP is really the legal issues over giving stuff with a commercial magazine.... however, I can't see a reason why a mag wouldn't be able to feature at least an article on the SCP and soforth - it's far from without precedent.

 

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HEll, wouldn't it be better to invite the [V] guys to stop at this forum every now and then?


the invite's open, but they're like that favorite relative that doesn't visit much. :p
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Legal issues would be big in putting the SCP in a gaming mag. If its possible without getting in the legal side, it would be good for FS. But, would the glory of the SCP conpare to stuff like Halo2 and Half Life. Thats probley why they wouldn't put it in a gaming mag. And that people wouldn't really care in a spruced up 1999 game, that has very little multi-player, as of right now.
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Legal issues would be big in putting the SCP in a gaming mag. If its possible without getting in the legal side, it would be good for FS. But, would the glory of the SCP conpare to stuff like Halo2 and Half Life. Thats probley why they wouldn't put it in a gaming mag. And that people wouldn't really care in a spruced up 1999 game, that has very little multi-player, as of right now.


there's more support out there than you might think, PcPowerplay has made mention of the Source Code's release, and they have a "garage games" segment, so the SCP /can/ be pimped there.

i think most "legal issues" arise from making a profit from the source code, in which case, there is no profit, because all the SCP Modders, the campaign-makers, etc, have put their free time into all of this. :nod:
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Offline aldo_14

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PcGamer (UK) also has a big section devoted to mods now, which includes open-sourced games... they've carried Quake 2 standalone games before.

 

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PcGamer (UK) also has a big section devoted to mods now, which includes open-sourced games... they've carried Quake 2 standalone games before.


also, a bit of publicity would be good in attracting fresh talent, and brand new ideas into all this, models, SCP, everything. :nod:
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Offline aldo_14

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Hundreds of thouzands?
Anyone know how much for one popular mag. add?


http://www.marketing.pcworld.com/site/print_rates.html  

PC World (US edition I presume); ranging from $23,000 (single black and white 1/4 page ad)  to $106,000 for a (back cover) for 1 issue.  The really big magazines (Sports Illustrated, Newsweek - different demographic, large readership however) cost up to $500,000.

Times is priced per 1000 pages; see http://www.timesonline.co.uk/section/0,,464,00.html

Odds are you'd only get a small percentage 'response', also; no really recognisable brand name (to new gamers at the least), a small-ish target demographic (Pc gamers with broadband and willing to DL a 5 year old game are a limited group IMO), and the simple fact of a single and thus low-visiblity advert.

 

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the invite's open, but they're like that favorite relative that doesn't visit much. :p


Someone should give them a little nudge in the right direction....
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