It’s was very hard and almost impossible if you don’t have at least a small marketing budget. I am making this thread to help developers learn.
I want to stress that all my marketing was free. I didn’t use paid advertisement.
Deciding what I am going to make
I decided to make a platform game that had very simple controls, anyone can understand how to play it without instructions.
I decided to use some cartoon images that, almost all I made myself. There is no some “Complicated graphics”.
I made the game easy enough so that a gamer can play it without instructions.
After I finished the game I didn’t release it to the google play store , that would equal a fail. I opened a small community in Google+ and collected some people that want to hear when I release the game to production.
I posted on facebook groups screenshots about my game that going to be published. I did it in 5-6 groups and I spend on it 3 days.
I went to some games forums and also a create a post and trying to make people waiting for this game to be published.
- Launched my app on Google Play , posted on facebook and on Google+ that its finally arrived. And here comes the numbers:
After one week my app got more than 10,000 installs!
And now my game has 46,000 downloads at Google Play!
And I am still fighting to get more downloads. Hopefully I can reach higher but for last couple of days the downloads just decreasing Any questions ask away.
Please tell me if this thread help you