Gynophobia has been greenlit!

Апрель 17th, 2015

Just after finishing my blog post with tips on getting your game greenlit, my fourth game Gynophobia have been greenlit on Steam Greenlight. People who bought Gynophobia on Desura will also benefit from this, cause this means, that Gynophobia will receive more updates and support for more languages.

If someone wants to help me with localization please drop me mail at guaindie at gmail.com

Thank you for your amazing support!


Tips on getting your game greenlit on Steam Greenlight.

Апрель 14th, 2015

I guess you can say that I’m pretty experienced with Steam Greenlight. I have 3 greenlit projects and one in top 100. I also read everything I stumble upon about Steam Greenlight. One of my projects took 2 years to get greenlit. My last project called Shadows Peak was greenlit in two weeks, with almost no marketing effort. Shadows Peak greenlight page has no negative comments. The key takeaways from all that experience is:

1. It’s all about the game. Whether Steam audience will consider your game good, depends on a lot of factors. But I would say the best strategy is to find a undeserved niche with enough demand. It is not a trivial task, since you just like every other indie have limited skills, money and taste. By limited taste, I mean, that you probably don’t like every genre and every setting. Those factors limit range of projects you can tackle.

2. Your greenlight page is your most important marketing tool. If you have only X amount of time to spend on marketing, I would spend it all on making a great trailer, screenshots, Icon and description. Don’t go to Greenlight, when you can’t provide good quality trailer and screenshots. A lot of developers say, that even when big sites covered their greenlight campaign, more than 90% of people still came from Steam.

I can talk about about the fact you should probably support all Steam platforms and add localization for multiple languages in your game. But without good game and good greenlight page, those things will not make a difference.

If your greenlight gets low percentage of yes votes and you understand that getting greenlit may take more than year. You have to decide how to properly spend your game development time. You can spend it trying to market your current game to get some votes outside of Steam, or you can start new project. I would advice starting new project.

I believe, that low percentage of yes votes, is a good indicator of low sales. Let’s face it, your current game maybe just not good enough, not unique enough or not ambitious enough. With every new project, you will grow as developer and your games will become better. A year ago I couldn’t tackle project of Shadows Peak scale and quality. Even though I had Shadows Peak idea for years, before I was simply not there in terms of my skills and experience to deliver it.

The road to “success” maybe be different for some other folks, but those are key takeaways from my own experience and research.


Shadows Peak has been greenlit!

Март 18th, 2015

I’m happy to announce you that Shadows Peak has been Greenlit in just two weeks. This means that I can now release Shadows Peak on Steam.

Right now I’m transferring Shadows Peak to Unity 5 game engine. Since Unity 5 made almost all of it’s features available to personal license users, it means that Shadows Peak will have a much better graphics and optimization!

Thank you for your amazing support!


Shadows Peak on Greenlight

Март 4th, 2015

My new PC horror game is looking for Steam Greenlight. Shadows Peak is an atmospheric psychological horror that explores the dark side of a player. Please help us get it on Steam by voting on Steam Greenlight. Game is planned for PC, Mac, Linux.


New version of Gynophobia released

Декабрь 11th, 2014

New version of Gynophobia game is gone live. Gynophobia is a horror shooter about abnormal fear of women.

Gynophobia version 1.2 changelog:

  • New enemy model
  • New weapons sounds
  • Russian localization added
  • Small decor and gameplay changes

If someone wants to help with localization to other languages, please drop me mail at guaindie AT gmail.com

You can grab Gynophobia on Desura digital distribution platform for PC and Mac with a 60% Christmas discount. I’m currently investigating a Linux option.

Gynophobia


Helloween Gynophobia Keys Giveaway

Октябрь 31st, 2014

To celebrate Halloween, I’m giving away 100 keys of a horror shooter game Gynophobia. Gynophobia is a horror shooter about abnormal fear of women. Game is using classic first person shooter gameplay, to convey story about Mark, who is suffering from different phobias, including abnormal fear of woman. Game is currently available for PC and Mac.

Grab your key here.

If you want to thank developer, please vote for Gynophobia on Steam Greenlight.


Gynophobia is on Steam Greenlight!

Сентябрь 21st, 2014

My new PC game is looking for Steam Greenlight. Gynophobia is a horror shooter about abnormal fear of women. Please help us get in on Steam by voting on Steam Greenlight.


Cosmonaut Zero released!

Август 31st, 2014

Cosmonaut Zero released for iOS and Android, and it’s free. Cosmonaut Zero – is a sci-fi survival game set in Sector Zero universe. Take control of subject zero and try to survive in a harsh environment of a strange spaceship using your jetpack and energy shield.

Get it here:

Apple Appstore
Google Play
Amazon Appstore


Sector Zero released for Android.

Август 30th, 2014

Sci-Fi survival game Sector Zero is finally released for Android and it’s free. It’s available on Google Play and Amazon Appstore.  Also iOS Free version was released. Get it here:

iOS Free version
Android Free version (Amazon Appstore)
Android Free version (Google Play)
iOS Paid version


Introvert Go released for iOS for free.

Май 4th, 2014

My new free game Introvert Go for iOS has been released. In this game, you take control over introverted character and try to avoid people on the street. Here’s gameplay video.