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[Gaming] How Gaming Communities Keep Old Games Fresh

Posted by Charles Owen-Jackson on Jun 18, 2018 9:35:15 AM

2 minute read

In the old days, gaming was a predominantly solitary affair. Sure, there were enormously popular titles, including little-known single-player games with intimate cult followings, but there were few opportunities for developers and players alike to build thriving communities.

Today, the power of online social communities has changed all that. We’re now even seeing entire genres and platforms (think the Amiga 500+ or Super Nintendo) being revived after decades of inactivity. In fact, there are now online communities dedicated to games that haven’t been in the charts for over twenty years, as well as a tendency to draw upon this nostalgia to inspire the development of newer takes on older titles.

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Topics: Gaming

[Gaming] Building a Relationship with Unofficial Fan Pages

Posted by Ilanit Manor on Jun 13, 2018 9:52:22 AM

3 minute read

When running a gaming community, you always have fans creating blogs and pages about your game. It’s just another way for fans to form friendships with people who share a love of their favorite game.

There are various types of fan pages which people create. Some can be friendly, where they share and support your game, while others can be harmful, promoting the use of unconventional methods to find cheats and exploits.

I’ve seen my share of pages over the years where the primary focus is to cheat the system and even sell secrets or bots. Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done about these pages and players unless you get a legal team involved or know someone at Facebook that can shut down each page – they will most likely just reappear later under a new name.

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Topics: Community, Marketing, Gaming

[Gaming] Supercharge Your Crowdfunding Campaign with Dedicated Player Forums

Posted by Charles Owen-Jackson on Jun 8, 2018 9:31:36 AM

3 minute read

It’s never easy to convince people to part with their money by investing in a project that’s barely in its concept stage of development. When it comes to gaming, however, crowdfunding through social communities is often an integral component that people enjoy almost as much as they enjoy playing the game.

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Topics: Gaming

[Gaming] How to Reward Your Most Valuable Posters

Posted by Charles Owen-Jackson on May 28, 2018 2:11:40 PM

2 minute read

Online communities and brands are now inseparable from one another – so much so that a bad community has a knock-on effect on overall brand sentiment. In other words, your reputation is no longer only about your product or even your post-sales support – it’s about the health of your wider community.

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Topics: Gaming

[Gaming] How to Build a Gaming Community that Doesn’t Attract Toxic Behaviour

Posted by Charles Owen-Jackson on May 21, 2018 8:54:00 AM

3 minute read

Online communities present a great opportunity for game developers and publishers to advertise their releases, support their players and create lively social hangouts for people who share something in common. At least, that’s what any gaming community should look like.

Unfortunately, despite becoming increasingly recognized and respected among the mainstream as a form of art much like any other, the world of video games has also developed something of a reputation for toxic communities.

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Topics: Community, Gaming

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