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Keeping Control of your Community with Sarah Makdad
Part 1: Approaching and Adapting to Communities
Whether you’re marketing your first or fiftieth game, it can be a challenge knowing how to approach and adapt your community to any kind of shift or direction your studio takes with future titles. And depending on how drastic that shift may be, it can get pretty scary.
Thankfully, Sarah Makdad of Triband is here to share with us the challenges studios can face when taking their brand and future games in a new direction and how to make sure your existing community doesn’t get left behind or outright revolt
Q?Box Round Answers!
The Q?Box round is a series of random questions so you can get to know a little bit more about our guest.
What’s your favorite beverage?
If you could have any kind of superpower, what would it be?
Swim anywhere in the ocean and fly into space without having to worry about breathing.
What was your childhood favorite toy?
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
What game are you playing now?
Disney Dreamlife and Exocolonist Teenager
TIPS and ADVICE
We covered quite a bit today. Could you list 3 suggestions or tips you would recommend to indie devs based on our discussion?
- Figure out what time costs you and track how much time you spend.
- Take time to review and reflect, and ask how you can improve.
- Just keep at it.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
How to get in touch with Sarah and Triband
Sarah’s website: sarahmakdad.com
Sarah’s Twitter: @MakdadSarah
Triband’s Website: www.triband.net
Triband’s Twitter: @tribandtweets
Triband’s TikTok: @whatthegames