Leveraging Market Research and Reddit for Niche Games
Making any game has its challenges, but making one that caters to a niche audience can be an extremely daunting task. Between discovering a limited market and having few games to compare yours to, what you thought was an opportunity could quickly look like a big risk.
Thankfully our guest today shares how a little market research and an understanding of your audience allows you to be more authentic with players while tackling other challenges around awareness efforts on platforms like Reddit and beyond.
Q?Box Round Answers
What was your childhood favorite game?
Sims 2 and My Horse Farm
What’s one habit that has contributed to your success?
Acknowledging when you mess up and working towards solutions (and learning from that experience).
What game are you playing now?
Cult of the Lamb and Star Equestrian
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?
- Just finish a thing (a small game, etc.)
- Bring more outside things into gaming.
- Take your audience and their interests at face value and be genuine.
RESOURCES and LINKS
How to get in touch with Alice?