How to Create Impactful Trailers with Derek Lieu – Ep 265 Show Notes

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Episode Name:

How to create impactful game trailers with Derek Lieu

Episode Description:

Out of all the content game devs create for their indie game marketing, making a trailer is one of the best ways to tell a story and communicate their game. While effective, making game trailers can be challenging especially when finding ways to create impact for players.

Luckily, we’re discussing this with Derek Lieu, an industry game trailer veteran about his experiences on how game trailers can not only set expectations but resonate and create impact for players.

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.

Pineapple or Kiwi


If you could only watch one trailer for an entire day, what would it be?

Matrix Reloaded

Thin Red Line

What’s your favorite movie of all time?

My Neighbor Totoro

High and Low – Kurosawa

What’s your biggest gaming pet peeve?

Inconsiderate gamers

What game are you playing now?

ASTRO’S Playroom

Nuclear Blaze


We covered quite a bit today. Could you list 3 suggestions or tips you would recommend to indie devs based on our discussion?

    1. Thinking about your trailer as soon as you start prototyping
    2. Keep things simple.
    3. Hire a professional if you can.
    4. Act like more people will see your trailer than play your game.


How to get in touch with Derek

Website: gametrailereditor.com

Email: https://www.derek-lieu.com/contact

Social Media: @Derek_Lieu

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