Hello SBG followers, I just thought I might let you in on what’s happening to me over on Steam and Twitter. This is kinda the most I have ever been rewteeted yet, and the most sales my games have ever made so… kinda exciting if you can’t tell.
Below is the tweet thread that’s getting me noticed, and if you want to come tweet at me to add to the conversation you can find it here: https://twitter.com/SkyBearGamesNZ/status/1560771146693644288
Indie game-dev/creative writer truth time but also big thank you time, buckle up:
Thank you so, so much to @nzgda for organising the Made in NZ Steam sale: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/nzgames
My three games have sold more copies in the last 48 hours than they ever have in a single year, in the last three years I’ve had them available on steam.
I bet there are some marketing gurus shaking their head at me, out there. But as a mother and a full-time worker (not working at my art) I had to make the call:
do I spend my precious spare time learning and doing the marketing stuff that I don’t enjoy (and which activates my anxiety), or …do I spend it devoting myself to the art – writing games, plays, novels – that I love?
So I made the choice to focus on the art, realising it was probably relegating me to obscurity and not making a living from the work I love doing, unless I could find my breakout moment in this very busy, noisy world.
The fact that @nzgda have used their mana, their influence, to spread the word far and wide about the wonderful creative work going on here in Aotearoa is just so generous and amazing. I have no idea how you all did it, but you have made my weekend. Thank you, arohanui