YouTube gamemaker game trailer

on April 28, 2007 - 3054 Views

I was pleasantly surprised and impressed to see that GMC member Dinsdale has made use of YouTube to deliver a trailer for his Lander Remix game. The 1 minuite trailer has been viewed around 20 times, and shows a useful and modern promotional technique that can be used to promote games.

I expect that most, if not all, of the views came from the GMC so the audience reach is probably no wider – however by embracing the growth of user generated content sites such as YouTube from almost nothing a couple of years ago, Dinsdale manages to demonstrate his game.

There was however, as is inevitable, a let down. Firstly the trailer did not include any sound despite the fact that the game, which I downloaded because of the trailer, does. If in-game sounds could not be recorded using the software which was used to record the visual aspect of the game then a musical overlay could easily have been added in Windows Movie Maker.

The trailer also failed to include any real information about the game – ideally the game’s name would have been shown, and a download URL could have been included. Features of the games could also appear as overlays to encourage people to go and get the game rather that watching what is quite a dull trailer.

So overall, I am impressed with the idea – but I think it could be done so much better to give the game the promotion it deserves.

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Lander Remix
Added: 26 April 2007
By: Dinsdale

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4 Responses to YouTube gamemaker game trailer

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  2. […] on from my post last month about the Lander Remix game which had a YouTube trailer I have since come across quite a number of games at the GMC who […]

  3. Ben Smith says:

    This is an interesting article and I am glad my game has been featured on the gamemakerblog. If it wasn’t for this article I probably wouldn’t have made a new trailer. The link is now available too.

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