Author Topic: AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY  (Read 317 times)

AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY
« on: 17 Sep 2018, 06:40 »
First of all, I dont know if I´m in the right part of the forum.

OK, now to the point. Me and a friend of mine discussed of Indie Games,
of both AGS, RPG Maker and similar Game Maker programs. That many was
charming in many ways, unlike the BIG BOY´S, as they most often are small
companies, and the games most often only come on STEAM Sites. And if it
come out in a gameshop´s, like Gamestop, it´s ALLWAYS, a LIMITED EDITION.

Me and my friend are very Anti STEAM, mostly because we want a Hardcopy of
the game in our hand, it has nothing to do with the price. So the idea was
actually that Indie Game Developers, doing a big thing, going together, and
forming an Alliance, a game press, a distributor and is a BIG Publisher of
Adventure and JRPG Indie Games, making Hardcopies of the game.

I come up with the idea of using alternative methods of designing game boxes,
and how to selling them. Here some of my ideas. Hope you find it interesting.

a.)

I had gone to art school, so we used paper press, for creating books and cards
of paper, and plastic paper. Similar techniques may be used, to creating boxes,
for the game itself.

b.)

The cardboard box, might be plasted, depending on the feeling´s you might evoke,
then place a thin plastfoil, or is it called a plastfilm?

c.)

The Manual might be plastfoiled, or plastfilmed, on both sides, then cutted by a
cutting machine, a kind of board, used to create the perfect cutted papers.

d.)

Now to the thing I don´t know what they are called, It´s a kind of big sticker on
products. This sticker should be the name, and picture of the game. I don´t know
if it´s called a BRAND. The backside of the gamebox, should have a big sticker of
the game screens.

Of cause there is many more things to do. The idea was that to create the game to
the lowest possible price. So every time a person wants a Hardcopy, they contacting
you (the publisher), and you creating a new handmade copy of the game, but this
will cost about 30 dollars, or pounds, extra, over the game price. If you instead
would use Steam, but now you instead have a nice Hardcopy. Double game pack could
also be a nice touch to this idea.

You also need a specific folder in the AGS game, for extras, and plugins, if there
is some errors to be fixed. These should be free to download. Just download, place
it in the folder, and it will autoload, when the game is started.

In order to make this idea concrete reality, i reccomend members of AGS, RPG Maker,
etc, to ask persons to sponsor this idea, by auto transaction every month. This is
just an idea, and I hope some persons like the idea. Take it, it your´s It´s a gift
to the Indie Game world.

PS: Think of an Indie Game console for commersial AGS, RPG Maker games, or Harvest
Moon games. Only Indie games. Indie game producers should protect each other from
the BIG BOY´S, not fight each other. The Indie Game Companies are to small to fight
and become rivals. The rival is the BIG BOY´S. Hope it will help you in all ways of
adventuring and roleplaying. Make spiritual sucsessors of famous games, think SEGA
8-bit games, Alex Kid, Wonder Boy and Golvellius.
« Last Edit: 17 Sep 2018, 06:43 by Pomperipossas_Godishus »

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Re: AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY
« Reply #1 on: 17 Sep 2018, 11:31 »
30 quid over the game price for a box? I don't think anyone's going to pay that!

If I made a commercial game and wanted to make box art available, I'd offer an image to download so people could print it off themselves.
Something like this:



You could probably upload the image to some printing company website and they'd physically mail you it professionally printed on card for a reasonable price.

Indie gaming is saturated, the small amount of people that download your game, what percentage of those people really want a physical box in this day and age?
« Last Edit: 17 Sep 2018, 11:35 by Retro Wolf »

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Re: AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY
« Reply #2 on: 18 Sep 2018, 00:01 »
As a promotion Chronicles Of Innsmouth produced a limited run of boxed editions, with feelies and a printed manual. 100 in all I think.

And they did all sell, or were gifted to some big names at conventions, but I don't think any real profit was made off them.

Re: AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY
« Reply #3 on: 18 Sep 2018, 21:01 »
Smart idea with the picture.

The basic point of my idea is that, you can buy a Hardcopy of the game itself, with manual,
etc, on a DVD. With is NOT a Limited Edition. Instead, Then you contact the Game press, or
what it is called? Then the print an ex of the game, and sending it to your local game shop.

But what I understood printing small amounts of games is more expensive, than printing a big
amount. If this is true, it´s a pity the printer company of the game, is not owned by AGS, or
many small game companies, so they can print an ex of the game.

I myself missed some games, because Limited Edition, and wanted to figure out some ways, one
could by original Indie games on DVD. All ideas are wellcome.

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Re: AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY
« Reply #4 on: 18 Sep 2018, 21:17 »
Do I understand you correctly that you are talking about something like book-on-demand but for game boxes?

Re: AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY
« Reply #5 on: 19 Sep 2018, 04:50 »
Do I understand you correctly that you are talking about something like book-on-demand but for game boxes?

Yes, that´s correct! The point is pretty much a physical Hardcopy, in a DVD package, or a box. However the
idea was that many small Indie Game Makers, together creating a bigger publisher. They acts as many things,
as, creating packages (like Playstation boxes), or classic 90´s game boxes, they burning DVDS, selling, and
owning their own advertising company, with make the advertising much cheaper in some cases. like publishing
big posters of the game.

The point is to make Indie Games more popular to people who doesn´t heard of the titles. Because of the BIG
BOYS steal´s the scene. If this collective Indie Game Publisher, get monthly auto money transaction from all
whish to help the company, so they maybe could have enough money, to other, more expensive advertisings.

Sorry for my English, as it is not my native language.

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Re: AGS & JRPG GAMES PUBLISHING COMPANY
« Reply #6 on: 20 Sep 2018, 12:47 »
Yes, that´s correct! The point is pretty much a physical Hardcopy, in a DVD package, or a box. However the
idea was that many small Indie Game Makers, together creating a bigger publisher. They acts as many things,
as, creating packages (like Playstation boxes), or classic 90´s game boxes, they burning DVDS, selling, and
owning their own advertising company, with make the advertising much cheaper in some cases. like publishing
big posters of the game.

The point is to make Indie Games more popular to people who doesn´t heard of the titles. Because of the BIG
BOYS steal´s the scene. If this collective Indie Game Publisher, get monthly auto money transaction from all
whish to help the company, so they maybe could have enough money, to other, more expensive advertisings.
That... actually sounds like a viable business plan.
There's already a company doing something similar (I can't remember their name from the top of my head, but you probably know what I'm talking about), but they only seem to do popular indie games, and for a limited amount of time. This sounds like it could work.
The hardest part will be about keeping everything cheap while still maintaining a profit. But I think you could do it.