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@Juddre

Very informative overview Juddre. It sums it up pretty well I think.

We were hoping to also gain extra publicity by being on the offbeatr site, but it seems not so many people visit the site.

Most of the votes are current users of XStoryPlayer, which is great, but we were hoping the offbeatr site would bring a larger (and new) audience with them as well.

I am not sure if banners that point to the offbeatr project are the solution. We work with an affiliate system and the offbeatr site is not very interesting for an affiliate.

I think that's also why it is hard for the offbeatr site to get traffic. They have had some publication in the past, but that have dried up by now I think. To get new traffic they should use affiliates, but they have nothing to offer them.

Posting on forums ourselves is not something we want to do a lot. We occasionally post some info on a forum but we think forums are not meant to promote/advertise oneself. We are really grateful for the fact that XStoryPlayer users talk about us on other forums like hongfire and it helps us a lot.

Thanks for thinking along with us guys! :)


Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:26 am
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xpadmin wrote:
I am not sure if banners that point to the offbeatr project are the solution. We work with an affiliate system and the offbeatr site is not very interesting for an affiliate.

I see. I was thinking more of traditional ad space, but affiliates of course have to target a site that is selling something.

One angle you could try is to add fetishes that have established communities for traditional porn and then target those community sites, i.e. try to convert the traditional porn viewers to adult gamers (maybe you are already doing that, for all I know). BDSM would probably be easiest to start with since you have it already. Once you add the ability for the girls to pee too (and not just the player), watersports enthusiasts might be interested as well. And so on.

xpadmin wrote:
Posting on forums ourselves is not something we want to do a lot. We occasionally post some info on a forum but we think forums are not meant to promote/advertise oneself. We are really grateful for the fact that XStoryPlayer users talk about us on other forums like hongfire and it helps us a lot.

You are right about that, I think. Promotional postings by the game publishers or developers themselves somehow often come across as astroturf, even when they are completely honest about who they are.

--Juddre


Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:40 pm
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@Juddre

We could add a fur shader to XStoryPlayer (and some ponies), no just kidding ;) .

The bdsm element could be emphasized maybe a bit more, but focussing on completely other fetishes feels a bit like cheating.

The foot fetish is something we may add because it is requested a lot and fits in the physics profile. But I think a fetish is something you have to believe in yourself, otherwise you are just faking it (like most fetishes in e.g. sex-villa).

Our game will be mostly have an hetero sexual approach (maybe some lesbian action in the future), and that should interest a large audience.

When we could open the story writing to users they could write their own stories and add fetishes this way. We also mention this in the project. But realistically this will not be possible in the near future and can only be added when XStoryPlayer is more successful.


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xpadmin wrote:
The bdsm element could be emphasized maybe a bit more, but focussing on completely other fetishes feels a bit like cheating.

The foot fetish is something we may add because it is requested a lot and fits in the physics profile. But I think a fetish is something you have to believe in yourself, otherwise you are just faking it (like most fetishes in e.g. sex-villa).

Our game will be mostly have an hetero sexual approach (maybe some lesbian action in the future), and that should interest a large audience.

I agree that it is difficult to implement a fetish well if you don't share it - you just won't "get" it. Which leads me to suspect that at least someone in your team has a thing for BDSM... ;)

More realistic and fine-grained responses from the girls would probably go a long way towards improving the BDSM part further. For example, the girl could jump a little when whipped, and so on. But you are already going in that direction, so that part should be fine.

Hetero + lesbian is Standard Operating Procedure for porn, so no argument there. That still leaves a lot of room for fetishes. The vanilla sex has the widest appeal, but on the other hand it also has the most competition for attention from other products and services. It might be easier to get visibility in the fetish communities. But I guess that's a cost-benefit optimization exercise you will just have to experiment with.

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Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:50 pm
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I think it's a great idea.

Its very difficult to make money with xxx games, due to the many restrictions you have as a developer for selling them.
So if he can get some cash to pay the time and effort he puts into this mammoth project, why not ?

I'm all for it.


Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:21 pm
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I came to this site via an ad on gamesofdesire. So there's always that, also have you guys looked into doing a feature on affect3d? They regularly have new adult sites and artists in the spotlight, and they have a decent adult 3d community there.
Planetsuzy is probably one of the largest adult forums, but the adult game section is a clusterfuck of repeat posts. So in order to not get lost in a vortex of spam, some bumping would be needed.
two or three gifs could be dropped on 4chan(adult gifs), as i found out about 3dgspot on the gif forum, and bought a subscription.
Just tossing a few ideas out as to what could be done in order to raise awareness of this site and the offbeatr project.


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@SpiderJeru

Thanks for the info, we take a look at the sites you mentioned!

:)


Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:34 pm
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Done, 192.


Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:52 am
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There is a hentai game project on kickstarter.

Maybe you could try to start a project on kickstarter if offbeatr fails.


Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:23 pm
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@aterrizando

I looked at the project you mentioned, but there is not many hentai in there, except in the name.

Kickstarter clearly states in its TOS that porn is not allowed, so I think our project will not be accepted.

:mrgreen:


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