FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

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Perfectblue
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FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby Perfectblue » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:40 pm

Out of curiosity, how did FTL garner so much publicity?

It is all over gaming news media websites, youtube lets plays, endorsements from people such as notch on twitter. And now its a steam top seller.

How did it gain so much attention? It's a fantastic game, and definitely deserves it. I am mostly curious because someday in the future I would love to build my own game as well. And would like to emulate any steps this game took to become as successful as it has.
DarkenDragon
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby DarkenDragon » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:43 pm

word of mouth my friend. also the fact that it got 2000% of it's asking price makes it a big topic on kickstarter :P
Moosicorn
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby Moosicorn » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:55 pm

I watched total biscuit lets play that's how I discovered this awesome game
Warhawx
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby Warhawx » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:57 pm

See Also: Terraria
Gorlom
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby Gorlom » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:42 pm

I think one of the reasons are the presence on kickstarter at the right time, ie the beginning of the kickstarter bandwagon. I found it through trying to back the DFA and some other games.

Being one of the first highly funded kickstarter games to come out helps as well. :D
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Jogan
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby Jogan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Nerd³ or OfficialNerdCubed on Youtube did a few videos and those got me hooked.
StealthCl0wn
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby StealthCl0wn » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:00 pm

Word of mouth, Totalbiscuit, and that's it. When it hit *at least* 200% of it's goal, a lot of sites reported it, and most people seen it *at least* once. It only grew from there.

Me? A friend showed me TB's video of it, I initially thought it sucked from the screens. After that video, immediately put money aside for it.
Paul
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby Paul » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:55 pm

I found it through onlive, just before the kickstarter. Thought, "this is worth a few £'s" I expect a lot of publicity has come from being on steam's homepage, and top sellers list.
brian0351
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby brian0351 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:00 pm

I think it also comes from it's unique game play.

Can you name a game where you have the ability to manage the crew of a starship in the fashion of FTL? I've been waiting for a game like this for a long time!
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Re: FTL, how did it gain so much publicity?

Postby Gunnar » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:04 pm

I found out about it by TB

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