Episode 222 - Marketing is More Than Social Media

September 7, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Melissa Lewis-Gentry, Beth Rimmels, Christopher Tang.

Marketing Is More Than Social Media. While social media is an important tool for marketers to use, many companies confuse it for the whole breadth of a marketing. Hear expert marketing professionals talk about what marketing departments should be doing for game publishing companies.

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Episode 221 - The Joy of Honobono

August 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by presented by Rach Shelkey, Jacqueline Bryk.

Honobono games. Heartwarming games. Pastoral games. Roleplaying games that focus on finding excitement in mundane situations and reinforcing positive emotion spaces go by several different labels. How do you design for uplifting gameplay? What impact do these games have on players? Our panelists will explore RPGs and mechanics that help players explore those warm fuzzy feelings.

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Episode 220 - Stage Gate Development

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Randy Lubin.

A Stage Gate Approach to Game Development:  A stage gate approach involves developing multiple ideas in parallel, starting with one sentence pitches. Each round of the design process advances to a higher fidelity pitch, rule set, or playtest and each round you cull a subset of the potential games. It's a highly effective method for generating a breadth of ideas, overcoming design anxiety, and developing with confidence

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Episode 219 - DrivethruRPG

August 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Christopher Tang

"Getting Started With DriveThruRPG". Let's talk about how to interact with DriveThruRPG, some of the nitty gritty process but also the general principles to bear in mind and some of the things many people do not know like the details of the OGL, basic copyright law, the availability of Community Content programs, etc. Also taking audience questions liberally since I expect there will be those. We will also cover some of the ways the site has changed in the last year (mostly GDPR changes).

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Episode 218 - Marketing 201

August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Juliet Meyer, Raymond Bruels

Marketing 201: Creating Content around Your Brand/Product. You've got a brand/product and you've got all the social media channels and a website. Great. Now what? Learn how to create consistent content for your brand/product that will resonate with your audience. This class covers Twitch streaming, social post scheduling/generation, as well as some ideas for rich media creation, and how to go about creating content for your brand/product using tools you already have! Bring your phone to this seminar

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Episode 217 - Marketing 101

August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Juliet Meyer, Raymond Bruels

Marketing 101: Creating a Basic Marketing Plan. This is a basic course in marketing your brand and/or your product and helping you know the difference between the two in terms of tone and voice. Which social media platform is best for you? How should you measure success? Do I need a website/Facebook/Instagram/Telegram Channel/Sub-Reddit and what are those things? What are the different ways to market? What is my target demographic? How can you build an audience for your brand/product?

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Episode 216 - Appoaching Allyship from an Intersectional Perspective

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Julia Ellingboe and Brand Robins.

Approaching Allyship from a Genuinely Intersectional Perspective. There's no formal roadmap to being a "good" ally. It's easy to scratch the surface and stop moving, because you've challenged your own paradigm. That's not enough. Let's brainstorm tools and tactics for guiding allies towards functional engagement.

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Episode 215 - Truth, Survival, and Empowerment in Darker Narratives

July 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Mabel Harper, Avonelle Wing, Misha Bushyager, and Eli Eaton.

A discussion about why some people, specifically members of minority groups, might feel drawn to darker games and survival narratives, and how fiction of this nature both describes reality and can also provide answers, empowerment, and revolutionary verve in a world that is hostile to racial, sexual, ethnic, and gender minorities

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Episode 214 - Kickstarter in 2019

July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Chandler Copenhaver, Steve Segedy and Christopher Batarlis.

Kickstarter today is a different animal than it was a year or five years ago. Let's talk about the things you need to know if you're launching a campaign next year.

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Episode 213 - Eat, Drink, and be Merry

July 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am

Recorded at Metatopia 2018

Presented by Kristen Roberts and Jennifer Gutterman

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Developing Cultural Touchstones for Immersive World Building".  Building dynamic worlds for your game is not just about swords, guns and magic. Much of what gives our world it's depth and richness is rooted in environment and evolving cultural traditions. Using examples like native cuisines, holidays, and slang terminology, this workshop will focus on how to develop setting-specific cultural touchstones that are relatable for your audience without being derivative or anachronistic. Incorporating these details into your game design not only creates a more immersive environment for your players, but also helps to build community and bring people together in real life. Join our workshop, bring your setting concepts, and learn about how to add and emphasize these important socio-cultural concepts in your world building and game design

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