As I am getting closer to completing Zombien I have been giving advertising a little thought. I came up with an idea that I wouldn’t mind some opinions on.
My idea is to write a short game about writing COG games. It would be relatively simple. You get a year to try and write a game. You get to pick what sort of game. How long, and how complicated you want to make it. Then you decide your actions each day, and see if you can avoid the many distractions of life and actually get it finished and submitted. After completion you get scored, and most importantly you get recommended to try Zombien. with links back to other COG titles.
The advertising part comes with releasing the game as a freebie. (well advertising revenue only). As I am sure everyone is well aware games that are free tend to do much better on the apple and android markets. But although the income would be small in effect the advertisers would be paying me a small amount to advertise Zombien and COG in general.
While the game would be short and at least codewise fairly repetitive I am hopeful I could kick it out fairly quickly and still make it fun. If not overly long.
I am aware I would need permission to use the COG brand in a story, but before I go through the process of creating a sample and asking I thought I would ask for other peoples opinions on the idea.