In a startup, the founders usually wear many hats. I myself started as a backend developer, now I’m also into Business Development for our latest Trading Card Game “Dengen Chronicles”. Over time, thanks to my online PR activity, I managed to build a substantial list of super useful resources.
Lists of blogs in particular could be your ace in the hole when you are looking for reviews or featured articles. So, I thought that sharing my lists might be of some help to you all. Consider it a kind of handy reference.
Before going any further, I would like to point out that:
- Some of the blogs here are just “tech blogs”. Don’t be afraid to contact those bloggers, they might be interested in your game.
- Contact email addresses are not always provided. However, you can easily find them.
- Please, please, please, don’t spam. It's just as simple as that.
Let’s get the ball rolling.
Description: Promoter is a web app that tracks press for your games and apps. One of the main features is a list of 800+ gaming and tech websites.
Pros: the list is pretty huge; the websites are grouped by platform and sorted by twitter followers.
Cons: contact email addresses are missing.
Links: List of Game Journalists – The Big List of Video Game Sites – The Big List of Indie Game Sites (these are my personal choice, but there are lots more)
Description: PixelProspector is the ultimate resource! If you are a game developer, chances are, you already know it. Otherwise, hurry up and add it to your bookmarks. This website is full of free and useful resources.
Pros: the websites are grouped by platform and by country and most of them have contact email addresses.
Cons: the lists are a bit messy.
The lists of Brownstein & Egusa
Links: Top 100 Tech Blogs – Top Tech Blog Reporters
Description: Founded by former VentureBeat writer, Brownstein & Egusa is a PR firm focused on tech startups. You can find interesting stuff on their website.
Pros: contact emails or forms, twitter accounts and short descriptions. Use them all to your advantage.
Cons: the websites are not strictly game related.
A Google doc found by serendipity
Link: google doc
Description: don’t ever underestimate the power of serendipity. Here is an amazing resource.
Pros: the blogs are categorized; most of them have contact email addresses.
Cons: the list is rather short and not updated.
Now, it’s your turn! Do you know other interesting lists? Feel free to share them in the comments below.