Since most people who might want this aren't citizens (yet!) I've posted this here in Q&S.
Basically, we on the staff team are currently considering setting up a better affiliates program for commercial indie gaming outfits. Currently they're just lumped with all the other commercial games in the scrapyard; we want to know from you what we could do better and what you might want out of this.
My initial thought was essentially along the lines of the deal we offer to current project teams, which would be something like this:
- A new top-level forum for indie games (name as yet unspecified)
- New game teams could post stuff in the main body of the forum
- Affiliated teams/devs would each be given their own subforum, and we'd probably have a front-end webpage ideally with synopses and links about our affiliated developers. Affiliated teams would have access to all the promotional stuff our content team can provide - twitter, facebook, Exilian front page, etc.
- In exchange for this, Exilian would require a) that the subforum got posted on by the team on occasion (say if you didn't post for six months we'd likely archive it), and b) that the developers link to their subforum somewhere on their own website/FB/etc so there's link reciprocity.
DEVS OF EXILIAN: would you be interested in an affiliate scheme along these lines? Are there other services you'd like us to provide (within reason)? Any feedback greatly appreciated. Also, if you're not a dev or if you're a hobby developer, do you have any thoughts & input on this?