Gaming mags and Game devs

I'm considering the idea of promoting my business while the iron is hot so to speak, and thought a good way of doing this might be to run an article/interview in a game magazine about what we do and our latest game project.

The problem is this... I hardly ever buy gaming mags and I don't know what people are reading (especially game devs) so I'd appreciate any advice or opinions on which magazine/s I should target, in particular console magazines.

Thanks

Jacana's picture

For what it's worth I really like Edge magazine. PC Powerplay is getting old....

LiveWire's picture

I used to read Atomic: [url]http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/[/url] which is a high end computer power type mag, with an obvious bias to FPS games (and strongly 'standard' (i.e. generic) FPS's at that). I now read The Escapist: [url]http://www.escapistmagazine.com/[/url], which is a weekly online mag which has now begun hosting adds (ufortunate in a way, but it's a great read so i'm happy to see it support adds to continue).

Mario's picture

quote:Originally posted by Red 5

I'm considering the idea of promoting my business while the iron is hot so to speak, and thought a good way of doing this might be to run an article/interview in a game magazine about what we do and our latest game project.

Who is your intended audience? Consumers, publishers, or other developers?

Red 5's picture

Mainly other developers but also publishers.

Red 5's picture

Thanks Guy's, Edge it is :)

Jacana's picture

Just to add - if you would like to target an international audience maybe look at the game dev magazine that CMP does. That was the mag that IGDA use to give free with memberships and I think CMP will give any game dev in the US a subscription for free.

Red 5's picture

Thanks Jacana, I haven't seen that mag in years and didn't think of it, definitely a good idea :)

rcumine's picture

You can contact me, I am the Editor at GameBiz Australia. www.gamebiz.com.au

GameBiz is Australia's largest online publication covering the games industry each month we publish over 240 game industry related articles.