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So you've made a game, and you want to see it splashed across the digital pages of Pocket Gamer. This article will tell you how to get in contact with us, and offer some best practices to help improve your chances of scoring coverage on PG.

Plus, scroll down to find out more about the Pocket Gamer Business Network - a free service that gives you a surefire way of knowing whether your game will be covered by Pocket Gamer.




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If you're looking for coverage, the most important thing is to make an interesting game. Assuming you've got that covered, you can improve your chances of being noticed by following the steps below when you email us.

- Make sure you include trailers, screenshots, and relevant information.
- Send us promo codes BEFORE your game goes live on the App Store. Don't worry - we won't publish reviews until the day the game goes live in the UK. It just helps us to get our reviews ready for launch days. And don't ask whether we want one - just send it.
- The same goes for .APK files if you're an Android developer. (We promise not to share them with anybody else.)
- If Pocket Gamer or one of our beloved rivals has already covered one of your games it's a good idea to remind us and include a link to the story.
- Don't be afraid to name drop and tell us about any significant industry experience. If your best friend and mentor is Shigeru Miyamoto or you worked on Big Console Game X, that could be what makes your email stand out from the dozens of others we get on a given day.
- Write an interesting email. It sounds obvious, but no matter how good your game is if you send us an email ignoring all of the above advice there's a very good chance we'll miss it.

And it doesn't end with the story. If we said something nice about your game or gave it an award at review, feel free to quote us, and get in touch if you want a copy of the award graphic to use on your site or promotional materials.

A nod from Pocket Gamer could be what you need to get your game noticed by consumers or other sites.

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We won't publish information or material not in the public domain before the agreed time.

We reserve the right to publish reviews as soon as the games in question are available, on the grounds that if a member of the public can render an opinion it makes no sense for a website whose function is criticism not to exercise the same freedom.




The PG Business Network

Every day the Pocket Gamer team receives at least 100 messages from game developers relating to their upcoming projects, be it looking for news, previews, reviews, or just a chat.

To date we've done our best to give time to each and all of these, looking at every game before deciding what makes sense for our audience.

Of course the truth is that we can't cover every single story or review requested. Besides, our job is not to list everything in existence, but rather to curate what we think is most relevant, exciting, and appealing to us and our audience.

This means that not all the games will get the editorial coverage requested and we understand that this can be hard to take and frustrating.

In the past, we could have done much better in terms of explaining where we stand on your submissions. Now, however, we think we have a solution.

From now on we urge you to make use of our business network system rather than mailing us directly.

This may take slightly longer, and it may even be a little imperfect a process to begin with (please tell us where we can improve), but the all flipside is that it will ensure that you know exactly what's happening with your submission.

You'll be able to see when we looked at it, whether we're planning to feature it, and, if not, why we've chosen to pass on it what you can do to fare better next time.

And it's free.

You'll also be able to see all of the stories that we've written about you and your company/games (on both biz and consumer sites) in one easily access place, and you'll be able to utilise our new Developers' Corner feature to push your submission directly and you'll also reap the benefits (such as free reports, upcoming event details, and much more).

You can read more and register for the PG Business Network here.




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Danny Russell | 09:58 - 29 August 2014
Hello all! This page has been updated with the e-mail address for reviews - please make use of it!
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Hanh Nguyen | 08:17 - 29 August 2014
I've download and play Crazy Polygon game in Android -which is very very difficult that it's hard to get 100 points.
Can you get 150 points and I will give you a 100% coffee made in Viet Nam.
Good luck to you.
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Aron Davis | 15:20 - 11 August 2014
Who would I contact about about submitting a game? It's not apparent on the site.

Thanks!
-Aron
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@RockWuTheGame | 00:14 - 2 August 2014
Hi, I'm a one man Indie shop and I just launched my first game called RockWu on the iTunes App Store. It's honestly one of the best new games out there, that no one knows about. Ok, I developed it. But still ...

It's an old school arcade type puzzle game. and its FREE. Its best described as a Tetris-styled game with a Rock-Paper-Scissors twist. Weird marriage, I know. But when you play it, it makes perfect sense. It uses great '8-bit styled' music, has nice graphics and effects. The game play is intuitive and easy to get started. And, its just plain a blast to play, according to my personal experience and from its reviews. Everyone from kids to adults have enjoyed it.

It uses Game Center and has nice leaderboards and accomplishments. I'm asking that you please give it a play or two and I honestly think you'll find it quite addictive.

From,
the RockWu Developer - Pete
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Joxe Villar | 14:04 - 31 July 2014
Hi,

Reading the other comments I wonder if is this the place to send you games so you can review it?

Thank you
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Twitchy Finger | 07:23 - 28 July 2014
Hi,

We're a small game startup and just launched our first game, Furball Rampage. It's free and out on Google Play at the moment, iOS version will be out around mid-August.

It's a horizontal runner combined with smash and destruction like the old school Rampage game.
Lots of characters and sidekicks to choose from, each with their own abilities.
Loads of missions and unlockables to complete and discover.

Google Play Link -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twitchyfinger.google.furballrampage&hl=en

It'll be great if Pocket Gamer can review or give their two cents on our game. Most of all, hope you guys will have fun playing it.

From,
The Twitchy Finger Team
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Hansjürg Wüthrich | 08:36 - 25 July 2014
Hi there !

I just want to say, that the following Apps are FREE for a limited time

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Jani Vaarala | 08:28 - 16 July 2014
Hi!

Me and my friend own a small game startup (just two guys). We have just launched our first match-3 style puzzle game on Facebook (works only from computers so far, but iOS version is going to be out soon).

The game is called: Monsters of Murkland

I think we have a really cool story and theme in the game and the story is bound to the in game action too. Also, we have some new cool in-game elements (though some of them come later in the game) that I haven't seen in other match-3 games that I've tried.

Check it out at https://apps.facebook.com/monstersofmurkland

I hope you enjoy it :-)
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@TrytekNL | 14:58 - 14 July 2014
Hello,

Finally we released the first port of our retro games for android. See: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=trytek.game.retroWarfare

Retro Warfare will bring you back to retro gaming days, it will remind you of the old days when you played games like Mario and Megaman.

Hopefully you will enjoy it!
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byw | 14:00 - 13 July 2014
Hi,

I am part of an indie gaming studio for mobile game.

We just released our first title: Blast Your Way.

Blast Your Way is taking Tower Defense games to the next level making your defense objective travel thru the real streets of Manhattan. Players are to protect vehicle carrying money as it travels from point A to point B, but instead of directly controlling the car or anyone in it you’ll snipe out of existence anything that stands in the vehicle’s way or that tries to ram it to get the loot, using various types of weapons. If you start feeling overwhelmed you can drag special weapons onto the playing field such as landmines, bombs and even air strikes.

Here is where you can download it:
https://itunes.apple.com/il/app/blast-your-way/id837594983?mt=8

I would love if your Pocker Gamer can review our game.
Thanks,
Avi Barides
C4 Gaming
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