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Independent Games Summit: 'Bunburrows': How to Break Out of the Puzzle Niche

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Lots of young indie game devs daydream about making puzzle games despite it being one of the least popular genre among gamers. Let's make that puzzle game actually profitable! This talk covers ways to turn your puzzle game into a gem and reach audiences outside the puzzle niche from a joint design and marketing perspective: From improving the game's overall presentation to correctly teasing its most hidden (and exciting!) mechanics, this talk also tackles ways to facilitate content creators' job of showcasing your puzzle game, a genre most usually avoid. This talk will delve into examples from Pquerette Down the Bunburrows as well as tricks used by other successful puzzle games such Baba is You, The Witness or Viewfinder.

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