Here is a rough outline of what I'm thinking ...
"Gideros Planet" will be a monthly Video + E-zine publication. It will be 100% free and include ...
Every month I will organise to hold a Google Hangout, where any participants can introduce themselves, and we can talk about a selected topic. If, in the early days, there are not enough participants, I will start with a different format - such as a one on one interview etc.
I'm really exited about this, and I think it will be an awesome way to ...
- bring the community together
- attract new users
- provide an awesome resource
- inspire people to make more games
- and at some stage in the future - help fund Gideros.
Since I will be investing a substantial amount of time in this project, I will be using Google Adsense for both the website and videos.
Half of any profits made, will be used to pay for domain and hosting (or any other costs that might arise), and (at some stage in the future) hopefully help reimburse some of the time I will be putting into this.
The second half will be donated straight towards further development of Gideros.
At this stage, I'm not expecting any advertising revenue to be made at all, and that's completely ok. I do believe however, that over time, more and more users will find out about the publication, and in turn, it will become more substantial, and I will be able to invest more time into it's production.
In the first issue, I would like to announce a 'Gideros Game Jam', as I firmly believe that there need to be more Gideros games floating around.
For the sake of easy judging and the possibility of some of the games going viral, I would like the games to be playable in HTML5.
There is a lot of things to organise, such as judges, prizes etc.
I'm a big believer in the K.I.S.S rule, and therefore I will start with a small publication, and easy rules for the contest.
If you have any ideas, on what could be used as prizes etc. please let me know
What do you guys think?