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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2012, 11:05:10 AM »
Wow, that just keeps going up and up -- very impressive!

Do you know where you got the attention from?  Was there some specific large site (4chan, Slashdot, reddit, etc) that did a lot of coverage?
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2012, 02:02:37 PM »
Wow, that just keeps going up and up -- very impressive!

Do you know where you got the attention from?  Was there some specific large site (4chan, Slashdot, reddit, etc) that did a lot of coverage?

The bulk of it has been from the Kickstarter weekly newsletter--222 pledges have come in from that--at least, for the initial boost that took us from 2.5k to 13.5k.

We're also in rotation to appear on the Kickstarter homepage, although that's relatively insignificant (26 pledges).

As to where, exactly, they're coming from on a day to day basis, I think it's mostly "direct URL" (which I believe includes our VelociraptorCannibalism.com url), searches on Kickstarter for us, and the Board & Card Games discovery page.  Almost anything else is been pretty static, not that I've been keeping daily totals, just there are a few I've been keeping a head-count of to see if they change (i.e. I've got an ad up on a site I use and only three pledges have come from there so far...unless they're falling into "direct URL" bucket due to the redirect, and the three have been from posted journals, hmm, oh well).

We have gotten several reviews done, and one shout-out from TunnelBiscuit, who does video game reviews on YouTube (who is apparently well known and followed), though I think their impact has been fairly small.

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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2012, 02:13:39 PM »
TunnelBiscuit
Do you mean TotalBiscuit?  Or is that his DF-alter-ego? ;)
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2012, 02:50:18 PM »
If it was TotalBiscuit, you probably have him to thank for a large chunk of your success.  That guy is a powerhouse on Youtube.
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2012, 04:00:04 PM »
If it was TotalBiscuit, you probably have him to thank for a large chunk of your success.  That guy is a powerhouse on Youtube.

Yes!  TotalBiscuit.
Just goes to show that I have no idea who he is. :P

And I don't think he's made that much of an impact, honestly.  If people are hearing it from him, hitting Kickstarter, and searching for it (as he didn't give a link), then we've only gotten 26 pledges that way...most of which we'd had before his video went up.

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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2012, 04:19:44 PM »
Fair enough!  He's got like 100k+ subs on youtube, though, so it can't have hurt.
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2012, 05:32:39 PM »
Fair enough!  He's got like 100k+ subs on youtube, though, so it can't have hurt.

Oh goodness no, I doubt it could have hurt. :)

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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2012, 07:13:08 AM »
If it was TotalBiscuit, you probably have him to thank for a large chunk of your success.  That guy is a powerhouse on Youtube.

Yes!  TotalBiscuit.
Just goes to show that I have no idea who he is. :P

And I don't think he's made that much of an impact, honestly.  If people are hearing it from him, hitting Kickstarter, and searching for it (as he didn't give a link), then we've only gotten 26 pledges that way...most of which we'd had before his video went up.
BLASPHEMY! Or...something. I really like that guy, for the most part. He's helped SO many indie devs get their games noticed.
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2012, 04:19:56 AM »
Fair enough!  He's got like 100k+ subs on youtube, though, so it can't have hurt.
As a matter of fact, he broke 500k+ a few months ago. So he's likely around 600k now. :P
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2012, 08:39:47 AM »
Wow that's moving fast. I'm behind the times!
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2012, 10:57:25 AM »
Just checked. He's up to 647k. :D
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2012, 02:33:05 PM »
Just checked. He's up to 647k. :D

See, here's the funny thing about names:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TotalBiscuit
http://www.youtube.com/user/TotalHalibut

As I have never heard of the guy, I don't know for sure if those two accounts are the same guy or not.
The former is the guy being discussed, the latter is the guy with 600k subs.

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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2012, 02:36:24 PM »
Same guy, yeah.
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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2012, 06:42:47 PM »
He made the second channel to split off his Starcraft 2 content, which he does a lot of, from his general gaming content. Mainly to keep it from choking everything else out in his viewers' video lists. It was pretty well announced at the time for everyone who had been watching it, and I guess he just assumed going forwards that people would just find it like they usually do, by being linked the videos or just searching for Starcraft or whatever. But yeah, there's nothing specifically to link them together, on the other hand there's no reason you really need to know that both are the same guy since they cater to somewhat different groups.

I know far too much about random youtube superstars.  :-X

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Re: What's this? Velociraptors! Cannibalism! Oh my.
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2012, 05:44:05 PM »
He made the second channel to split off his Starcraft 2 content, which he does a lot of, from his general gaming content.

Ah, that makes sense.