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Drue Butterfield
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Hey I was looking for advice on getting a game published but more specifically on how to get it published through big publishers like Cool Mini or Not or even Ninja Division Publishing? Any thoughts would be awesome! Thanks!
 
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First, get it playtested and reviewed. 100 playtests or so without you there.

Then figure your category of game, who might be interested, find out if they take submissions, go meet them at a convention or mail them your product after clearing that they want to see it, leave them your prototype, wait 6-18 months.

If they say no, do it again.
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Tom Razo
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Take some time to review the following blog

http://www.jamesmathe.com/10000-feet-to-publishing-a-board-g...
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Drue Butterfield
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how do I find out if they take submissions? Where do I even start on that process?
 
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Sorry about that, I linked to the wrong blog post...

Try this one instead... You'll find a lot of helpful info to get you started in the right direction.

http://www.jamesmathe.com/courting-a-game-publisher-dos-and-...
 
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Craig Somerton
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Very few publishers take unsolicited submissions because they generally get overwhelmed with them. Evaluation and testing a game takes a lot of time and resources and huge investment in publishing.

before you even consider approaching a publisher, your game needs to be thoroughly tested - hundreds of times at least.

There are numerous design contests into which you could submit your game. Some publishers do watch these contests, and if your game is good enough they may show interest, but it really needs to be a solid design.

Going to conventions, demoing your game to various groups and delivering a pitch is a possibility, but again your game needs to be highly polished to make the grade, particularly in such a saturated market.
 
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