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Supporting Retro Gaming Campaigns

If you are planning a game-related Kickstarter campaign then look no further for marketing and promotional support from GamesYouLoved . We have now supported over 20 Kickstarter campaigns and been directly involved in helping to raise well over £2million across these since 2015.

In 2017 alone, three campaigns we supported have collectively raised over £1million.

The team at GamesYouLoved have many years of commercial experience in marketing, PR, advertising, social media marketing, design, photography and video production to add value to your product or service. 

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A range of Kickstarter campaigns from retro gaming hardware, software, movies and even books have been successfully funded with the help of the GamesYouLoved Team. We have a highly engaged retro gaming audience both here and across our popular social media channels to extend your reach to a highly targeted retrogaming audience if you have a product or service that is relevant to them. 

Why should you be a partner with GamesYouLoved?

GamesYouLoved.com and it's social community is a great place to reach out to a wide range of people from the gaming world. 

The great thing about GamesYouLoved is the mix of people, all coming together to share their knowledge and memories and to forge links within the retro gaming community.

Since 2012 GamesYouLoved has grown to become one of the largest retrogaming communities in the world, with a following of close to 170,000 gamers. Alongside this our reach extends with fellow influncers, industry contacts and partners in the gaming world.

How can you work with us? 

There are numerous ways to work with the ever growing and internationally recognised brand*, GamesYouLoved. We can work with you to provide the best exposure for your brand such as:

- Kickstarter campaign planning, project management, full support throughout the campaign and analytics

 - One off sales promotion or brand awareness campaigns

- Video storyboarding, camera editing, graphics and social promotion of video

- Professional photography, art direction and post production

- Marketing and promotional consultancy  

- Social media campaigns 

- Social PR support

- Event sponsorship and experiential activities

We have experience in developing campaigns for specific Instagram, Facebook and Twitter activity alongside our ever growing YouTube channel where we have close to 5000 subscribers. 

Why work with us?

GamesYouLoved is a community brand run by fans for fans. One way to keep our community growing, full of cool content and ideas -  is for you to join with us and work with us.

It doesn't matter the size of your brand, we can arrange a suitable plan for you.

Get in touch with us here before you start your campaign you will seriously benefit from our skills and expetise in pre-planning your campaign: ideas@gamesyouloved.com

Don't just take our word for it - here are some of the testimonials from just some successful Kickstarter campaign creators:

Sam Dyer - Bitmap Books /www.bitmapbooks.co.uk

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"When I initially had the idea to kickstart my Commodore 64 book I was very lucky to be put in touch with Tim Nicholls who had successfully done the same thing with his Artcade book.

Tim's advice was invaluable and he talked very highly about how GamesYouLoved had supported him throughout his campaign and helped loads with promotion - getting the word out there. 

I quickly got in touch with GamesYouLoved.

Running a Kickstarter campaign can be very lonely, so to have a partner by your side for the ups and downs was hugely important and beneficial. Also a huge bonus was their reach on social media. Regular tweets to their now 80,000+ Twitter followers and posts to their 35,000+ Facebook friends made a HUGE impact on the success of my campaign.

The confidence that working with them gave me was invaluable. There is no way the C64 book would have reached £35k funding if it not for the support of GamesYouLoved. Then when my next Kickstarter campaign was confirmed I didn't think twice about working with GamesYouLoved again.

This time the book was about the Amiga computer and I worked with GamesYouLoved closer than ever. We worked out a month's worth of marketing activity and worked in tandem daily to promote the campaign as best as we could.

They would nudge me when they felt it was time for a new pledge or some new design which kept the momentum in the campaign. We ended up raising £129k . We then went on to fund the NES book and raised £190K - and finally in 2017 we worked together closely for the SNES book and raised £224K - and are now the most successful gaming books on Kickstarter, even beating books about industry giants SEGA and Nintendo. A huge achievement.

That total would no way of been achievable without GamesYouLoved."

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Henrique Olifiers - ZX Spectrum Next (Bossa Studios)

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"The experience of working with Chris and the GamesYouLoved team was incredible. They're a diligent bunch ready to come up with great ideas on how to get a message off the ground, thanks to their full immersion into the retro gaming scene.

It's refreshing to work with people who understand the intricacies of the ecosystem you're serving, whose efforts are fully in tune with your audience. The Spectrum Next Kickstarter, a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, would not have happened without these folks."

This project exceeded expectations with a record retro gaming breaking £723,390 raised.

Info: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1835143999/zx-spectrum-next

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Anthony Caulfield - Gracious Films / www.frombedroomstobillions.com

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Gamesyouloved.com provided vital support prior and during our successful Kickstarter campaigns in both March and October 2015.
Their knowledge of the gaming and technology industries combined with a thorough grasp on social media meant that we were able to not only start well, but crucially through continual engagement with potential customers sustain the push to not just get funded quickly, but power through and beyond the all important stretch goals. Kickstarter campaigns are never sure things, no matter what you may feel before launching, however Nicola and I were always able to gain advice and opinion from them during the inevitable twists and turns of the campaign and gamesyouloved always made us feel one step ahead of any development. Further to this GamesYouLoved went on to assist us with the PlayStation Years campaign and also selling out the Science musuem showing of clips from the movie in 2017 with their promotion.

Nicola and I thoroughly recommend gamesyouloved, they provided an essential service of advice, planning, support and application during our Kickstarter and other funding campaigns and they are alway our first choice.

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Rob Hewson - Hewson Consultants / www.hewsonconsultants.com

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"When preparing a Kickstarter campaign you want to ensure you can reach as many liked minded people as possible.

We spoke to a few key figures in the retrogaming community and GamesYouLoved was very highly regarded.

When we got in touch it was immediately clear that fundamentally they were a group of true retrogaming enthusiasts. They were incredibly passionate and only to happy to help spread the word.

GamesYouLoved have built up a great deal of experience helping with retrogaming Kickstarter campaigns, so their expertise is very valuable.They are able to help you reach out to like-minded retrogamers and really add a great deal of energy and collective enthusiasm to put the wind in your sails. 

Not only did GamesYouLoved help to promote our campaign to their followers, they were also very well connected and able to put us in touch with key figures who were only to happy to help to.

Through their connections and activities they are able to add all sorts of additional value, such as the footage they filmed of the Hewson talk at Play Expo 2013 which they we very generous to provide.

We'd definitely recommend GamesYouLoved to other Kickstarters and brands in the retrogaming space.

They have the connections, the followers, the reputation and above all else they are true fans through and through."

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Matt Gray - Music Producer & Composer /www.mattgrayc64.uk

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"GamesYouLoved not only have a great love for the C64 but also a great understanding of why so many others love it as well.

GamesYouLoved - yhey'll help spread the word to retro games lovers who perhaps haven't been alerted by other channels.

GamesYouLoved provided lot's of interaction on social media and well thought-through Tweets and posts relating to the Reformation Kickstarter as well as running a competition to win a copy of Reformation.

I'd recommend GamesYouLoved to other brands for their promotional skills because they know the retro gaming market and they care about it."

Matt Gray - Reformation - Kickstarter Trailer:

Nickolaus Mueller - HD Retrovision / www.hdretrovision.com

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"We worked with GamesYouLoved because of the retro gaming audience that they are able to reach.

Their followers are exactly the type of people we wanted to reach with our range of retro gaming component cables.

GamesYouLoved helped us reach far more people than we would have been able to on our own.

They were especially helpful in spreading the word on Twitter and Facebook where they have a huge following, and really connected us with the retro gaming community outside of the U.S. because they are a global brand.

GamesYouLoved put out their own Tweets and Facebook posts to promote us as well as retweeting targeted posts of our own. In addition, they provided helpful networking tips as the campaign went forward and connected us to other people they worked with across brands and the community.

"If you have a cool retro product that you want to promote to an audience that loves old video games, GamesYouLoved should be the first place you look to. They have the reach you're looking for and will help you out along the way."

Nicholas Mueller - HD Retrovision 

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If you are planning a retro game-related Kickstarter, or looking for marketing, promotion, content planning and social PR support -  then look no further than the team from GamesYouLoved.

Get in touch with us here before you start your campaign: ideas@gamesyouloved.com

* Games You Loved ® logo used under the permission of "Games You Loved Limited” - “All rights reserved"

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