Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The benefits of fanbase

For a long time, SCS Software used to be quite a closed company. We worked behind closed doors in a little dinky office, and we worked very hard on the games. But we would only come to surface very seldom - to release a game or two per year at most - and then lock ourselves back in the office again to work on another game. We would read message boards and e-mails from our fans, but there was no two-way communication, and no feedback loop.

Things have changed a lot now that we have this blog, several Facebook pages for our recent projects, a YouTube channel, a Twitter account, the GetLocalization experiment, and most importantly now that our attitude is that fans are our most important asset.

This attitude change bears fruit for us, too. After asking our fans for recommendation for a distributor in Brazil, today we are signing a deal with Techdealer, Brazilian games distribution company, to release a bundle of our older games in the country. Hopefully Trucks & Trailers, which is a logical choice as it has already been translated into Brazilian Portuguese with your help, will be discussed next.

Yesterday we have received good tips for distribution opportunities in Bulgaria, and we will try these contacts to see if we can get official coverage for our games there. It turns out that our fans know their countries' state of games market much better than we can ever do, so with your help we can explore things that we would now have the capacity to try and research on our own.

There are still quite a lot of countries where our games are impossible to buy in stores, and where we know we have fans, but where we haven't managed to identify proper partner to talk to about distribution opportunities. To mention a few, we know we have tons of fans in Romania, Greece and Turkey, but we either don't know whom to talk to there, or if we do know, our attempts to establish contacts there failed so far. Perhaps somebody reading this blog may be able to provide another useful tip for us?

30 comments:

  1. i ai galera How about you put some axle truck with raised

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  2. Congratulations again! I'm not from Brazil, but I'm glad brazilian fans could have your games in stores in near future and, of course, I'm glad your business grows. It seems that 2011 is wonderful year for SCS!

    Well, I don't like those so-called "social networks" like FB or Twitter too much, but it's so obvious they're working very well for marketing purposes and it was right decision. But best decision was this very blog, it's more powerful tool then any fan (and I think anybody in SCS) have ever imagined. I'm checking it few times every day. :-)

    So hopefully you'll quickly get some tips for other distributors in countries you asking. Good luck!

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  3. Give us a list of the countries to begin with...

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  4. scccs is ther arabic please an answer

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  5. Anonymous @1:21 PM: But they wrote it! :-D Romania, Greece and Turkey. That's for a start. People from these countries visiting this blog often, so I'm sure when some tips will be useful as Techdealer in Brazil, they'll ask for other countries. ;-)

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  6. I am from Romania and I dont think that here exists any distribution for the game. I dont know but I am sure that the game will apear in stores somehow.

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  7. Try to contact "MONOSIT CONIMPEX SRL" from Romania. I hope you will succed and please add more news to the blog.

    Regards, Danyiel

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  8. In the Netherlands we don't got an distribitor!

    Bol.com (Dutch) and Bartsmit.com (Dutch) and Wehkamp.nl (Dutch) are good site's for you!

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  9. in Türkiye only Aral LTD http://www.aral.com.tr/ look here

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  10. Pedestrians in ETS2 PLEASE

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  11. Hello, one question:

    Do you have any distributor for Spain?

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  12. Hi SCS!For Greece you can communicate with Cd Media A.E that covers the selling of the game to greece balkans and Cyprous!Here is the link: http://www.cdmedia.gr/ Please add GREECE To ETS2!Soon i will gine and other companies that you can communicate in Greece!

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  13. @Royde_NL:
    We have distributors in the Netherlands.

    http://www.micromedia.nl/

    http://www.gameworld.nl/

    For example but bol.com is also a good one. :)

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  14. For Romania, you could contact Media Galaxy.

    http://www.mediagalaxy.ro/

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  15. Can you make so that how you drive is showed in your use of gasoline?

    Drive carefully = use little gasoline.
    Overtake/be hard on the gas = use much gasoline.

    Can you make so that how you drive is showed in your use of gasoline?

    Drive carefully = use little gasoline.
    Overtake/be hard on the gas = use much gasoline.

    Can you make so that how you drive is showed in your use of gasoline?

    Drive carefully = use little gasoline.
    Overtake/be hard on the gas = use much gasoline.













    Can you make so that how you drive is showed in your use of gasoline?

    Drive carefully = use little gasoline.
    Overtake/be hard on the gas = use much gasoline.



    Sorry writing 4 times. but this way we won’t overlook it so easy.

    Gettings from Norway SCS, please answer. Thanks.

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  16. http://www.regalgames.com
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_games_developed_in_Romania
    http://www.gamesindustry.biz
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track7
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Video_games_developed_in_Turkey

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  17. SCS answer please will there be working clutch in ETS2?

    thx

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  18. For Romania :

    http://www.altex.ro/
    http://www.real-hypermarket.ro/
    http://www.auchan.ro/
    http://www.domo.ro/despre_domo_en
    http://www.flanco.ro/

    I hope this is helpful

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  19. Thank you very much for new communication level. I´m very happy, if see, how you growing. I´m proud on You.

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  20. Does enywone here know about a truck game who will come out 2011, 2012 who is not made by SCS software? If so witch one.

    The same I have to ask about 2010.

    (my name is pastinakkel)
    SCS great work on the blogg.

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  21. No liver :) - But really nice! Please add the Netherlands.

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  22. YEEEEEEEEEES! ADD THE NETHERLANDS! (EN)
    JAAAAAAAAAAA! VOEG NEDERLAND TOE! (NL)

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  23. I Have Some Ideas For ETS2

    Having Right Hand Drives as well

    Having Real Companies such as Eddie Stobart, SJL Logistics LTD etc.

    Having top of the Range Trucks Such as Volvo FH16 7000, Scania R730 etc.

    Having the abilty to get out of the truck to hook up/ drop trailers, to open the back doors of the trailers and to refill the truck with deisel

    Having Towns and Villages as well as Cities

    Have your own company to start off with

    Design your own company logo and see it on the roads when your company starts to grow bigger

    Have your own Company Depots

    Have Laybys at the side of the road as well as Rest Stations

    Andhave truck dealers the sell ONLY 1 Brand of Truck like Mercedes, scania etc.

    Have small companies like Fowler Welch Coolchain in villages

    Have Industrial Estates Towns/ cities

    Trucks Have To Go In For A MOT and a Service Once A Year

    Trucks Have To Get Taxed Every 6 Months OR Every 12 Months

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  24. For The 7000 I Ment To Put 700

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  25. Hello friends, my name is Andres I live in Santiago de Chile and I've read this post carefully and despite being a country very far from you, there are many fans of their games: from 18 wos Haulin (Pedal to the Metal, American Long Haul ), ETS and GTS, as they like me, we are expectant and attentive to this blog and facebook pages, etc.. their news. It may not be attractive because of the distance involved and the little knowledge they have, for obvious reasons, the reality of my country trucking. But hopefully keep in mind that South American countries are aware of their work and valued greatly.

    Thank you for your pictures, news and new projects ... Keep it up! :) Bye!

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  26. I think you should try negotiating a partnership with distributors to include all the power of a fans - fan's discussion from these countries, their IP addresses, their fan sites, their modifications and their videos. Well, either abandon the search for local distributors and switch their attention to the digital system for calculating and digital sales system as Steam. The second variant is the most real.

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  27. You should forget Romanian distribution. People here aren't accustomed to buying CD's, either with music or software.
    You could try contacting large IT hardware and software distribution stores such as Altex.RO or MediaGalaxy.RO
    They usually have such games in their shelves.

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  28. for Turkey

    playstore.com

    we want Turkey Truck Simulator

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  29. I Have Some Ideas For ETS2

    Having Right Hand Drives as well

    Having Real Companies such as Eddie Stobart, SJL Logistics LTD etc.

    Having top of the Range Trucks Such as Volvo FH16 7000, Scania R730 etc.

    Having the abilty to get out of the truck to hook up/ drop trailers, to open the back doors of the trailers and to refill the truck with deisel

    Having Towns and Villages as well as Cities

    Have your own company to start off with

    Design your own company logo and see it on the roads when your company starts to grow bigger

    Have your own Company Depots

    Have Laybys at the side of the road as well as Rest Stations

    Andhave truck dealers the sell ONLY 1 Brand of Truck like Mercedes, scania etc.

    Have small companies like Fowler Welch Coolchain in villages

    Have Industrial Estates Towns/ cities

    Trucks Have To Go In For A MOT and a Service Once A Year

    Trucks Have To Get Taxed Every 6 Months OR Every 12 Months

    I AGREE WITH THE FRIEND UPSTAIRS :D

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  30. For Greece www.plaisio.gr

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