That's way too long to use as a trailer unfortunately, really need to grab people in the first few seconds. I picked up a copy of ScreenFlow recently to record gameplay at decent quality and I've been collecting some video. Plan is to make a trailer full of jump cuts over some music that ends with the logo to use as a new trailer / Google Play / Steam Greenlight video.
For sure - there's no way I'd use this as a trailer. I've done those too, but trailers require a LOT of editing and it'd cost you if I were to do one. However, when I browse games on Google Play, I often look through their videos for ones that showcase actual gameplay (in addition to trailers).
There are a couple reasons for this:
First of all, I wind up uninstalling a lot of android apps simply because their interface is poorly designed or cumbersome for the multitouch interface. Sometimes it's because the game doesn't support my keyboard or attached gamepads. I'm a PC Gamer by heart, so naturally if I find an Android game's controls are vastly inferior to the PC version, then playing it gets really infuriating --
-- but that is NOT the case with your game. Your game has very good touch controls and it performs wonderfully with my Transformer's attached keyboard. It also works great on the tablet's screen size. Some games don't handle this well.
It also shows just how addicting and immersive the experience is. A trailer blitzes through the gameplay, often in under a minute. I could have recorded a full playthrough, but then it would have taken a really long time to upload the whole thing.
Anyways, the Google Play Store lets you select multiple videos to showcase gameplay from your game and I feel that there is also just not enough video footage of Delver out there. Especially not stuff that is using the latest version on Android. It's mostly Alpha gameplay.
I've got Fraps and I think it could capture the PC version well enough. I was considering getting a Blackmagic Intensity interface so I could capture the video feed directly off the HDMI output on the tablet, but the thing is, showing screencapped video does NOT show the experience of using the touch interface.
Oh right, that reminds me...
- Could you make the TAB key open the map? It'd be a great help to all of us DOOM vets.
- For righthanded people, it'd be great if the item text that shows up when dragging objects would show up on the LEFT side of the finger press. Because you can see in my video how the text is showing up underneath my fatty fat fat fat hands.
- Right at 18:09
in the video, you can see how I'm exploiting a bug in the program to combine 3 stacks of 20 arrows into a single stack of 60 arrows.