Towards a Perilous Journey – Sparkly Games
Towards a Perilous Journey is a Virtual Reality Shoot’em Up. Designed to be a stimulating Bullet-hell experience, TPJ immerses you in an electro-musical atmosphere and a brightly colored world. Brett, the solo developer of the game, wanted to promote his game with its upcoming release on Oculus Rift and Viveport.
Towards a Perilous Journey is a VR twin-stick Shoot’em Up. Demanding and immersive, TPJ’s uniqueness is based on its two-handed gameplay and energy management to improve spaceships’ defensive and offensive arsenal.
TPJ is the first game developed by Sparkly Games. When I first met Brett, the game was already available on Steam for a few months but was lacking visibility.
With upcoming releases on the Oculus Rift and Viveport platforms, Brett has entrusted me with the Public Relation Campaign Management of Towards a Perilous Journey.
For this mission, we agreed on a pricing system partly based on objectives to be achieved.
Public Relations Strategy Implemented
To improve the visibility of TPJ, we set up a two-step communication campaign announcing the upcoming release of the game targeting the VR Video Game Press and Bloggers.
At the same time, we organized a “Launch contest” for VR Youtubers and Twitchers. Registered content creators receive a dedicated newsletter and exclusive spaceships skins. Brett also included new types of video recording in his game and extra spaceship skins for the contest.
Sparkly Games and I agreed on objectives to reach for the campaign. Nevertheless, I never consider the minimum as an objective, but I go for the maximum possible exposure for any game.
As a result of the PR campaign produced, Towards a Perilous Journey gained high visibility in VR Game Press and among VR Influencers. Exceeding the objectives defined at the beginning.
- 27 articles (news and reviews) including coverages from VRFocus, ETR, Skarred Ghost. Check our Press Review.
- 1 VRGameCritic review from VRgrid (6.5/10)
- 25 videos (First steps, Let’s Play, Review) from 22 unique content creators
- 1st game to be featured in the new “IndéScriptible” video series from ETR
- 623 minutes of video exposure on Youtube and Twitch
- Numerous feedback from editors and Influencers to learn from
Sparkly Games Testimonial
‘ I am satisfied with Yohann’s performance, in particular the size of the reached audience and the insistence he has in the follow-up among journalists and influencers. (…)
I appreciated the fact that I was kept informed very regularly and synthetically of the progress of the campaign.’
Sparkly Games CEO