I had fun just poking around in the game environment as is, and Cantr and FTO players would of course be interested, but how far along would the game need to be before you'd consider it in a state to be advertised as an early alpha or have invite codes handed out to the world at large?
There's a lot of bored youngsters on summer vacation at a writing site I hang out at, whenever you're ready for quick first impressions from absolute fucking idiots. (Hi kids.) This style of game is such a niche thing, it may not be wise to rely on the already incestuous Cantr and FTO communities to populate it or entirely guide its development.
Indeed. I find most of my games through people saying "Look at this cool, lulsome thing I did in this game", not "Hey look at this new game a friend is making, come and join please" threads. Ditto tropes, an interesting page is far more effective an ad, then an actual ad.
Is there a reddit for...browser based, role-playing, economic sim, city builders? This style of game is always a little hard to categorize.
I agree though it would be best to advertise among friends on any communities we're already a part of. In my own experience I mostly just roll my eyes and ignore any ads made by parachute accounts.
This is all thinking way waaay ahead anyhow, until Epoch is in beta at least I'm not sure who beyond Cantr and FTO players would be interested.
Speaking of FTO, isn't their community taking refuge mostly on Facebook? Any advice players that would be able to put the word out once were a little further along here? So far Rebma's the only one I could think of who could be uh, diplomatic there.