As more and more games are released each year, it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain and/or play all of the hottest new titles. Players are required to become increasingly choosier with how they spend their resources to create maximum enjoyment.
Tabletop Simulator is a way for players to play titles they might normally not be able to play, whether it is due to the monetary investment, player count, or time. It is a great resource for the community, but for most mods is a form of piracy.
This post is talking to you, the publisher, and how we can create a proper relation should you be concerned with having your game streamed in such a way.
The following paragraphs will discuss the benefits of having your game streamed on TTS, despite the piracy. Should you ever want the stream removed, for whatever reason, simply contact us and we will remove it.
Obvious benefits of TTS and the stream are easy to see. Firstly, this is basically free advertising for you. Assuming you didn’t make the mod, then you’ve not needed to put any work into creating the game on TTS and are benefitting from others showing off your game on social networks. For most, this is like getting a review without having to send out a review copy. If you aren’t happy with the quality of the mod, please contact us and we can help you with that!
A number of Kickstarters are now posting their games to TTS so that potential backers can try before they buy. The only reason this should reduce the number of backers you get is if your game isn’t worth backing after playing it. If this is the case, contact us to help you polish your game. We do playtesting and consultation upon request and can share ideas with how to make your game better.
Oh, and have I mentioned the free playtesters? There are many people willing to playtest and give feedback on your game if they can easily play it. TTS does not require you to send out demo copies and can easily be edited with new updates that go out to all your playtesters at once.