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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Remco » 27 Dec 2011, 14:28

Ah yes, I think I know what you mean. The term has been known to me as "Cross Media Marketing" where different outlets are used to draw as much attention as possible to the brand (and not just the game). We would like to do this in the form of a book telling our version of Piers' story, but we have not been able to find an author who would be willing to help us out with this task as it is definitely something we need help with.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 28 Dec 2011, 00:06

Sounds like you need someone like, Gerard Soeteman, a Dutch screen writer who wrote the script for Floris, an old Dutch television series that included the Frisian pirate Greate Pier. Although he is getting on in years, I bet he would more than likely know someone more than willing to write a novel based on Pier's story.

Although I have no idea of how to get in touch with Mr. Soeteman, I know he worked closely with the Dutch film director, Paul Verhoeven, and I found a fan page where you can email the person hosting it. Even Mr. Verhoeven may know someone, for he created and directed Floris.

Anyhow the fan page is http://www.ghosts.org/verhoeven/index.html

Just an idea. You never know!

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Remco » 28 Dec 2011, 10:57

Paul Verhoeven is defnitely well known but possibly hard to reach as well. There's no harm trying to reach him, but getting in touch directly would probably be quite difficult. I suppose what we're looking for is an author who is able to transform our version of Piers' legend into a book. I'll do some digging to see if I can find something on the subject.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 28 Dec 2011, 19:09

Hi Remco,

Here's a website I found with regards to ghost writers. Don't know if it will be of any use to you. There are thousands of these services in the U.S. but I thought a Dutch ghost writing company would be more appropriate.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby USSGreatePier » 28 Dec 2011, 20:16

jess50 wrote:Here's a website I found


Woops, seems like you forgot to paste the link :)

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Remco » 29 Dec 2011, 09:15

Thanks Jess, I've sent my information to those guys. Let's see where this takes us :)

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 29 Dec 2011, 13:19

Hi Remco,

I hope I am not being full-on and I know you are very busy, but I forgot to mention that 'Trans-Media Storytelling' is subtly different to 'Cross Media Marketing', or as I know it, 'Cross-Platform Media Franchising'.

I think the simplest and quickest way to explain the difference is that Trans-Media Storytelling is about extra content, for example, events that take place before and after the main event, like sequels and prequels, via books, film, mini-video games etc, even via apps on-line and social networking such as Facebook and Twitter, encouraging the viewer/player/reader to embrace extra content, thus creating a larger following.

These kind of trans-media narratives can be much more cost-effective too.

Whereas, like you say, cross-media marketing is telling the same story over different platforms.

I have written a piece on Dead Space 2, which includes the Trans-Media effect. It's does not go into too great a detail, given that I was restricted to a word count on the whole review, but there are a couple of paragraphs on the second page that might interest you.

Hope this makes sense, and again I wish to say I am not presuming you don't know this, but I just though I'd highlight what some of the big guns are using today.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Remco » 29 Dec 2011, 14:31

You make a great point, thanks for clarifying :) you're a great help!

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 30 Dec 2011, 17:03

Hi Remco, Timen and team.

I was wondering if I could put my blog address on your forum again, with a view to followers taking a look at my preview of CotD? Traffic is starting to slow my end. I am utilising Facebook as much as possible. More traffic doesn't give me extra credits at uni, it's more an ego thing, if you know what I mean?

Thought I'd ask permission, rude not to!

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 30 Dec 2011, 21:42

Hi Remco,

Being impatient, and assuming you would say yes, here is my blog address that will lead your followers to a preview of CotD.

It's on the second page!

http://jessicaharrisdd1000history.blogspot.com/

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Remco » 02 Jan 2012, 12:53

I think I've seen the preview before, or are you referring to a new one?

Meeting with the Ghostwriter has been set btw, keep you guys posted :)

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 02 Jan 2012, 19:58

No, sorry Remco,

It's the same preview, it's just my page views slowed down,but since posting my blog address on you forum yesterday, I've received a healthy rush of fresh viewers.

Thanks.

Oh good luck with the Ghost writer, but just wondering what btw means?

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 02 Jan 2012, 20:41

btw - by the way got it :)

Again, I know you are busy Remco, but if you get time I have posted a PowerPoint presentation on my blog. You can here me yapping away about Dead Space 2.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Timen » 04 Jan 2012, 11:24

We're mentioned in this list of games in development for 2012!

http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=HEW5N90nwpU

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Timen » 04 Jan 2012, 11:26

Ow and Pier Gerlofs Donia was 'badass of the week' last week: http://badassoftheweek.com/bigpier.html

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 09 Jan 2012, 21:08

Hi all,

Ben Thompson - What can I say - COOL DUDE! -What a way he has with words. I wish I could write like that and make it sound so coooooooooool!



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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby USSGreatePier » 09 Jan 2012, 22:08

That post made me lol, hehehe...

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 10 Jan 2012, 01:20

Sorry!
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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Remco » 10 Jan 2012, 13:51

I am confused ...

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby USSGreatePier » 10 Jan 2012, 20:56

jess50 wrote:I'll make you lol USS Great Blackpool Pier.

U wanna fight>

You Great Lump?


Remco wrote:I am confused ...


Uhm, so am I... heh :)

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby jess50 » 11 Jan 2012, 01:42

Sorry
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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby USSGreatePier » 11 Jan 2012, 09:26

Right. Before this gets even more awkward, let's get back to the subject at hand...

http://www.gamespot.com/cross-of-the-dutchman/platform/pc

Too bad GameSpot has such limited information on the game... Just a little summary and a single image... Big sites like that should have more info up (without looking at commercial/financial gain...)

Anyway, this next item dates from October, so a little while ago, but nonetheless, a good site to have an article on...

http://games.fok.nl/nieuws/467201/1/1/100/game-over-friese-volksheld-verschijnt-volgend-jaar.html

Maybe that site could use an update, hehe..

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman in the news

Postby Remco » 11 Jan 2012, 15:07

The Gamespot profile will probably get updated next time we send out a press release. That is their best gauge to see how a project progresses :)

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