Your game deserves to look the best it can.We're dedicated to helping you polish and show off your hard work.
Smile! You’re on Steam.
Indie developers around the world have one thing in common: they love making games and want to make sure their games look as good as they can. This means that not only do you have to develop a neat-looking game with tight mechanics and great polish, but you also have to make sure that you show off your game in the best possible light.
We’ve worked with countless titles to make sure their branding and game polish are on point, and we want to work with you. We offer two main services to help guarantee that the relationship between your fans and your game is love at first sight.
The Black Shell Media network includes a team of very talented professionals and studios that are ready to help create an awesome set of promotional materials for your game. Over the past years, our artists, trailer creators, designers and analysts have worked on creating strong brand identities for games, companies and individuals.
Your promotional materials should make jaws drop and turn potential players into your biggest fans. We will sit down with you and make sure we understand your vision, then work with you efficiently and rapidly to create a set of fantastic resources for you to show off your game. Put your best foot forward.
You’re an amazing developer. No, really. You are. You pour your heart and soul into your game and you scrutinize every detail in order to guarantee its success. But you have been looking at your project for so long that sometimes it becomes hard for you to spot small issues or inconsistencies.
It’s always helpful to have another set of eyes look over everything, and Black Shell Media is here to help make that happen. Our team of game design experts and playtesters have been designing engaging best-sellers for years. We are committed to analyzing your game, figuring out its key selling points and gameplay loops, and working with you to optimize your game for maximum public enjoyment.
ServicesWhatever your budget, we'll find you an effective solution.
Do you want a professional, creative and affordable trailer connoisseur who will take you through the process of crafting a trailer that shows off your game and collaborate with you at every step to make sure you get exactly what you want? Our trailer producers and directors have worked on best-selling titles and helped ship hundreds of thousands of copies, and we’d love to introduce you to them.
First impressions are everything, and it’s vital that gamers get excited about your game before they even play it. Having a polished, visually appealing logo could be what attracts tens of thousands of fans to your page, excited to see what the game is about. Our logo artists have a range of experience in several styles, and we will create a logo that shows off the game as you want fans to see it.
We will sit down with you and make sure that we understand your vision for the game and its message. Our team of talented artists will get to work and get your approval before proceeding at every step. You have full ownership over the logos and we’ll be listening to you at every step—after all, it is your game!
Game Design Consultation & Testing
We’ve helped ship over 65 games on Steam with great success. This would not have been possible without our team of expert game designers and testers. We have access to a large pool of playtesters who will engage with your game and provide you with much-needed detailed feedback. With many years of design experience, our team of game design experts and gaming aficionados bring to the table a fresh, professional perspective.
Looking for a design consultation? We will sit down with your game, play through it, and write up a report for you analyzing the different aspects of your game and breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of each. We’ll work with you through Skype calls and follow-ups to make sure we understand where you’re coming from and to make sure you can see how some of our suggestions could benefit your game. We want nothing but positive reception for your game and we will do everything we can do help make your game the best it can be.
We want you to take us up on a consultation and feel like you learned something new and had your eyes opened to a different perspective on the design of your game’s core mechanics and gameplay systems. Having another pair of eyes look at your project is an easy way to guarantee progress.
“Helped me see the flaws in my game without pushing unwanted ideas into it. I was able to use feedback to develop my own solutions and improve the game.”Tomer Aberbach
“Super useful, actionable advice about how to improve our game.”Mike Cann
“Honest and detailed feedback.”Joel Christiansen
“Very clear and direct in critique and advice…encourages re-evaluation and polish…My game has improved.”Matt Dickerson