A basic guide on how to promote your designs effectively. Understand you do not have to do all of this, this is for people who want to share their work with the community and have it seen. I will be updating this guide as time goes on.
Tip 1 “Reddit”
Share your workshop link to the Space Engineers Reddit. This doesn’t need much of an explanation, a lot of people in the Space Engineers community use Reddit.
1: First go to the Space Engineers Reddit
2: Click “Create a Post”
3: Select “Link” and create your post. Use flairs to show that this is a workshop item
Your post than will show up under recent post with the thumbnail of the workshop item.
Tip 2 “Video Creation”
Create a youtube Channel and post short videos displaying your ship. This requires a lot more effort than posting on Reddit but building a following on youtube can help your ships get noticed more often. These videos can also be featured on the workshop page, another useful tool to show off your ship.
If you have a google account you can create a youtube channel.
Free software You can use:
2: Stream labs
3: Shotcut video editor
The videos you make should be short and sweet. I recommend a short 1 minute video around and inside the ship in spectator mode. Do it slowly with cuts to different sides of whatever your showing off. Make sure your HUD is off and your ship in good lighting. Optionally you can show the controls and a cut in half version of the ship to show the inside layout. You can use video game soundtracks as background audio.
Once your video is complete upload it to youtube and make sure it has a link to your item.
Tip 3 “Steam Charts”
This is one of the smallest tips that can have a massive affect on how well your ship preforms. Using the steam charts and seeing when the game has its peak player count can change if your ship gets noticed or not.
Go to Space Engineers Steam charts and see what time the most people are playing the game.
I would recommend posting 20-30 minutes before prime time.
Tip 4 “Steam Promotion”
Posting pictures about your ship onto steam is another useful tool to promote your ship. Its quite simple to do. Once you have your screenshots go to your profile and click screenshots
Than select upload screenshot
and finish it off by giving the screenshot a caption
This will post the screenshot to the community tab and hopefully giving your ship some more exposure.
Tip 5 “Thumbnail”
The first thing someone will see on the steam workshop is the thumbnail. Here is how you make your own thumbnail.
EDIT: Your thumbnail will not show up on the workshop if you already published your item. You must replace the thumbnail before you publish!
1: Use Pxlr photo editor, its 100% free and a website not a software
Create a new image and make sure its 16:9 ratio
I would recommend a lower resolution. Files cannot be bigger than 1mb to show on the steam workshop.
Once your finished export and make sure the file is smaller than 1mb and a PNG. Name the file “thumb” The finished file should look like “thumb.png”
Now you need to locate your Space engineers folder. Once you find your folder go into the folder blueprint, and local.
Find the blueprint you want your thumbnail on and replace it with the newly created thumbnail
Here we come to an end for Space Engineers How to Promote Your Designs Tips hope you enjoy it. If you think we forget something to include or we should make an update to the post let us know via comment, and we will fix it asap! Thanks and have a great day!
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