Category Archives: Chariots

Blogs relating in some fashion to our ancient Roman history racing game, Chariots. A family friendly game with a Christian foundation.

Cool Chariots game gear!

Tons of new stuff available to fans on our new Zazzle store! The usual t-shirts, buttons and stickers can be found, plus a variety of unusual items as well, such as skateboards, coffee mugs, beer steins, and neck ties. There is even a pair of Chariots specific Keds brand shoes! http://www.zazzle.com/tinyzoo* Get your game gear! Sure to be something to please everyone! All purchases from the tinyzoo* store go to benefit our volunteer game development team. Thank you for your support!

HBTZ converts company to LLC

On September 11, 2009 Heaven’s Blessings Tiny Zoo converted the business structure from sole proprietor to LLC. This is yet another step in taking action to build a larger stronger team, and preparing for bigger things to come in the near future. This conversion to LLC was made for legal purposes, and has no effect on the actual work that we are doing at Heaven’s Blessings Tiny Zoo, which is making great family friendly games for Christ! Thank you for your support.

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Laurene Wells is the owner of Heaven’s Blessings Tiny Zoo and the Producer of both Chariots and Visions. To learn more about her company and the games they make please visit the website www.tinyzoo.com

Chariots Special Edition up for auction!

Chariots collector item!

CGDC Special Edition CD.

From numbered lot, signed by the Producer. Get it today!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110428451970

GameStreamer lists Chariots in their flagship store!

And Chariots is now live in the GameStreamer store!  Check it out!

http://games.gamestreamer.net/games/chariots

GameStreamer is a digital distribution store that just launched this month, and we’re in it!  The layout is very pretty. Looks great!

-Laurene

Social Marketing

One of the topics at CGDC (the Christian Game Developers Conference) this year was on social marketing. Seth Crofton taught us about using social networking to maximize our marketing opportunities for distributing our Christian and family friendly games. He has identified dozens of marketing opportunities in the social network. Some that I am already using are facebook, twitter, myspace, shoutlife, youtube, tangle, community forums, ning, homeschoolblogger, and of course wordpress. Chariots and Visions each have their own pages on Facebook, Chariots and Visions each have their own websites, and they share a community forum on our website. Visions has a ning page too.

There are some nice tools that help us integrate some of these tools too so that they are connected to each other, to improve our effectiveness at reaching our audience. For example, this blog post is being sent via email using a special plugin that is available to wordpress users. There are similar tools for other social networking sites as well. I hope to get some of these other tools implemented as well, so my twitter and facebook can be updated every time I post a blog!

One of the advantages of using social networking as a marketing tool is that it gives us as developers direct access to our customers. We don’t have to go through a 3rd party to rely on sterile reports and charts and diagrams. Our customers can talk directly to us through comments and feedback in a more personal way than ever before. Websites are still the front page for people to find us, but social networking will keep us connected and build relationships. We can make the Christian games, and the family friendly games, but if people don’t know about us, how can they buy our games? Social networking is one method to get the word out that we have exciting new games to play!

http://www.tinyzoo.com

Chariots won an Award! (May 15, 2009)

Reposting this from my old blog.

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I just got this notification in email this morning! (May 15)
Check it out!

Congratulations,

Chariots, one of your products, has been added to Softpedia’s database of games and gaming tools. It is featured with a description text, screenshots, download links and technical details on this page:
http://games.softpedia.com/get/Games-Demo/Chariots.shtml

The description text was created by our editors, using sources such as text from your product’s homepage, the PAD file (if available) and the editor’s own opinions.

“Chariots” has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components. We are impressed with the quality of your product and encourage you to keep these high standards in the future.

To assure our visitors that Chariots is clean, we have granted it with the “100% CLEAN” Softpedia award. To let your users know about this certification, you may display this award on your website, on boxes or inside your product.

Softpedia 100% clean award

More information about your product’s certification and the award is available on this page:
http://games.softpedia.com/progClean/Chariots-Clean-37803.html

This means we can put the award on our box and on our website. 🙂
Thought you might like to know we passed the Softpedia test!

God bless you,
-Laurene