Hello, i have a bit of a problem and that's that I don't know how to promote my game or maybe I'm doing it wrong. I listened to some threads and forums and concluded that the best site to post my game was Reddit, I have a couple of posts there and my best one broke 10 upvotes (I know crazy), here is the post for those of you who want to analyze: https://www.reddit.com/r/playtesters/comments/ygdpjj/looking_for_playtesters_for...
And from Reddit, I got an astonishing 40 views and 3 downloads over the course of almost 100 days. Maybe its my site: https://gernermale.itch.io/corrupted-within
I read over and over about how to promote my game but to no avail. I read some other posts and they said i should contact a YouTuber or a twitch streamer. I contacted 10+ YouTubers and a few streamers that might be interested in my game, but that was 2 months ago and not gonna lie i don't think they are ever gonna answer back. Maybe its the fact that this is a tower defence game? is it a dying or a dead genre of games? i enjoy them very much but if people don't play them what can i do? Should i pack my bags and call this a loss or do something different? Also my game has 140 views and 10 downloads
Also some info about me, I'm a high schooler and i have 0 budget. So if you recommend me to pay something, i can't because i don't have a credit card.