Homebrew for multiple platforms - Do I need a new thread for each platform?

Homebrew for multiple platforms - Do I need a new thread for each platform?

Dec 6, 2018
I have been working on a homebrew project that I would like to release for multiple platforms like: Wii, Gamecube, 3DS, PSP, Playstation 2, Linux, and maybe more. Each platform might have it's own group of people not looking in the other sections and I could of course open a thread for each of them....but they would all be about the same thing. I am creating a remake of an old PC platform game based on the Jazz Jackrabbit 2 engine and hope it will be good enough for others to use my engine for other things on multiple platforms.

Since this is a general question I won't go into more detail but I do have two threads about it already in the WII and PSP section but thought I should ask what is the common thing to do in this case.

» 3 Answers

  • Ryccardo
    Dec 6, 2018
    If I were you, I would definitely post it on every appropriate console's forum - maybe only a couple every day (avoids getting you seen as an attention seeker, while also keeping the name around for longer) :)

    What's clear is that there is no universally right or wrong way!
  • AmandaRose
    Dec 6, 2018
    Yes post it in each forum it is available for. You should do this because some people only visit certain forums. Like myself I have not used the wii forum in years and haven't once been to the psp forum so I may then have missed your work.
  • Archerite
    Dec 7, 2018
    Thank you both for answering my question if I could I would accept both your answers..which seems not possible from android btw...will do that when I am behind a PC later.

    @Ryccardo : I already thought it might be best to post into the specific console forums, but worried it might look like 'wanting attention' as you put it. In a way I do maybe to just share what I am working on though ;)

    @AmandaRose : I am glad you confirmed what I suspected about people only visiting their console specific forum.

    I will only start a thread if the port is being worked on...so I added the 3DS since that is almost ready.