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Juzek
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How long is an appropriate time to wait for a publisher to get back to you? Considering they are a big name, promised to respond to everyone, and are in the middle of a global pandemic?

I just want to know if they have looked at it

Jay103
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Depends what you sent (Email?

Depends what you sent (Email? Letter? Physical game?) and whether or not this was your first contact with them..

questccg
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Some guidelines

Juzek wrote:
How long is an appropriate time to wait for a publisher to get back to you?

If you have not contacted them before (as in this is your first contact), 1 Month is reasonable.

If they asked you to submit a prototype (as in the already liked your game idea), that's 3 to 6 months.

Juzek wrote:
Considering they are a big name, promised to respond to everyone, and are in the middle of a global pandemic?

I don't know how COVID-19 will affect those estimates. Big name might take longer since they usually get more submissions than smaller publishers. For a 1st game, I would recommend a smaller publisher to help get your name out-there ... And then you can see what your options are for other games...

Juzek wrote:
I just want to know if they have looked at it

I guess from my earlier point, you've already gotten the okay to send a prototype??? If, no, well then you should be only pitching them a SELL SHEET... And wait to submit a prototype. Otherwise if they asked for a prototype... That could take a while.

Best of luck(?!) with your submission!

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I did not submit many games,

I did not submit many games, but one game that I submitted I had to wait more than 2 months. I before having any come back.

But now with the pandemic going on, I would say don't expect and answer before it is over.

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