> Don't do it, it's unethical and disrespectful to your customers. Contact real reviewers and let them do a honest review.
I mean the whole notion of paying for a review is idiotic, because how can you trust the opinion of the reviewer to not be biased when they are paid for it from the app developer??
It just seems like marketing is so crucial (no matter how awesome your game is, if nobody knows about it... ) and a lot of guides from other successful indie devs mention how they spend $1,000 minimum on marketing their games.
I never actually tried to market something, but marketing is a pretty complex thing, I think if really you have to make marketing for your games (which maybe you doesn't, maybe just finding let's players or reviewer to test your game freely can be enough sometimes), just find someone who can really do it for you, don't be fooled by spammers.
If you want to propose your game to let's players, just ask them, the most you should do would be give them free access to the game at most IMO
The $1000 things feels really weird, like, seriously, I think only people whom actually made a decent amount of money will spend that much in this, not someone that doesn't make money from anything.I could be wrong though.