That’s very true. The thing about today’s games is that no one really want to play them alone. That’s why board games are becoming very popular and POGO has had a resurgence thanks to its raid system which is getting people to meet each other and build a community around it. I brought up this very question Dec’16. How do we expand our community? Even if this game is awesome. It wont mean anything if we don’t have other players to play against. Smaller towns are more susceptible to this. Trading card games never make it off the ground floor because of this very thing. If they keep the price of the hardware the same. That will help.
I have been playing Niantic’s games from the very beginning. And all though not well executed their strategy is one companies should take note of. I think this game did take note but, as well executed it poorly. Release your game as you develop it. The first game you release still needs to have enough substance to it to keep the player base involved. I got board with this app after 5 min. They gave us very little story line to keep us engaged and curious enough to play the game to find out more. Lore is your friend! There is no reason for me to keep making time to play the game. They give us very little details on how all the systems they already have are going to work once the game is complete, which gives us less incentive to play. I mean why? What is it going to do for me? If i don’t know, I don’t care.
But the best part of making your game piece by piece is that you can get the feedback from your community and make THE game THEY want to play. Just like when your pitching your game to a big company, they can have a sticky pitching the game they want to make, as detailed as possible, to us.
This is the internet! We can make voting systems and the such. We can put our minds together and find ways to make things fair. Like a voting system where we vote only between two things at one time. Every one has a weight to their vote equal to their overall participation (from an algorithm we make). The loosing voters get a 2x bonus for their next vote. You can select to save your vote if you don’t care about the current thing being voted on to have more power for something you do care about.
With how fast things work on the internet and how many people you can have participating, we can modify the system until it works perfectly.
Now some might opt to do things thier way because they have a vision. Well, SHARE THAT VISION WITH US. We can throw ideas at you that fallow your vision and help you make it great.
BUT ALL THIS IS RELIANT ON THE COMPANY COMMUNICATING WITH US. I WANT WEEKLY UPDATES!