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Old 11-12-2012, 04:58 AM
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Gamers who are not game developers but would like to be "part of" the game development process?

Anyone felt like that before??
Hoping to have talked to game developers when they are in the early stage of their game, contributing indirectly and eventually seeing the game become successful (hopefully).

Many indie developers are (at least from those that I know) trying to get more involved with engaging community at early stages of their project, but it's always challenging to find interested parties when you are so early in the project.

Have anyone done something like that?
or would like to do so?

What would be your consideration if you would want to contribute to indie game developers with their early stage project?

Would love to learn from you!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:31 AM
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Gamers who are not game developers but would like to be "part of" the game development process?

Anyone felt like that before??
Hoping to have talked to game developers when they are in the early stage of their game, contributing indirectly and eventually seeing the game become successful (hopefully).

Many indie developers are (at least from those that I know) trying to get more involved with engaging community at early stages of their project, but it's always challenging to find interested parties when you are so early in the project.

Have anyone done something like that?
or would like to do so?

What would be your consideration if you would want to contribute to indie game developers with their early stage project?

Would love to learn from you!
Silverous,

This is a good idea.

It is hard to find people who have interest in the game prior to be in alpha stage. Now i assume if the developers had the gamers as beta tests early on. then a lot of issues with game design would be addressed prior to the game release date.

The hardest or scariest part i can see for some gamers is Signing the NDA that developers need to build trust between both parties. Some people don't want to sign them.

I think its good for developers to spend time and talk to the gamers in the forums. It builds good character.

I started a contest for my first iOS Game "Night Whisper Lane", in which people had to create a death trap in the game that looked normal, but was deadly. The feedback I received was very welcoming and helpful. Many good ideas where posted.

The hardest thing for a developer would be getting feedback for the game, when there isn't much exposure for it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:10 AM
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The hardest or scariest part i can see for some gamers is Signing the NDA that developers need to build trust between both parties. Some people don't want to sign them.
That sounds very true. NDA do seems like a potential barrier to beta testers.

The challenge is trying to get attention on your "under development" game when you are unknown to the world. =/ I guess people need a reason to believe in the development, still gotta show them something first huh? Easier when the product have some flesh and meat? =0
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:00 PM
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That sounds very true. NDA do seems like a potential barrier to beta testers.

The challenge is trying to get attention on your "under development" game when you are unknown to the world. =/ I guess people need a reason to believe in the development, still gotta show them something first huh? Easier when the product have some flesh and meat? =0
The NDA is needed to protect the game.

To get attention its best to contact web sites prior to the game beta and have them get involved to. I tried that, but everyone just wanted to get the promo code for the final , not beta.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:04 AM
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The NDA is needed to protect the game.

To get attention its best to contact web sites prior to the game beta and have them get involved to. I tried that, but everyone just wanted to get the promo code for the final , not beta.
I tried that too, and like you said.. everyone is more interested in the final product, not the beta. =0

Anyway, are you working on your next title?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:18 AM
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I tried that too, and like you said.. everyone is more interested in the final product, not the beta. =0

Anyway, are you working on your next title?
Silverous, what game did you release>??

I was able to get a few quality beta testers who helped me out, only thing i wish is i started the beta 1 month earlier.

Currently I'm working on Scenario 2 for Night Whisper Lane. Basically a scenario is like a New chapter in the story of the game. A New start and End to the chapter.

From the start of the game i wanted to include the scenarios for FREE as a bonus for the fans who supported the game.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:54 AM
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The hardest or scariest part i can see for some gamers is Signing the NDA that developers need to build trust between both parties. Some people don't want to sign them.
Why do people find it hard (scary) to sign an NDA? I haven't had problem or secon thoughts signing various NDAs in the past.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:09 AM
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Why do people find it hard (scary) to sign an NDA? I haven't had problem or secon thoughts signing various NDAs in the past.
I wonder too. Personally I feel it might be more of a hassle for them or lack of motivation. Maybe you are just.... special. hahaha =p

You have been playtesting for developers?
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:02 AM
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I wonder too. Personally I feel it might be more of a hassle for them or lack of motivation. Maybe you are just.... special. hahaha =p

You have been playtesting for developers?
Yes, but I'm weird because I only play and test games with good graphics quality. A games graphics is my weakness.

But not much really...so far only about 5 games tested. I rather just play complete games
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:33 PM
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Yes, but I'm weird because I only play and test games with good graphics quality. A games graphics is my weakness.

But not much really...so far only about 5 games tested. I rather just play complete games
Graphics do help out games, they are the first things people See in the screenshots and videos.

I've played games with amazing graphics, but the gameplay wasn't always fun. How short we're the games you tested??

I spent a lot of hours working on the 3D renders of the game, the rooms looked amazing. Have you tried night whisper lane?? If not check out the promo contest we got running.
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