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Gamer survey: Will u share ur score in FB?

01-31-2012, 07:51 PM
#1
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Gamer survey: Will u share ur score in FB?

I saw many iphone games has the FB sharing feature once the gamer completed a level. But what wonder me is, how often u share ur them?

Well, me? Hardly I would say.
Guys, hope to receive more comment from u guys since I am planning to delivery the next best game to the community


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01-31-2012, 08:09 PM
#2
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You could probably sucker me into doing it once if there were an achievement attached to it. But if I get asked everytime I play the game, I'd probably just delete it off my device. It's bad enough that every website I visit has Facebook/Twitter icons plastered all over the place (which is fine, since I'm not paying to use any of them). But if I pay for a game that's constantly begging me to spam people, I would probably just make a mental note to never purchase from that developer again.

01-31-2012, 09:14 PM
#3
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I don't share them at all. I found it pointless telling people who don't play the game that I got an achievement in it. In the same way, I see someone posting every little achievement for a game it doesn't really make me want to get it, it just mostly looks like spam on the news feed.
02-01-2012, 01:15 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravenblack View Post
I don't share them at all. I found it pointless telling people who don't play the game that I got an achievement in it. In the same way, I see someone posting every little achievement for a game it doesn't really make me want to get it, it just mostly looks like spam on the news feed.
Thanks Ravenblack & Dazarath,

Reason why we (developer) would like to put in fb share feature, is hoping to get more eyeball from the public
I am also studying how to make people feel comfortable to share (in win-win situation)
02-01-2012, 01:48 AM
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I don't share at all unless there's some kind of a catch

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02-01-2012, 01:57 AM
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To be perfectly honest, you're not really asking your target demographic by coming to this website.

Most of us here are more-advanced-than-average users that (for the most part) know the ways of the App Store and have a certain community here. I doubt many of us would share scores on Facebook or Twitter unless there was a catch - see Crazy Hedgy giving more gems at the end of a stage.

The more Facebook-oriented users wouldn't really visit this website as much, and they're the ones that are likely to share their scores. Coincidentally, their friends are also more likely to download a game their friends are playing.

To appease us here, don't make the "share" feature too prominent or necessary - add a little icon on the "your score" screen, but don't make a pop-up every time the screen appears. Pretty sure that way everybody will be happy.

(won't hurt to add a gimmick to sharing too. I mentioned Crazy Hedgy, but personally I thought their implementation was a bit over the top, even though there was a significant reward associated)



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02-01-2012, 02:15 AM
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Never

Can't stand it when I see stupid posts about people's scores on Facebook. It was even worse before when you had idiots addicted to FarmVille so you used to get updates from 'friends' on that

I never put in my Facebook or twitter details into any game

Companies are just using you for spamming. Not good

Last edited by psj3809; 02-01-2012 at 02:18 AM.
02-01-2012, 03:06 AM
#8
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I don't share my game achievements on Facebook, because nobody cares, and iOS saturation amongst my Facebook friends isn't deep enough to make it worthwhile.

I'll bend over backwards to support devs I'm a fan of. I love gifting apps. I'm big on word of mouth, Facebook liking & sharing, etc.

I don't do achievement sharing because I don't like seeing others do so. Zynga spam almost killed Facebook for me. Gotta minimize my hypocrisy.

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02-01-2012, 08:08 AM
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K folks, i would like to giv a big thank you to u all!
For sharing such a sincere feedback.

I would not prompt for enforced sharing. Mayb just a small Fb sharing sit at the corner
As a developer, we do need Your support, either financially or building reputation

Money and fame, I would chose fame for my next game.
I am here not to beg for a 'like' or 'follow'

Instead, I am hoping u guy can stick with me, continue give me comment on Wht I am going to put into my game.

I still believe to stand still in the competitive market, fun sharing is the key to success!
02-01-2012, 08:36 AM
#10
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I feel Facebook is getting a bit 'old' for some of us, i think twitter nowadays is great for following the development of a game and getting news/screenshots etc. I follow quite a few different iOS companies on twitter