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Launching tomorrow... STOP the presses (and prepare for stop references)

01-29-2014, 04:33 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Posts: 5
Launching tomorrow... STOP the presses (and prepare for stop references)

Hey guys! We've got a new game coming out tomorrow called Stop that we'd love to get your thoughts on. It's basically Scattergories for mobile: You play against one other person and think up words in five categories that start with the same letter, and stop the clock before your opponent can win. We think the action is pretty heart-stopping.

The app is free, so we hope you'll stop by the app store tomorrow to download it! We'll post the download link in the thread once the app is in the store.

One last thing: If you have any ideas for categories, we'd be grateful if you'd share! We want a long list of categories, but we've been so busy developing that our brains stopped working...






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01-29-2014, 04:51 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,264
Like the sound of this, my daughter loves this type of thing so it's something I could play with her, only thing that sounds iffy is being able to stop the game without answering all categories, I think some people would just hit stop after filling in one word to stop the pop from getting anything, I've played enough multiplayer games to know a lot of people don't like losing.ve never played scattergories so dunno if that's a usual rule but if think people should at least have three or four answers filled in before being able to stop the game.

I will def try it with my little girl.

01-29-2014, 06:44 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 520
This looks really fun! Will definitely try it out!
01-30-2014, 04:48 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Posts: 5
cloudpuff you make a good point! So far we havent seen that, but we will keep an eye out for it. It seems there are two kinds of players - ones that scan the whole list first, then start writing, and ones that start at the top and work their way down. If you start at the top and work your way down, you seem to be more able to handle someone who decided to hit STOP quickly.

That being said - if you do hit stop without filling anything out, and the other person has no time to fill anything out either - no one wins the round (its a tie at 0-0) and you basically waste the round. If people are going to be doing that... they might as well not play right?

Lastly - that little trick would only work if you are the first player in a set. If you are the second player, then you have no idea how many words the first player put in, or how long they took to do it. First and second player change up on every round.

We are Fanatee, a dedicated group of gamers, who strive to deliver the best possible gaming experiences. Our current games are Letroca and Missing Link.
01-30-2014, 04:55 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
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Ahhhh, I thought each person played at the same time, but it's one person takes their turn and then the next takes theirs?

I'm the types who works from top down, which is obv the best type lol.
01-30-2014, 11:46 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Posts: 5
Yeah, simultaneous over mobile networks with a game that is as time sensitive as STOP is, has too many problems. One of the nice things about mobile is the "pick up, play, put down, come back later, play again" pattern. Its why apps like Words with Friends and Draw Something did so well.

But hey - no one has offered any additional category selections yet! We added "My Boss Is" late in the game because we thought it would be fun - but we want more input from you guys (and girls!)

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01-30-2014, 11:51 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2014
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Oh, and go check out the game! Moving this to the live games threads now. See you there!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stop-fun-categories-word-game/id687877464?mt=8

We are Fanatee, a dedicated group of gamers, who strive to deliver the best possible gaming experiences. Our current games are Letroca and Missing Link.