As the Compo seems to be getting increasingly more attention and entries, the voting process is getting longer and more difficult to manage.
How are you supposed to vote, or which game are you supposed to vote? Usually, with this amount of games you’d look for screenshots or names that catch your attention. But not everyone has decent graphics or is creative when giving his baby a name, that doesn’t make their games any less play-worthy.
We were briefly discussing this on irc, and i came up with the idea of batch-voting for the entries, in a similar fashion as the theme votes are being made. Every hour a list gets accumulated by games that 1. have not been voted for by you yet, 2. a good amount of games which didn’t receive that much attention 3. a number of games taken randomly from the remaining.
you will only be able to vote games from within that batch(this is only true for the voting list you can request, so you still can vote others when following direct links to the submission page), and to get the next batch you’ll have to wait for the refresh.
This will also ensure that people will be able to spend more than a minute playing your game, before throw it out of the window just to quickly get their hands on the next, because they have to wait anyways, they might just aswell spend it playing your game.
If you’re a diligent voter, you could *unlock* a view-all- entry list when voted 25% of the entries.
This is just a quick idea to get more fairness in the voting progress of such a huge submission pool.
You guys have any other ideas or suggestions?