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    Bronze Coolness Achieved!

    Posted by
    April 27th, 2012 10:49 am

    My hats really go off to the people who are able to play and test 100 games.

    I’m sure there are lots of folks that are trying to rate quickly, but as for me, I put a lot of effort into my game and I want everyone to take a few minutes with my game, so I’m putting a lot of time into everyone else’s games. 10 – 20 minutes each.

    Rating 50 games was more challenging than making a game in 48 hours. It takes a lot of mental stamina to break down a game and critique it 100 times over. The first 25 were pretty easy, but after that each game seems to be a slug-fest to my brain.

    Hats off to Gold Coolness.

    4 Responses to “Bronze Coolness Achieved!”

    1. AlwaysGeeky says:

      Yeah know what you mean… it does take a while. Usually for me I put in as much effort playing a game as is directly proportional to how much effort was put into making the game. Good quality games that are deep and rewarding I play for longer.

      I actually just played your game recently, :) and I really liked it!

    2. R3ason says:

      So true, I am literally wiped out from all of the entries I’ve played / rated! I definitely try and get to the end of all the games I rate. Granted, this is easier to do on the games that are done really well!

    3. Canard Sauvage says:

      Totally true, I played every evening since the compo and have only finished to rate like 40 games, :)

    4. Milo says:

      I’ve been playing a few games every day – I’m up to 25 or so. I figure if I keep doing 3 or 4 a night, I’ll get to 100 (don’t check the math on that though. I don’t think it works).

      I definitely think the new rating system is good motivation though. Ordinarily, it gets a little tedious to do your best to fully appreciate each game when so many didn’t really work out and the only reward is discovering a few very good games. I do like getting feedback on the game and having other people play it, and it seems like a fair way to do it (although it’s worrying that if you only rate 1 game, you might only get 2 ratings – so if 1 person decides to give you a “3″ instead of a “4″, you might drop 150 places in the competition)

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