TripAdvisor-like for (indie)games?

Discussion in 'Indie Business' started by kglarsen, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. kglarsen

    kglarsen New Member

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    I'm a frequent user of http://www.tripadvisor.com/ . For those who don't know the site, it's a place where users can rate restaurants, hotels, attractions etc. That got me thinking - how about a site which lets the users rate the games that are posted on the site. This way you could avoid reading only few reviews by "professional" reviewers, but loads of reviews by the players themselves!
    Do you think such service could be a success?
     
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  3. Reactor

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    Most professional review sites (IGN, etc) now have player reviews and an average along side.
     
  4. danhezee

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    If you have a link in your game that goes directly to the review site, I could see it being a real success.

    Or, if you develop a simple api so users could rate the games without leaving the current screen, that would create a painless review system for the players. Which in turn would lead to more reviews.
     
  5. electronicStar

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    It would require good marketing/connexions because it won't work without users. It"s a bit of a chicken/egg situation.
    And there are already many indie-centric websites, it won't be easy.
     
  6. dishmoth

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    Something like this (GameJolt)?
     

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