That sounds menacing but I promise it’s not.
Basically, I don’t want this network to just be a page listing game developers. I want it to be more useful than that. I want it to actively continue to help developers in new ways. I want this network to also encourage communication and connection within the Tumblr gamedev community.
So without further ado…some of the ideas I’ve been throwing around in my head!
A Playtesters Page
In summary: A list of people who would be willing to playtest a game if a developer pops into their ask box and asks. This is helpful for people who need playtesters but don’t know where to look - this page will be the perfect resource for such a predicament.
The main network page is a cool, quick reference linking to dev blogs but it doesn’t really let you get to know the dev or what they do. Profile pages is the solution to that! It’ll be a brief little “about me” for anyone who cares to be added to it. And, of course, the profile link will be added in their little link square on the main page.
Speaks for itself, really.
This is more of a fun, social thing than a helpful resource. Sometimes reaching out to another developer one on one is intimidating and you feel like you’re being annoying - all of that. So these will be like internet cocktail parties for game developers. I’m not sure how these are going to work or when one will be but it’s just an idea I’ve been mulling over~
Directory of Stable Games
It’ll be like a kind of portal of stable games that are ready to play. Free or premium - all are welcome and will be added!
Now, again: These are just ideas! Nothing is in the works as of yet but this is what I’ve been throwing around and figuring out how to make work.
Just a head’s up and all that~
!!! All of these are brilliant ideas, especially the playtester resource - it can be difficult finding folk to do playtests, and that seems like a brilliant way to counter that. And it means there’s another interaction/conversation between developers & potential players on Tumblr!