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Posting Your Games, But No Ones Playing?

A topic by Kymarai created Jun 22, 2016 Views: 537 Replies: 6
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As I noticed, not from my own games, but from my own actions... I believe most of us just went ahead and posted our games and said "Yay I did it, my games is now seen by many." but then you realize you don't have much views or downloads on any of the games you posted? We only took the time to post the games, and not appreciate others. This was my case... I never really went out of my way to actually play any of your games (except like 2) so it would be terribly hypocrytical to say "Play my games please?" and do nothing in return.

The reason I'm bringing this up is because I'm assuming (probably wrong, just me) that most of us isn't very happy with their results and just would like people to actually take a gander at it. I put a lot of effort into my BOYD game, (you can check the huge block of text I added), and I'm sure you did too.

Now, WHAT I'M ASKING HERE OFFICIALLY IS... I would like people from this game jam to COMMENT below if they would like to be a "Game Tester" for this game jam, and play at least 20%-40% of the games posted at the END of the jam. So yes, if theres 100 games. I'm asking you to play 20-40 of them. I'm hoping I can get at least 4-6 testers so we can equally distribute every game on here. The goal of being a game tester is: Rate the game, Comment to encourage, and just playtest the game period.

If no one joins me on this crusade... Then I apologize in advance.


I looked at several games in the jam, actually, including a couple of yours. But looking at them is one thing; downloading and playing them, quite another. My patience isn't what it used to be, especially in the middle of making an unrelated game that's sucking away all my attention. And most games in the jam simply won't be relevant to my interests! It's frustrating for me too, getting just a few visits and not even a download, but that's just how things are these days.

Sorry, and please don't be discouraged. Your audience is out there somewhere.


Thank you so very much for your effort! I understand where you guys are coming from, but... I assumed the BOYD idea was to show and tell your game you know? I have a collection that I have yet to play, and I'd apologize to those whose games aren't in it. Unfortunately I decided to choose the games that were most appealing to me.

I'll try to catch as much as I can after the jam is over.


I've been playing games but mostly IF because that's how I came to the jam

Kymarai - I wanted to ping this thread, because I will actually be Twitch streaming the games, which I hope will cheer you up a bit. I especially wanted to let you know, because you submitted a lot of games and I couldn't find your twitter account to notify you.

There's another thread detailing the playlist order, but know that I'll start today (Friday 6/24) at 4pm Central Time


I appreciate your idea and admit that I too had a similar attitude. Not that I was expecting tons of attention or anything- I mean these are my failed projects after all. It is fun to dust them off and display them, but I agree that if we wanna get some love, we should be more than willing to give a little too.

I will try to play 40-60% of them and add feedback as well. I think that is a fair sentiment. I do apologize for posting so many too! I have a lot of unfinished, shelved projects, and I never saw the right opportunity to share those until this game jam so I took advantage.


I'm still getting around to them. In browser ones first, then some of the others. Just been very very busy!