A request for some randomization

Posted by (twitter: @Gemberkoekje)
December 27th, 2011 4:31 am

Hey there, I’m hoping the makers of the Ludum Dare Website are reading this, if not and you happen to know them, please send them this way 😛

As I mentioned earlier, I haven’t been able to make last Ludum Dare, unfortunately. I do, however, like to look at the games.

At this point, it’s a little awkward. While I can understand, for caching/speed issues, that the game list pages are fixed, it’s somewhat unfortunate the game pages itself don’t come with any navigation.

What I would like is 3 seperate buttons or links: A forward and a back button, so one can speed through the different games a little more quickly, and a Random button which will present the user with a random game. I don’t even really care whether Jam games are standard included or not, but it would become so much easier to run around different games, trying to find the hidden gems before jurying is done.

For your Consideration,

Arie ‘Gemberkoekje’ Hofland.

3 Responses to “A request for some randomization”

  1. pillowdrift says:

    I agree completely. When on the page showing the Compo and Jam games looks the same it did from the end of the competition. If you were lucky enough to name your game in a way that put it onto the front page, you could enjoy lots of plays and reviews. (I’m not even sure what order it is in, some weird alphabetical order?). If your game happens to be on a page in the middle, it would take forever for anyone to find it.

    If it could just be randomized everytime you click on it, or at least have a random button, that would be great.

  2. Kelly Thomas says:

    I have found the ‘Rate Games’ – page in its current form to be perfect.

    The games I have rated at the top, the remainder of the 891 games sorted by number of ratings.

    If I want a random game I just scroll down a bit and click on an arbitrary link.

    If I want to view a game that need support I click near the top of the list.

    If I want to view a game that has some buzz I scroll further to the bottom.

    I feel like this gives me total control.

  3. JAH2488 says:

    I completely agree. I think it will help a lot with getting other games discovered.

    That being said, I wish there was a way to easily filter games by platform type.

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