How to make people try your thesis game?

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mutantleg 101 Apr 10, 2010 at 20:25

Hi all,

For the evaluation of my thesis, I need people to test the game i made for it and tell me their opinions, but i have a hard time finding any respondents whatsoever.
Any ideas on how to attract more people? (Is anyone here had similar problems?)

The thesis itself is about environmental effects’ contribution to gameplay.
If anyone feels like helping, please download the game and fill in the short survey (10 questions and most of them are optional)

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Download link:

http://www.multiupload.com/17D4O0A79K

Survey link:

http://surveys.polldaddy.com/s/C7852DDBE0E5A5AD/

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necroside 101 Apr 10, 2010 at 23:31

Start a thread in devmaster.net… :P
Just kidding but you should use mail bombradment, with your friends and ask them to send it to their contacts, also you should try post it in different Game development and Gamer forums, and why not use social networks (facebook, myspace, hi5 and stuff). I’ve had the same problem but my thesis wasn’t a game so I attrack people from the target audience by using mail bombardment (no spam) and using social networks.

Hope this helps…
Forgive my bad english

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Sol_HSA 119 Apr 11, 2010 at 08:46

And as for devmaster, the ‘image of the day’ probably attracts more response. You can try the same at gamedev.net.

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mutantleg 101 Apr 12, 2010 at 02:49

Ok, i submitted it for the image of the day thing, it said i’m the only one in the queue so it might just work (thanks for the tip btw)

If that doesn’t work i guess i need to start terrorising people individually about this at the university.. or something like that

I don’t really have a social network, and i’m kind of late to work on that now, but thanks for the tip anyway

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Sol_HSA 119 Apr 12, 2010 at 05:56

@mutantleg

I don’t really have a social network, and i’m kind of late to work on that now, but thanks for the tip anyway

It’s never too late to work on your social network =)

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mutantleg 101 Apr 14, 2010 at 18:05

Well, so far i got about 11 survey responses and the minimum needed is 15

I don’t know what to do, the picture of the day got many views, i also made a thread on many other forums, but people just don’t seem to want to fill the survey.

Is it the evaluation process too hard? Or people just hate surveys with a passion?

Im not sure what am i doing wrong.

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fireside 141 Apr 14, 2010 at 19:49

I filled out his survey. How about 4 other people filling it out for him? It’s not too hard.

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mutantleg 101 Apr 14, 2010 at 22:06

@fireside

I filled out his survey. How about 4 other people filling it out for him? It’s not too hard.

Thanks!

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Nerd_Skywalker 101 Apr 14, 2010 at 22:38

I did too, how many do you need?

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mutantleg 101 Apr 14, 2010 at 23:04

@Nerd_Skywalker

I did too, how many do you need?

Just two more and im good.

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Kenneth_Gorking 101 Apr 15, 2010 at 09:31

The questions in the survey suggests that there is more than one level, but there only seem to be one in the download. Am I missing something?

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mutantleg 101 Apr 15, 2010 at 11:15

@Kenneth Gorking

The questions in the survey suggests that there is more than one level, but there only seem to be one in the download. Am I missing something?

Well, they look very similar, maybe that confused you?

Btw i finally reached the minimum, so thanks for the help everyone!

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Kenneth_Gorking 101 Apr 15, 2010 at 11:50

Well, there were some questions about water, and walking on clouds, which I did not encounter

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Nerd_Skywalker 101 Apr 15, 2010 at 16:19

There are two sections, one with effects, and one without. Click on the different pictures to choose.