*rant on* I have a bit of a thing for a good web game. Right now, Urban Dead is really rocking my world, but I’ve tried a fair-few of the more well known ones in my time. I like the short 5 minute distraction they can be, the multiplayeryness of them and the (sometimes) elegant design. But one thing constantly annoys me about them. What I hear you ask? Well, a complete lack of info on what the bloody hell the game is and how it works! For example, I followed a link to Evolution 5 and am instantly presented with a completely uninspiring page. Clicking on the Evolution Guide link doesn’t give you anything else to go on either, launching straight into discussion of menus and whatnot.
How hard would it be to place three or four sentences at the top of the page describing the game? It’s an incredibly basic thing to do but MOST web games fail to do it. And how about a screenshot! I know, revolutionary idea here! Sure, your game might be all text but I’d like to see how it looks and if it’s likely to fit my particular tastes (I like web games with maps, like Urban Dead. Just a personal thing).
Maybe I’m missing something. Maybe people don’t want new customers? But please, if you’re in any way involved in these games, look at your web site with fresh eyes and help us become interested! *rant off*