The idea is that the public (who have registered an account - in order to log ip's etc.) will be able to vote on a game from 1-10, perhaps recommend them to friends etc.
It'll work like this:
**Users will submit a game that they think belongs on in the top 10 of that category. (say someone suggests JonnyRPG under the RPG bit..)
**Moderators will then accept this game to the site, and the rating for it will commence!
**The games will be rated against eachother, and the ones with the highest amount of points (+ reviews, maybe), will be the top.
I might also have a 'MY BEST GAME' choice, where each user has one "token" that they can assign to just one game. The game with the most of those will also have a higher rating.
There will be top10's per category (I'll think about how to work-around hybrid games..) and there will be an overall 'top 10 click games ever' list too.
The site will be EXTREMEMLY user-orientated, where people can assign themselves as part of, and manage click groups. So I will have the SilverNova group, for example, and I can assign the members of 'Nova to it, and so on.
More features are sort of floating around in my head at the moment which I will add as I go along But it will be not too dissimilar from how some of the stuff from facebook.com works, by means of some of its useability and features.
edit: So really, each game will be judged on popularity AND how good it was... 80% of the time, a popular game IS really a good game.. so that shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Are you gonna have a download section or are you just gonna have the reviews link to the games in some way?
They hybrid question could be solved in the way I explaind to you on msn by having all categories and special featureas available in crossboxes and letting people cross the things that exists in their game. This could be things like all the genres, online capabilities, more than one player, and maybe perspective. That way you could make very specific top 10 lists, which is what I would want to see, very easy like: top 10 action platformers, top 10 online puzzlers or top 10 topdown shooters etc just by sorting them based on those keywords crossed.
The only thing you'll really have to worry about is if you are going to allow for instance a platformer puzzlers game into the top 10 platformer list and so on.
Originally Posted by CsaR Are you gonna have a download section or are you just gonna have the reviews link to the games in some way?
I don't think we'll have a downloads section ... we'll have people use TDC still, for that We might have a reviews section though, which will have more detail and enhance the popularity of each game (slightly) per review on it.