Thanks for the feedback!
When I click the whats new in 3.2.1 link it takes the viewer to the forum where alot of technical info is. To some this is great but to the average joe (who may never have come across AGS) this may seem a little confusing. Could there not just be a list of the upgrades or limitations of the version.
Possibly, but I'm not sure that someone who's never come across AGS would be interested in what's new in the latest version -- surely they'd be more interested in the general features of the program. We could do this, but it'd be just one more thing to keep up to date.
* Dont know where to post this bit but is someone gonna get rid of A Niggas Revenge 2 ?its broken, offensive and on the first page on the list of games. An outsider who happens to be Afro American could well cause bad press here.
Looks like that wasn't even a game and was just some offensive spam, so I've deleted it.
** There is no add your game link on the games page will this be implemented (or did I miss a memo somewhere)
Good point, it needs a link adding to that.
It might be a good idea to open the "Coming Soon" and "Hints and Tips" links in a new window/tab since they navigate away from the main page.
That might be a good idea -- but we'd probably then get some people complaining about all the popup windows the site was opening as you browse around, so I'm not sure at the moment.
it's simply confusing to have two completely different ways to list games. If you start by "browsing" (which is really searching), you may never realize that the A-Z list offers completely different features. Ideally the two list styles should be unified, so that the A-Z list appears the same as a universal search of the database, and all the features of both versions are available however you've generated the list of results.
Thinking about it now, that's a great idea and would make more sense.
However, it's certainly not something to hold up the release for -- might be neat to do that later on as a follow-up feature.
On the Picks of the Month page, 'Ben304' appears where I'm assuming it should say 'April 2012'.
good spot, that was just a mistake with the latest pick (nothing to do with the new site) but I've corrected it.
The text is obviosuly set to wrap underneath the image, but there isn't enough text to make it look like wrapping. It just looks weird, a random couple of words just hanging there. Maybe the text could be cut off earlier so that it's guaranteed to tail off before it gets to the bottom of the image. Further still, I wonder if you could set it so that the mini-description given in this showcase box automatically ignores any breaks between paragraphs that occur in the main game description. So that the 'Although the...' would automatically be told to follow the full stop after 'nanobots'. If you get what I mean? :-)
thanks, I'll take a look at this!
I'm a bit of a stickler, but this image...
...has 3 screenshots. 2 screenshots are of the same game. Shouldn't all 3 either be of different games or the same game?
Maybe showcasing a commercial AGS game, a freeware AGS game and a non-adventure would work.
I don't really see the big deal here -- nobody's really going to be inspecting that image in detail, and newcomers to AGS may not recognise any of the games anyway. Still, if someone wants to do a replacement image then we can always swap it out.
1. Is there a way to not show games with broken images on the front page? It kinda ruins the look.
unfortunately at the moment there's no tracking of whether the screenshot image URL is valid or not -- this would be neat to add at some point.
2. When you click on a developer to see other games from him/her, there is no separation between games which the developer is the author of, and games in which he/she contributed to. If no separation, I'd at least put the author's games first. Also I think that the highly rated games should be put first, so that at a quick glance I'd be able to get a taste of that dev's best work.
Nice ideas, would be good to do at some point.
3. The dev team comments are colored in red. Maybe a different choice of color? The red makes it look like an error.
Yeah it does look a bit harsh. I'll take a look at it.
There's a character encoding problem here:
Hmm yeah that seems to affect the current site too ... I think the database got restored at some point and the character set was set wrong, so now half of the data is in UTF8 and half of it is in ASCII... to make matters worse it looks like the current website has been saving some strings back to the DB in HTML Entity format. I need to sit down and clean this up at some point.