mardi 19 septembre 2023

The Filter Shop - Filters with values

Filters can have values, how much, from 0 to 100, they apply to this entity. They can also be related to each others. Thus, the filters for an entity can describe quite well the quality of this last.

Here is a sample of filters (will be completed in time):

Game related:

Cheating Ads: when the advertisement for this game shows something totally different.

Insulting Ads: ads that takes you for an idiot like "Only person with an IQ of 140 can finish that", or a video of someone playing voluntarily very badly just so you install the game to do better.

 Improper Ads: ads that use sexual innuendos or similar. One game in particular very often inundates Youtube videos with such ads, reporting them does nothing.

Misleading Ads: this are games you get within the game, where they find hidden ways to open the ads store: a fake close button, a super-mini close button where everything else open the shop, a "Play" button, a mini-game within the ads (note that we are rather in support of such ads, it's nice to give an integrated demo) that continue with a fake level that open the shop.

The Filter Shop - breaking the existing rules

 The Filter Shop is mostly 2 things:

- a place to filter out the good from the bad :), and the filters can be good or bad, and will by default be in front of anything if they apply. So a game with many ads will get a "Too Many Ads" filter at the top. And the filter will explain what it means and what we suggest to fix it or to break it if it's a good one, in case you want to go to the dark side... I heard they have cookies.

- a place to push in the spotlight the less popular game and from the smallest team (all included, so no solo dev with a past in the game industry backed-up by a big publisher).

So the initial idea is to highlight one game each week when (if?) the filter shop is popular enough, eventually each day if it is super-popular. But right now it's unknown, so I don't want to highlight a game only for one week. But that's ok, as we already use a counter for finding the games to highlight. So the idea is to show a game a certain number of time, then go to the next.