Massive YYG News Update

Here are few juicy ‘secret’ details on YoYo Games’ site updates that I have put together after exploring the beta site release.

The first stop on today’s tour is the official YoYo Games banners (meant to be used on your websites, forum signatures etc.)


Others: [Mini 1] [Mini 2] [Mini 3]

The next stop is a little more interactive.. here is an example of the new YoYo Games forum. It’s not exactly in shape yet and the GMC will still remain open for the time being. The forum lacks many features (has much less functionality than the current GMC) and has some other minor issues.

Click here to test the new forum out


Those interested in YoYo Games’ website terms of use policy can find it here.

Many parts of the site feature an embed code allowing you to embed user profiles, game submissions into a website. See here for example.

Here is an example of a review, as you can see it is possible to rate the game in many aspects (eg graphics, sound, gameplay, etc) , instead of a simple “7/10” type post that is common to GMC topics.

 

You might also be pleased to know that the new site has a Feedback and Contact Us link (may be directed to a help-desk type system), so hopefully there will be a better communication flow and an easy way of getting the answers you need from staff who can actually answer your question.

 

Some other notes of interest:

– Members cannot rate or review their own games, sorry 😛
– Members have the ability to edit such things as reviews after posting them and delete their game submissions etc.
– If you an encounter an error on the site (ie a real one, not a ‘you forgot to enter your username’ error), it will automatically be sent to the guys who run the site so it can be fixed ASAP
– Members can add and remove other members as friends, similar to myspace or You Tube
– A full Wiki system has been integrated into the Website
– A scrolling “carousel” has been implemented to allow scrolling through items such as a member’s game submissions
– For some odd reason ratings our out of 6, not 5 (not possible to give middle rating)
– Comments are limited to 500 characters across the site

Well thats probably enough info to take in for one day. Contribute your 2 cents on how you think the site is coming along.

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15 Responses

  1. I think 500 characters is lame, and too much space is devoted to the avatars, side bars, and member info in posts. Everything else looks great!

  2. Yeah 500 is a bit small for those really long and useful comments. This sounds like it’s really restrictive.

  3. Its private beta for a reason. I’m pretty sure you shouldn’t be posting the links here.

  4. FYI, I’ve sent an email to Sandy, i’ll let him sort it out.

  5. Then you should know that all of the screenshots and information above were obtained/created from a public resource, in the public domain that is viewable by the public… you just have to know where to look 😛

    Btw what are you doing up so late?

  6. Ahh it is looking interesting. Not shure if i like it or not

  7. 500 CHARACTERS!!! Why are they restricting us?

  8. I can’t say that there is anything benificial about restricting comment length to 500 characters (which I find lame), besides the fact that it would provide convinience for server storage space to be conserved with a low size limit on comments, although this may not be true as I really don’t know how servers work at all…

  9. I think the 500 character limit is probably an attempt to stop spam and excessively long comments filled with nothing but rubbish. Comments are intended to be for a short summary of your oppinions/thoughts, like the comments on this blog… you’re not expected to write an essay. I do not believe they will limit the forum posts like this however, or at least I hope not, that is meant for discussion and sometimes lengthy discussion at that.

  10. …. they sure have to do a lot about that forum before they change the GMC to read-only mode….

  11. the Glog (http://www.playsnack.com/) has new information concerning the release of a new EULA and about the beta site today.

    direct link:
    http://playsnack.com/2007/04/17/nearly-there/

  12. The GMC will stay around for a while. The YYG forum is mainly meant for “Gamers” and “Developers” to communicate, and the GMC will remain as a “Developers Corner”.

  13. I don’t like the 500 characters limit either, but it’s fine as long as reviews can be longer than 500 characters. Maybe the limit should be set a little higher.

  14. Comments don’t need to be long hence the limit. Reviews don’t have a 500 character limit.

  15. Hola faretaste
    mekodinosad

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