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Q: MyAdventureGame - What do you think of our new Alpha site? (Overall, #1) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: MyAdventureGame - What do you think of our new Alpha site? (Overall, #1)
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: myadventuregame-ga
List Price: $3.50
Posted: 06 Nov 2003 21:29 PST
Expires: 06 Dec 2003 21:29 PST
Question ID: 273454
Greetings Researchers & Readers:

_About These Questions_
It has been far too long since we've posted on this wonderful service!
We've got a new series of questions related to the newest version
(4.0) of our web site, and really hope you guys can help us out. 
Hopefully these questions/tasks will be fun!  Oh, and no fair
answering identical questions ? feel free to answer different, but not
the same!

_About The Project _ is a website dedicated to playing, creating, and
sharing Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style games. The people behind (us) created the site as a hobby and to have a fun
learning experience. Because of this, we have no real budget or
anything like that, which is directly reflected in the questions'
$-to-time ratios. But, we hope to make up it for fun.  The current
live website has some more information if you're interested.

_About The New Version _
Being never satisfied, we've decided to complete redo the entire
website - from giving it a slightly cleaner interface to using an
industrial strength 3-tier ASP.NET web application (in our humble
opinion).  Currently, we're in the Alpha stages, which we define as
having enough functionality to determine if the design/interface will
work.  Expect broken links and errors, but don't worry about reporting
them unless we specifically request in the Question.
_And Finally, The Questions_
Home Page
What do you think of the home page (same on Current & Alpha) design?
What mood/feelings does it invoke? What message does it convey? How is
the organization?

Secondary Pages - Appearance
What do you think of the new secondary pages compared to the current?
Do the new colors and tab styles make a big difference?

Secondary Pages - Navigation
Do you find the names on the tab easy to understand? Do the tabs
contain the content you would expect? Is the Sub-Navigation bar (with
the overline and underline) useful and clear?  Any suggestions?

Random Game
We absolutely love this feature -- what do you think of it? How does
it make you feel?

? so we just asked a whole bunch of questions, but we're just trying
to explain what we're thinking.  You don't have to explicitly answer
each question, but try to have your response answer the four main
areas (Home Page, Appearance, Navigation, Random Game).

Current Site:
Alpha Site:

Please accept our apologies for the novella of a question.  But,
understand that we want to be as concise as possible, and explain
exactly what we're looking for, and try to make sense of why we're
asking such atypical questions.  Also, we really appreciate your help.
Everyone on this site has been very helpful in the past, so thanks in

The Team
Subject: Re: MyAdventureGame - What do you think of our new Alpha site? (Overall, #1)
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 08 Nov 2003 06:40 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi myadventuregame-ga,
Thanks for the question. First off, just want to say that I had an
unexpectedly good time on this one. I spent a lot of time playing the
Wal*Mart game and had a blast with it. I should also say that I'm not
really much of a gamer so you may want to take my opinions with that
in mind.

Home Page: I like your graphics--especially like the cartoon guy with
the gun. Colors are good too. Makes me want to hang around and
explore. A suggestion, however, I think you might be better off moving
the narrative paragraph to the left hand side of the screen. Better to
explain what the site's all about straight off the bat.

While the Wal*Mart Game is really cool, if I didn't know what the site
was about and the reputation of the game, I might be puzzled and
possibly inclined to go elsewhere so maybe by moving the narrative
paragraph so it's clearer what's going on, it would be an improvement.

Liked the non-underlined hyperlinks on the alpha page, but I would
bold the hyperlinks so they're a little more obvious.

Secondary Pages - Appearance: Your graphics overall on both pages are
nice choices. But the deeper yellow on the current page worked better
for me. It was more vibrant, more fun, more eye-catching. Same with
the tab styles. The paler yellow on the alpha page wasn't as

Secondary Pages - Navigation: I prefer the explanations of what each
tab did on the current page. I'm not clear what "My Stuff" would do on
the Alpha page. Sub-navigation bar on the Alpha page is a good idea,
but it's easy to miss--not sure I would have seen that if you hadn't
pointed it out.

Random Game: I like the idea of it, but I did notice that the games I
got with the current page were incredibly easy (and I've had better
experiences), while the ones it generated from the alpha page were
more challenging (and more enjoyable).

If you need additional information or my answers aren't clear, please
ask for clarification and I'll do my best to assist you.

myadventuregame-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Another great answer! Thank you.

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