95% of Americans own a smartphone, relying on their devices for entertainment, information and communication. With the ubiquity of these devices, more than 185 million Americans play mobile games. As the public at large continues to transition from traditional information mediums like television, newspapers and magazines, to mobile channels, mobile games offer an untapped connection point to inform and engage voters. … [Read more...] about Jam City Teams with ‘When We All Vote’ to Mobilize Voter Registration
Federal election where to vote
This week I spent a bit of time perusing the Star Wars Galaxies Legends Discord, where candidates for the player Senate were making stump speeches and pitches for why we ought to saunter over to the voting box and vote them into office. It seems to me that while some other MMOs with such councils have reputations for lacking teeth, a rogue server with a small community can benefit from having highly involved player reps who can communicate to the volunteer dev team what people actually want out of the game, without the issue of “funding” getting in the way. I tend to look for candidates who cherish the Star Wars vibe, uphold the melting pot approach to the playerbase, and in particular reinforce the player-run economy, since that’s where I spend nearly all of my game time. … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you vote in MMO player elections?
Fans of the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! mobile game will now be able to vote on which band they would like to perform at their birthday party. The band that wins first place will be awarded with an original illustration of the band members going on an overseas vacation. Players will be able to acquire the in-game members from this illustration as well. It will also be used in original items created through Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) Projects that will be available for International purchase. … [Read more...] about BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! First General Election Begins
Totally oversize worlds. It works, but it has the downside of making maps uninteresting. Instanced housing. This also works, but is a total immersion breaker in our opinion, and ultimately makes player housing a minor pastime. Housing alone is an enjoyable feature that adds a lot of fun for the player – but with Fractured, we want to do much more. We want to allow you to bring back civilization from the ashes of Elysium by colonizing worlds in a realistic, meaningful way. We want to create towns that are alive and a core component of everyday gameplay, not only places for social gathering. … [Read more...] about Feature Spotlight #7
This concern isn’t just felt in the forums, either. Many players I spoke with at EVEsterdam echoed this concern - even from those who identified as Nullsec heavy players. The concern is with the future longevity of EVE Online. Jin’Taan sent out a tweet a few days after EVEsterdam, and the replies were telling. The lack of overall representation across all sectors of EVE Online, specifically Lowsec, Faction Warfare, and Wormhole communities struck a chord with many of the respondents. Some called for a reform of the voting process or an alliance limit to ensure representation across all of EVE. … [Read more...] about EVESterdam 2019