Topic: Kongregate /
Unity Contest Announcement Delayed! New Date: March 8
Originally posted by StackOvflwGames:
What really put me off was the attitude of some contesters. Ten minutes after my game was published it dropped to the bottom of the list. As I track the progress of every player in a database, I could see that no one had really played it that much yet. So they just gave it a bad rating to push it down.
Everyone has different tastes, I remember your game well, at first I found the graphics off-putting then I hated it as the mouse lost focus and wouldn’t lock back in properly making the controls useless as clicks weren’t registering properly. I may have given it 1 star right then. The next day I came back to it and had a much better experience with it as it worked as intended.
You cant know for sure that someone has given you a low rating to be malicious or because they genuinely didn’t like it. After my 2nd day on your game I gave it 3 stars. It could be worth more than that but I didn’t continue playing as there were just so many other games to get through.
Frog Fall (the game I entered) also missed getting any attention due to being released during the deadline tidal-wave. However, I updated it yesterday with a new character model and a few other bug fixes only to see it drop by 50(!) places without anyone even playing it. I think the huge drop was due to games below Frog Fall getting new more positive ratings added. So keep in mind it is not just low votes to your game that can give you a drop but also higher votes to other games, sometimes even legitimately.