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DaRkNe5s
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It will be cool a feature that show you some similar games when you are playing a kind of game like youtube similar videos.
Im just saying i would like it because it could be very useful

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cormyn
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Yup, great idea. We might start out just showing games with similar tags, and expand from there.

gaboloth
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Yea it will be useful but my opinion is a bit irrelevant if cormyn has already agreed. . .

Freakenstein
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Disagreeing helps with figuring out what to do! If we agreed 100% with the developers, they could do whatever they wanted without any sort of feedback. Ain't that right, Ian?

cormyn
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Yup.

Although I'll add a few more words so I don't get tagged as a spammer ;o)

tomertheking
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There aren't enough games for this to be necessary, methink.

cormyn
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A "similar games" feature would have to be manually managed, which would be pretty overwhelming given the number of games we have.

Joe96
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That's a cool idea, and would be a nice feature for people who want to find games easier.
Maybe like a mini tab on the side which would have a scroll bar for games that were the closest related. On a type of voting system, where people recommend games closely related, perhaps?

Holden012
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There aren't enough games for this to be necessary, methink.


There's over 5k Games ... I think there should be enough?
IcyIndia
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Yeah. There are tons, but we don't have very good access to a lot of them. I mean, we can get to them easily enough, but it just takes a lot of clicking.

Maybe we could have a page with the least played games that are good.
Some of them aren't played because no one likes them, but some actually are worth playing.

Freakenstein
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Bah. The game developers just need to tag their games better. We can compare X and Y's tags to see if they are similar in gameplay to each other and set up a similar games category somewhere. Obviously if two games are quick, TD, and zombie, then they are similar games, therefore games that the user may want to play.

That reminds me. Zombie TD. Totally.

ArmorL3gend
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I think this is a great idea because you can find out games which you haven't played yet

cormyn
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Well, if you like a developer's game, you can always click on the "more games by this person" link and see a list of other games they've made.

We need to look at algorithms of comparing games to be "similar".

For starters (AG3 beta/launch), we'll use our tag system, then we might look at "People who played this game played these games too", and then maybe look at letting users pick which game(s) they think are similar and have a list like "users think these games are similar".

v6y
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN evryone
@ cornym thats a great idea.

Freakenstein
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Sorry if this seems necro-y, but doing so would be a nice idea since there were 3 dup'd threads on this.

Maybe an update right before launch would be nice, since we can be taught how this thing works?

If you're still looking for an "algorithm", I still stand by my idea of just pairing games together by tags, have the team tag the game properly after testing the game's functioning, and then make the system resourceful by showing all games under that tag that pairs with the game you're playing. I think that would make a nice system, for the time being.

KyahcoSukaimasutae
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ok

Disagreeing helps with figuring out what to do! If we agreed 100% with the developers, they could do whatever they wanted without any sort of feedback. Ain't that right, Ian?


then i disagree!!!!!! lol jk.i know i repeated pazx! but i had the idea as so as you said that!

uh it all sounds nice, but i think you should be able to close the similar games bar if you want. it might slow done people computers! i already have notcied that some banned ads make the computer slow so i have to scroll up or down so it is not on the sceern. adding a similer game thing will slow it all way down! or you could make it realy low on the screen like next to the comment and review spot, but that might seem cludered.
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