Episode 44: Why Do You Hate My Game?

Congratulations! You’ve finished your game. Time to sit back and relax knowing that players across the world are falling in love with it. *BEEP!* Ooh, your first comment!

“This game is TrAsH!!!” – @WookieeJumper69

Ok, well not what you expected, but nothing to worry about. *BEEP!* Another one…oh…they too agree the game is trash, they are just fighting over what kind. *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP*  Aandd several more have joined the party. They seem so angry. Now they’re saying your game is a “dumpster fire”, wait, now it’s a “dumpster fire full of dirty diapers”, one sec, now it’s….ok…I’m not repeating that.

You get the point. We can’t control how people react to our games. No matter how amazing it is, if you release something into the world it will receive some degree of negative feedback. Sometimes this feedback is justified, sometimes it’s just a dumpster fire full of angry people.

On today’s episode we talk about the different reasons for player outrage and debate about various real-world examples. We also discuss best practices in dealing with negativity related to your own games.

Thanks for tuning in this week and we hope you enjoy the show! Feel free to send any emails with comments, questions, and concerns, to: thedebuglog@gmail.com

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1 Comment

  1. Plínio José
    August 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm — Reply

    Nice podcast.
    I think everyone have a taste for something. One might like it another might not. Every developer need to be able to receive the review regardless of who is making it and above all: be an open mind and look every coment! be positive or even negative. Every review helps improve your product.

    you know… there is a series that i love on youtube is the “WTF is” from TotalBiscuit. I get say… I target him when i release a game! I want John Bain to review my game. I consider him a good choice for those who want an honest and a good review on their game. Your podcast remember me him.

    A daily updated dev-blog imho is a good way to gather people’s interest.

    keep the good work.

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