Sunday, August 28, 2022

Race Game Redesign

We've recently finished a significant redesign of our two player "Race" game.  The original design would wait until the two players were paired up before starting the game, but this turned out to be  a terrible way to introduce people to the game.  When a new player encounters the game for the first time, it is better to allow them to begin playing immediately.  This was not as simple a change as it may seem: with software, changes are often never as easy as they initially seem.

One of the other design improvements we made stemmed from this Race game change.  If you are a new player that is unfamiliar with the game, you may be reluctant to start a game without knowing how to play. We added a new "warm up" page where players can try out the word puzzles to get acclimated to the game and rules before taking on an opponent.


You can start the two-player game here:

https://platesacrossamerica.com/demo/race

Or you can try some warm up puzzles first here:

https://platesacrossamerica.com/demo/warmup

Happy Travels!

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