Game Discovery Systemby Malero on July 20, 2014, 9:31 p.m.
Updated from a previous article posted on Feb. 12, 2014, 6 p.m.
There are so many games coming out, it's a bit overwhelming. We all like different games and we all know what games we like. Our primary focus of the Game Walkers website is to help gamers find new games to play! But we need your help! Our two primary tools for finding new games to play requires a lot of data entry and there's no way that we can do it alone.
If you want a great game discovery system as much as we do, please help us out! Every contribution you make gets added to your profile and when people " like" your content, you will climb the ranks of both genres and games(more on this below). Here are the two ways that you can help us out:
1. Add Similar Games:
We're starting with games that are available on Steam and after we iron out and perfect the system, we will add games from other platforms. To add a similar game to another game, search for a game in the form below. If you find the game you're looking for, use the form to add similar games to that game.
2. Rate or Review Games:
In the box below, enter a game name and then press the review button. Here's The Binding of Isaac as an example:
How It Works
Say you're looking for a fantasy based sidescroller/platformer that has co-op and a rich story. I can't think of any games that meet that criteria off the top of my head, but chances are that a game like that exists. To find a game game like that, you would select those categories on the right of the discover page, and WHAM, you get a list of games ordered by user ratings for each category. If you do that right now, nothing will come up. That's where we need your help!
Your Contributions do not go Unnoticed
When you post a similar game, game rating, game review, game question or answer, you will gain karma for the associated game and all of the genres for that game. Post great content and you might be one of the contributors for the games and genres you post content to!
There are many other social features that we are working on: Allow users to upload fan made avatars and backgrounds for games that they could sell for karma, create game discussions, create game lists(example: My Favorite PC Horror Games of 2014, The Best Indie Strategy Games, etc) and much more!
So Many Games...
I know that there's a lot to do and it's not going to happen over night. But this is a big dream of ours, and we're going to work hard on it until it's a great system for discovering new games to play. We're still working on a lot of the social features on the site, in the meantime, you may talk to us and make suggestions on our Reddit Game Walkers page.