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Summary : Most of the online games created in the early Internet days were nothing to write home about. Game design was normally terrible and the graphics were almost undistinguishable. Fortunately, the game designing world and concepts of website enhancement have advanced greatly due to certain tips.
Most of the online games created in the early Internet days were nothing to write home about. Game design was normally terrible and the graphics were almost undistinguishable. Fortunately, the game designing world and concepts of website enhancement have advanced greatly due to certain tips.
Website Enhancement Tips
If your website is boring and uninspired then it doesn't matter if you have the best games on the planet because nobody is going to stick around and play them. So if you have a website dedicated to a particular game or games, then you need to hit visitors with lots of entertaining concepts relating to the game(s) as soon as they land on the homepage.
For instance, if your website is about online solitaire then you can not only include tabs at the top for forums, articles, news, etc., but you can also include an in-browser solitaire game right on the homepage (or at least a software download link); this way people who are looking to play right away can do so.
Another tip is to include as much as you can in relation to the game(s) you offer. The aforementioned forums, articles, and news areas are always good when coupled with sections on rules, strategies, and playable game variations.
Game Design Tips
Online game designs have advanced tremendously over the last decade. However, that doesn't mean you can't bring something new to the table. For example, freecell has existed for years, but what if you featured something like adventure freecell where every game had an adventurous background?
You can also add the 3D concept to existing games to make them more interesting as well. A lot of online poker rooms have introduced 3D into their games, and it has been met with much success.
One more thing to keep in mind with game design is to come up with multiple variations of the same game if possible. Lots of websites that run blackjack use many different variations of the game to keep their visitors coming back time and time again.