Monday, August 2, 2010
Biweekly Poll - Mobile Devices
I'm working on something right now that makes me super excited. I wish I could show you guys some progress, but it's not ready yet. D: Have a sketch from Oneiro as an apology. XD
Anyway, another great turnout. We got 145 votes this time, which is another record breaker. Yaay! If we get 200 next time, I will do a little dance. XD The results were pretty cohesive this time around, too. : D
First off, not many of us have the luxury of a smart phone in the first place. (It's okay, my phone plan is so cheap I don't even have texting options XD).
iPhone: 22 (15%)
Droid: 4 (2%)
Other: 11 (7%)
It seems like a lot of us would really like to have a smart phone, though.
Want an iPhone: 40 (27%)
Want a Droid: 18 (12%)
Want Other: 6 (4%)
Don't want one: 17 (11%)
The votes don't really add up to 100%...but I'll assume that the missing votes probably go into the "don't care either way" category.
Aaaaand the major question of the whole ordeal: Should there be more mobile VNs?
Yes: 25 (17%)
Focus on computer versions only: 102 (70%)
Wow. That's probably the biggest percentage of votes I've gotten for a single option since ever. You guys even beat out more story in VNs. The majority is pretty clear this time around. As it stands, I'll continue to focus on computer releases, with mobile ports of those releases when possible.
Our newest poll is a very timely and important one! Your vote will be hugely useful to me and a lot of other VN developers, so exercise your right to vote! XD
There's been a lot of talk lately about bringing visual novels to a web platform. Rather than download games, you'd just log in to whatever site is hosting the games, and play away. A few different engines have made themselves evident lately (I've seen three NEW ones in the past two weeks, and there are a few old ones still floating around), and I'd like to know if you guys are interested in playing your visual novels online via Firefox, Chrome, or some other browser (none of the engines I've seen can really handle Internet Explorer). The cool thing is you'd be able to just surf the net and tada! A VN! Right there! No downloads, no installation. On the downside, it's not so good if you lose your connection, the site goes down, your connection is so slow that parts of the game don't load, etc. Do you have a preference as to how your VNs are delivered?
What about once they're commercial? Would you be fine paying for a game that you can only play online, or do you prefer to pay for a game that you then download?