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EvenBob
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June 14th, 2012 at 8:23:52 PM permalink
Quote: Switch


+25, +10, +5, -10, -10, -10, -15, -50



+25 is just OK, the rest of the scores are pretty
awful. What was wrong with these games.
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Switch
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June 14th, 2012 at 8:28:26 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

+25 is just OK, the rest of the scores are pretty
awful. What was wrong with these games.



It would take a long time to go through each game Bob but you're right, on the whole the games had quite a few things wrong with them.
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June 14th, 2012 at 9:58:30 PM permalink
Quote: Switch

-50



Ouch! Not to kick someone when they're down, but what was the story with that game?

Quote: buzzpaff

Can anybody post all the scores as in Focus group 1 ? Assuming none of the exhibitors protest. I seriously doubt such information
would undermine your chance to get a distributor !



Roger posted the scores, but somebody complained, so he took them down. Since you were there I'll send them to you, if I can find the picture I took of the final tally.
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EvenBob
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June 15th, 2012 at 12:08:37 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Ouch! Not to kick someone when they're down, but what was the story with that game?

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Rumor is, it was a live animal game called 'Skunk or Squirrel'
and things just got out of hand. Roger is paying the dry cleaning
bill's and is mulling over banning live animal games entirely.
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DJTeddyBear
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June 15th, 2012 at 4:43:15 AM permalink
Bob -
Thanks for that insightful, well thought-out comment. NOT!
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DJTeddyBear
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June 15th, 2012 at 4:46:38 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Roger posted the scores, but somebody complained, so he took them down.

I think Buzz is asking for the scores for #2 to be posted, in the same manner as had originally been done for #1.

Frankly, I think the scores should be removed from this thread as well.

Roger posted the finishing rank. Someone else posted the scores.

Don't you think that if Roger meant for them to be public, he would have posted them himself?

And let's not forget that the scores bear very liitle significance. Oh, sure, the top ranking game is going to get Roger's attention faster than the others. But it's the feedback that is the Holy Grail of the focus groups.
I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
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June 15th, 2012 at 9:08:42 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

+25 is just OK, the rest of the scores are pretty
awful. What was wrong with these games.



I disagree....25 is a pretty good score when you consider there were only 6 judges (avg. of 4.16). That would equate to a 60-65 score in the first focus group with 15 judges....I can't recall the score that came in 2nd in the first group, but 60-65 would have been up there.

However, I concur with DJ, scores don't really matter except maybe as a guage of how close the game concept is to being ready to market. A bad score for a game means there are problems with the game. Some problems can be fixed, others are inherent in a base concept. Feedback is the key and the ability to change the game to address the feedback is the key in determining if a game can be saved.
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June 15th, 2012 at 9:18:04 AM permalink
I guess the real question is, what score do you need for SMI to write you a check?
EvenBob
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June 15th, 2012 at 9:45:03 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Bob -
Thanks for that insightful, well thought-out comment. NOT!



Hey, I've seen animal games in Vegas. The tic tac toe
chicken was Downtown a few years ago and back in the 80's
I saw a monkey that you could bet on.
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