I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some of the plans for the near future of PurposeGames.com
Player Rating System
We’re still missing a rating system - basically a way to answer "how good am I at [subject]" based on my playing records - as it is right now. I’ve gotten some good suggestions on what you’d like to see in this area but more is welcome of course.
Player Ratings are missing since the last major update of PurposeGames, so I long for this to come into place again.
There’s a lot of room for improvement in the personal scoreboard area. Private Games show/no show, ATH’s display, games per category, the position in relation to others, and possibility to sort freely.
I know some of you have been asking for the possibility to compare and bring up player vs. player. I’m looking into this but I cannot say whether or not this one will make it at the same time as everything else.
A couple of Widgets
A widget is a small piece of code to place for instance on your own site, that displays stats from this site related to you. You have probably seen and/or used this from other sites you visit. It’ll be possible to display these in other places e.g. on your site, your google panel, your facebook profile and what not.
The following widgets are in the plans:
- Game of the day (you can already see a preview/beta of this one on http://www.davidincyberspace.com at the top right of the main page)
- "My Rating"-widget. The idea for this one is that if you’re really good at Geography or Sports or whatever and want to show it off to others, a rating system widget will show your current rating updated live and displayed where you want to see it
- "My Game"-widget. Basically the same as the game of the day widget only this one allows you to plug your own game into it. Not to be confused with "embedding"-possibilites i.e. it's not an enabler to place the games elsewhere, but rather a link. You’ll be able to show off your own games, randomly, or a specific game of your choosing and place it on a site where you want it to be displayed.
I have no ETA for these improvements but now at least you know what’s in store for the – hopefully – near future.