One of the problems this site has(in my opinion) is that not enough quality games are being published or completed. I think an easy fix for this is to offer a simple reward to the top games of that year. No let me take that back, not a simple reward, but an ACTUAL reward. Something along the lines of a $1000 reward for whatever game or developer had the most successful game in that entire year.
I understand BYOND is not the most successful website but in an entire year, I'm sure they should be able to save up $1000 or more. What I think this will do is: raise competition, push developers to actually finish games, and maybe provide that extra kick and motivation for the developers to actually get things done.
Not only is this beneficial for the developers but for the website itself, as the games pile up so will the money BYOND will be making from it and so will the audience and traffic it will get. There are countless of REALLY good developers that are adept in the DM language, but they dont do anything, they just sit around lurking in the forums. I'm sure with an extra $1000 in your pocket things might change, because now your hobby and your passion will actually turn up something. Which is just a PLUS. BYOND provides (in my opinion) a BEAUTIFUL language, easy, quick, and great for multiplayer. A language where you can make as it has been proven(Nestalgia), LEGIT, professional market games. I think this really needs to be exploited more.
Not sure if this should be in feature request, but just something I think Tom should really take into consideration.
Copyright © 2015 BYOND. All rights reserved.