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The Game Crafter Year in Review

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We've made a lot of improvements to The Game Crafter this year, and I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on everything we've done. We've moved so fast, that some of you may have missed some of the changes along the way.

Shopping

  • A much more streamlined checkout process.
  • Guest checkouts.
  • Login via Facebook.
  • Better organized game pages to help you make a more informed decision.
  • Better searching and sorting features for both games and game pieces.
  • Better receipt management.
  • Insight into your position in our production process.
  • Game reviews.
  • The "What's Hot" list so you can see what other shoppers are buying.
  • Related games, so you can see what other games you might like to buy.
  • Game taxonomy, so you can get a sense of whether a game is right for you.
  • Crafter points allow you to earn discounts on future purchases.
  • Staff picks, so you can see what games we think are good.
  • More shipping options.
  • Better game publishing policies to ensure fewer unfinished games make it into the shop.
  • Decreased prices on game parts, and bulk pricing on game parts.
  • The ability to add or remove shipping insurance.

Selling

  • Featured placement.
  • Better insights into who you're selling to.
  • Better reporting.
  • Sales notifications.
  • Payout via shop credit in addition to PayPal.
  • Promotion tools for your web site.
  • Promotion via our Facebook page.
  • Crafter points allow you to promote your games.
  • Integration of social media tools directly on game pages.
  • Better looking game pages to help you sell more games.
  • Profit sharing increased from 50% to 70%.

Game Design, Publishing, and Production

Community

Phew, that's a big list! Don't worry, we're not done yet. Our goal is to give you a complete spectrum of tools so that you can build the games you want to play, and so you can find games you want to buy. See you in 2012!

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