Whenever we release a new feature, we invest a lot of time compiling and sending around feedback that our community provides us.
Sometimes this feedback helps us iterate to a better final product, other times it gives us ideas about things we can add in the future. The point is, we view our community as an indispensable tool for helping influence the direction of the game.
Our goal over time is to find a harmonious balance between community and company driven development. Today we’re releasing a small (but pretty awesome) step in that direction. We want to give you the power to shape the very decisions we make.
Some might call it wacky, weird, or insane. We call it… Genesis Rewards.
Genesis Rewards Explained
The way Genesis Rewards works is pretty straightforward. Hop on over to the Store page and you’ll see something that looks a little like this:
From today, any time you buy a Genesis pack you’ll be presented with the opportunity to cast your vote in a match-up between two “rewards”, aka. Features or prizes that could be built into the game.
If the matchup receives enough votes, the winner will then be announced and that feature prioritized for development. But you have to vote fast, before the goals for each matchup expire… if the goal hasn’t been reached in the time period, neither reward will be prioritized.
Don’t worry. Rewards that lose matchups or expire aren’t gone forever. We still might develop them. But we want to focus on those features the community want first. It’s also important to note that players who have purchased packs in the past will still receive the rewards, they just won’t be able to retroactively vote.
As you scroll down the Store page you’ll see the countdown for each matchup. This is also where the leaderboard will live with a list of the biggest contributions towards the goal.
Once the matchup ends, the time...