Genre Filter

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  1. Lornsteyn

    Lornsteyn Sleepy Dragon Veteran

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    Hm, I dont know if this was asked before, but I think it would be good if we have something like a genre filter.
    Since there are many games in the developement thread, its hard to find the kind of game you are searching for.
    Im only interested in RPGs, but its really hard to find anything, If everything is so mixed, I always give up after a while.
    Once I was searching a specific game, dont remember the name, only the projectthread, but I could not find it.
    I think there is really room for improvement.

    Was this discussed already or are there any plans to do something like this?
     
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    Archeia Level 99 Demi-fiend Staff Member Developer

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    Click on the tags!
     
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    First, yes you can search by tag. But that is however up to the dev if they want to tag their game or nah. Besides, there is no standardized tag for everyone to follow (like a checkbox to categorize the genre), so good luck.

    Second, this is a forum that I believe the main function is not to promote the game while you can still have your game page up and running. But the whole function is for discussing the product and the gamedev in general. People should release their game in a dedicated platform like RMN, itch io, or other publishing platforms.
     
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    I actually had a list of tags recommended in rules. But it depends on the dev if they want to implement it or not.
     
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    @TheoAllen
    I thought this is an Rpg Maker Forum?
    If I search RPG Maker Games this Forum would be one of the first places where I would look.
    Many sell their games or publish them for free on the sites you named, yes, but this doesnt mean it has to be so unorganized and chaotic here.^^

    @Archeia
    Just found out about tags didnt know they exist here/not realized them until now. D:
    Indeed there are some games which seem to use tags, but there could really be a better way for handling this.
    Maybe pin the important genre tags in the projects thread? So you could easy pick what you are looking for, just a idea.
     
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    They are pinned...with the rules. Before you can submit any projects.
    I can't pin them anywhere else my dude.
     
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    I doubt you really get what I mean, but nevermind.
    Can be closed.
     
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    Yes, this is a Forum. Means mainly for discussion. Have you ever been here? https://rpgmaker.net/
     
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    Oh I get what you mean alright. My only reply was that yes we do have a standard tag per genre just that people didn't want to put it in. And it's in the rules before your game can even be approved which you have to read. But since they're not required it was not enforced as a must.

    And no, I don't have any tag templates setup until recently because of the previous forum software didn't have a way to make it standard or force the user to pick. The forum has been around for more than 4+ years now. But eh whatever.
     
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