On monday you learned what's new in general, and yesterday we talked about expansion packs. It seems you can't go two clicks on the internet these days without tripping over a "like" or a "share" or a "tweet" or a "check-in" so today, let's talk the current buzzword - social.
In GAME.minder 1.2, we introduced the ability to share a game with a friend via email and in GAME.minder 2.0, this is becoming even more powerful. When you share a game to a friend via email from GAME.minder 2, you get something that looks like this ->
Kinda looks like a RE.minder doesn't it? What makes it extra cool though is that a single tap on any of those .minders opens GAME.minder and sets the RE.minder for you, with just a single tap! (The friend you're sending it to has to have GAME.minder 2 for it to work though so make sure everyone you know updates).
Once we had this working in email, we figured we might as well use it elsewhere to and we wouldn't really be talking social if we didn't mention the big 2: twitter and facebook.
If you "like" us on facebook or follow us @GAMEminder, aside from always getting the latest GAME.minder related news, you'll also see new games, as soon as they are added to the system. And this is where mndr.co comes in.
mndr.co is our new short domain for all things .minder. When a new game is added, you'll see it posted to the wall and tweeted to the stream with it's own URL. For instance, when our upcoming game, Presidential Pugilism was added just yesterday, it got the URL: http://mndr.co/g/736. Tapping that link will bring up the mndr.co page for the game and from there, you can tap a platform (in this case, iOS) to set the .minder. As GAME.minder 2 isn't in the wild yet, we haven't made those links live yet. But on Friday, all the switches will be flipped and everything will be workin' like a swiss.... car.
Those links can be retweeted, liked, shared, emailed, you name it. We think mndr.co is really gonna open up how people find new games as friends turn friends onto the next great game.
Well folks, that's about as much as we can tell you. We're less than 48 hours away from launch and we can't tell you how excited we are to get GAME.minder 2 into your hands.
Don't forget, Handelabra will be at PAX East so if you see one of us milling about (white t-shirts with the Handelabra on them) please say hi! We'd love to chat, and maybe show you the game we're working on too!
See you this weekend!