Market research questionnaire for iPod Touch/iPhone games

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  1. StrictNon-Conformist

    StrictNon-Conformist New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I’m a professional developer (since 1992 professionally) that has applied to the iFund and have made it through the first round. What I can tell you in this post is my primary objective involves bringing more entertainment software to the iPhone/iPod Touch platform, but I won’t go into more detail than that. Having joined this website before the iFund was announced (or at least before I applied for it) I’ve been paying attention as much as time allows me to, and since it appears those on this website are the most focused group of customers/potential customers, hey, I might as well as those that already are owners of the platform (and I’ve seen cases where there’s clearly a bunch that aren’t yet, but want to be) and ask what people are interested in. Here’s the thing to keep in mind: at least at first, I’ll be working by myself, and wish to get a bunch of games going quickly. I do intend on making use of the hardware in a way I’ve not seen done before, so let your imaginations run wild!

    For all those interested, please answer these questions, best you can. Whether via private message or in this thread, please fill in with truthful answers: anything other than the truth won’t get anyone anything useful! Also, please note I’m not looking for specific implementations/ideas for entertainment software, and I make no promises either way as to what will/won’t be produced or ideas will be harvested for later inspiration.

    1. Do you play any games, and if so, what sort of games (please answer for ALL types of games, not merely those you’ve played on a computing platform of any type)?

    2. What other sort of entertainment software are you interested in (be aware Apple won’t allow anything resembling porn for the official platform, and I refuse to go there by choice anyway, regardless of platform)?

    3. Being that this is a question about what sorts of games/entertainment software people want for a mobile music player/phone platform, in what environment(s) do you spend the time you’d be using this software, and in what sort of time durations?

    4. Do you like to be physically active while playing games or being entertained?

    5. Do you like to be mentally active while playing games or being entertained?

    6. How important is replayability to you?

    7. What do you think is a fair price for various types of titles, and why?

    8. Would you prefer to have single-person games, multiplayer games, games that offer both options, and how many people would you want to play with at once?

    9. What is your age range (exact age isn’t vital here, if you’re paranoid: something reasonably close is fine)?

    10. How would you rate the importance of gameplay versus graphics and sound?

    11. Please fill in any questions you have for me I’ve not addressed here, or other comments: I’m sure I’ve missed some point! Thanks, everyone!
  2. mossme89

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    please dont spam this website!!!
  3. jamil_d

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    1. Do you play any games, and if so, what sort of games (please answer for ALL types of games, not merely those you’ve played on a computing platform of any type)?
    Sports/Action


    2. What other sort of entertainment software are you interested in (be aware Apple won’t allow anything resembling porn for the official platform, and I refuse to go there by choice anyway, regardless of platform)?
    Any Sort of Gaming device/car racing

    3. Being that this is a question about what sorts of games/entertainment software people want for a mobile music player/phone platform, in what environment(s) do you spend the time you’d be using this software, and in what sort of time durations?
    On trips/driving

    4. Do you like to be physically active while playing games or being entertained?
    Yes (e.g. Wii)

    5. Do you like to be mentally active while playing games or being entertained?
    Depends on the game

    6. How important is replayability to you?

    7. What do you think is a fair price for various types of titles, and why?
    $4-$10 Depending on Game, Quality, Features.

    8. Would you prefer to have single-person games, multiplayer games, games that offer both options, and how many people would you want to play with at once?
    Online Games/Multiplayer

    9. What is your age range (exact age isn’t vital here, if you’re paranoid: something reasonably close is fine)?
    13-16

    10. How would you rate the importance of gameplay versus graphics and sound?
    Graphics is the most important, sound the least.

    11. Please fill in any questions you have for me I’ve not addressed here, or other comments: I’m sure I’ve missed some point! Thanks, everyone!
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  4. StrictNon-Conformist

    StrictNon-Conformist New Member

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    Please explain how I spammed this website: how can something that's unique, placed exactly once, asking for people's opinions without even the hint of advertising for anything (beyond doing market research to see what people would actually buy: where/how else are you going to find relevant people?) with proper spelling and grammar, zero foul language or violation of any other stated rules? I assure everyone: I hate spammers with a passion myself. Moderators, if there's a forum you believe this is more appropriate on here to be in where it'll get better results, please tell me.

    Thank you.

  5. bgizzle

    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    just ignore the kids. i don't see any problem with posting this.
  6. SkaterGOD/DOOD23

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    Question 1.
    Do you play any games, and if so, what sort of games (please answer for ALL types of games, not merely those you’ve played on a computing platform of any type)?
    Response: Shooting games mostly


    Question 2.
    What other sort of entertainment software are you interested in (be aware Apple won’t allow anything resembling porn for the official platform, and I refuse to go there by choice anyway, regardless of platform)?
    Response: I'm interested in games that really make you feel like you're there (virtual realization), these kinds of games really get you into it and provide a very good experience.

    Question 3.
    Being that this is a question about what sorts of games/entertainment software people want for a mobile music player/phone platform, in what environment(s) do you spend the time you’d be using this software, and in what sort of time durations?
    Response: I'd use this in my house, at a friend's house, mostly in a place that's big enough (I doubt a game that I'd want with virtual realization could be made mobile unless you had special mobile glasses, or something similar). I'd use this in my free time, or when I'm bored (I think it'd be really cool if this could be made mobile (but I doubt it), so I can use it on trips.

    Question 4.
    Do you like to be physically active while playing games or being entertained?
    Response: Yes, and no. So I guess that's an in-between. It'd be nice to have a game where some parts you are active and some parts you are not. You could select a level, beginner - medium - hard, and the harder the level it is, the more challenging (physically and game play) it is.

    Question 5.
    Do you like to be mentally active while playing games or being entertained?
    Response: YES. If you're not active or not entertained, how do you play well? I find it hard to play when I'm not entertained or mentally active. If I had to play a game like this (no activity), I would immediately put the controller (or whatever) down and walk away.

    Question 6.
    How important is replayability to you?
    Response: Very important (addiction?), I like to stay hooked to a game, and have it always be very good so I can enjoy my experiences with it.

    Question 7.
    What do you think is a fair price for various types of titles, and why?
    Response: I am a mix here. I love open-source, free games, but a very good, virtual realization game.. I would pay anywhere from $15-$45, depending on quality, playability, etc.

    Question 8.
    Would you prefer to have single-person games, multiplayer games, games that offer both options, and how many people would you want to play with at once?
    Response: I think having both options is always a MUST, this can get your product out to more people (who have their preferences on multi-player or single-player). The most amount of people that should be allowed to play at once should be about 10-15 players, this makes playability very fun and an easier task for moderators and administrators to watch over.

    Question 9.
    What is your age range (exact age isn’t vital here, if you’re paranoid: something reasonably close is fine)?
    Response: I am 13 years of age. But an age range for the game would be 13-18 or so.

    Question 10.
    How would you rate the importance of gameplay versus graphics and sound?
    Response: I would say game-play is extremely important, but graphics and sound are equally important.

    IMPORTANCE LIST(out of 10):
    • Gameplay: 10/10
    • Graphics: 8/10
    • Sound: 5/10


    Question 11.
    Please fill in any questions you have for me I’ve not addressed here, or other comments: I’m sure I’ve missed some point! Thanks, everyone!
    Response: I enjoyed filling in this survey, and I really hope it comes true. If you have further questions of me, private message me, or post here, I'll try to check back!
  7. stabbyjoe12

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    how is that spam its a simple questionaire that has a valid output
  8. IcyStorm

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    1. Do you play any games, and if so, what sort of games (please answer for ALL types of games, not merely those you’ve played on a computing platform of any type)?
    Yep, I play games on the Wii, DS, GBA, Xbox 360, and PC. I'm open to any genre, but I usually play shooters or strategy (whether real-time or turn-based) games.

    2. What other sort of entertainment software are you interested in (be aware Apple won’t allow anything resembling porn for the official platform, and I refuse to go there by choice anyway, regardless of platform)?
    Other than games, I don't really have any expectations or any desires. I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

    3. Being that this is a question about what sorts of games/entertainment software people want for a mobile music player/phone platform, in what environment(s) do you spend the time you’d be using this software, and in what sort of time durations?
    For games or any interactive entertainment software on a mobile platform, I would use them in short durations; when I'm on the bus, waiting for a ride, or simply to take a break from studying.

    4. Do you like to be physically active while playing games or being entertained?
    It depends on the genre of the game. For a title such as Wii Sports or Rock Band, of course I would prefer to be actively moving more than my fingers. But for other games, such as strategy games and RPGs, no, I don't like to be active.

    5. Do you like to be mentally active while playing games or being entertained?
    Yes, but I believe all games are mentally challenging in some way.

    6. How important is replayability to you?
    Somewhat important; I like to get as much as I can out of a game, but there are far more games that I've only played through once. That's what multiplayer is for

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    7. What do you think is a fair price for various types of titles, and why?
    It depends on the content and the depth. For a well-made shooter, strategy, RPG, racer, or action/adventure-ish game, I'd gladly pay up to $35. For puzzles, I'd pay a max of $10, although that also depends on the depth and enjoyability.

    8. Would you prefer to have single-person games, multiplayer games, games that offer both options, and how many people would you want to play with at once?
    I don't mind either. The singleplayer games would have to be very engaging and worth my time, but it'd be best if games offered both. As for the last part of the question, it depends on the genre of the game and the game itself. For a racing game, as many as the game can support with lag; for strategy, two to four is fine.

    9. What is your age range (exact age isn’t vital here, if you’re paranoid: something reasonably close is fine)?
    17.

    10. How would you rate the importance of gameplay versus graphics and sound?
    Gameplay > graphics > sound. Do you want it more specific? I find gameplay far more important; I still would gladly play NES or Saturn titles over some titles that are released today (Haze for the PS3 is one example).

    11. Please fill in any questions you have for me I’ve not addressed here, or other comments: I’m sure I’ve missed some point!
    No questions, but I hope everything goes well and you guys create some exciting software for us.
  9. Frinklehoff

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    1. Do you play any games, and if so, what sort of games (please answer for ALL types of games, not merely those you’ve played on a computing platform of any type)?
    Computer Games: Horse owning simulators RL Games: Hackey Sack
    2. What other sort of entertainment software are you interested in (be aware Apple won’t allow anything resembling porn for the official platform, and I refuse to go there by choice anyway, regardless of platform)?
    Card shuffling
    3. Being that this is a question about what sorts of games/entertainment software people want for a mobile music player/phone platform, in what environment(s) do you spend the time you’d be using this software, and in what sort of time durations?
    Under the bridge on Fairway, probably a few hours at a time.
    4. Do you like to be physically active while playing games or being entertained?
    No
    5. Do you like to be mentally active while playing games or being entertained?
    Not much
    6. How important is replayability to you?
    I play each game every day
    7. What do you think is a fair price for various types of titles, and why?
    Various price
    8. Would you prefer to have single-person games, multiplayer games, games that offer both options, and how many people would you want to play with at once?
    One
    9. What is your age range (exact age isn’t vital here, if you’re paranoid: something reasonably close is fine)?
    10-15
    10. How would you rate the importance of gameplay versus graphics and sound?
    Gameplay
    11. Please fill in any questions you have for me I’ve not addressed here, or other comments: I’m sure I’ve missed some point! Thanks, everyone!
    What is your favorite game
  10. JBB

    JBB New Member

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    1. Do you play any games, and if so, what sort of games (please answer for ALL types of games, not merely those you’ve played on a computing platform of any type)?
    Action and sport games.

    2. What other sort of entertainment software are you interested in (be aware Apple won’t allow anything resembling porn for the official platform, and I refuse to go there by choice anyway, regardless of platform)?
    Games with interactive environments appeal to me most, for example I love to wreck stuff in a game.

    3. Being that this is a question about what sorts of games/entertainment software people want for a mobile music player/phone platform, in what environment(s) do you spend the time you’d be using this software, and in what sort of time durations?
    15-30 minutes.

    4. Do you like to be physically active while playing games or being entertained?
    Yes, I enjoyed the Playstation Eyetoy and wii.

    5. Do you like to be mentally active while playing games or being entertained?
    No.
    6. How important is replayability to you?
    Very, I like to play a game without worrying about missions etc.

    7. What do you think is a fair price for various types of titles, and why?
    5-10 dollars, developers put work into these things and should earn something back from the community.

    8. Would you prefer to have single-person games, multiplayer games, games that offer both options, and how many people would you want to play with at once?
    Multiplayer and single player modes would be great.

    9. What is your age range (exact age isn’t vital here, if you’re paranoid: something reasonably close is fine)?
    13-17

    10. How would you rate the importance of gameplay versus graphics and sound?
    Gameplay 5:3 Graphics & Sound.

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