I don’t think the format would fit this post well, so I’ll make my own.
At the moment, it’s too hard to separate the “Games” from the “Projects” in the games search engine. Any time you search for a game, there will always be 4 duplicate games by other people with no content.
I think we’re all familiar with this problem, but it may be hard for roblox to fix because everybody needs to have their games appear on the search engine.
The way I propose we fix this is by adding in Endorsed Games (Think Endorsed Models with a Twist). Once a game has existed for 3 months (for instance), the game developer will see a button in the dropdown menu that says “Apply for Endorsement.” When they click this, it’s like moderating an asset. A roblox mod will be presented the game, and if the mod can verify that it fits the below criteria, the game will become endorsed, appear first under search results, and have a check mark at the bottom (Not on the image because people would just copy the image onto their icon).
- Not a Copy or Knockoff
- Stable enough for a release
- It’s good
Other ways of going about this would be to
- Have mods find games on their own, and neglect the submit feature all together
- Instead of waiting 3 months, treat it how Active Places are treated, but only allow two or three of them
- Automatically Endorse the game after 20K visits or whatever number
I think this is a good way to ensure new players don’t click on the wrong game and think it’s just a bad game. This could seriously impact games on different platforms because if the real game does not support mobile or xbox, it will shot show up in search results, but the fake game that ticked the box will show up in the search results, and the real game would lose any kind of hype or player base on that platform.
Maybe “Endorsed” isn’t the right word because that might sound like the platform supports the content of the game. Maybe Certified would be the right word?
Twitter & some other platforms already do this to prevent fake accounts from impersonating real accounts.