Archive for the ‘OngoingWorlds guide’ Category

New “story summary” feature added

December 10, 2012 1 comment

Last week I added a new feature to OngoingWorlds which allows long-running games to show an summary of the recent story. This is to communicate recent events to a new member without amending your game description.

I explain it better in the video here:

Introducing the fly-out character summaries

June 11, 2012 1 comment

This article has been moved, you’ll find it here. 

New feature: Rating member posts

September 13, 2011 1 comment

Here’s a new feature that we’ve recently added to OngoingWorlds. There’s nothing better than receiving feedback to help you improve your writing. We’ve added a new feature that allows you to rate other posts to let the author know how good it was.

How to rate posts

When you read through posts in your game written by other members you’ll see 5 stars at the bottom. These will show the current rating for the post, showing the average rating that everyone else has given.

Rate posts

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Need an autosave?

June 9, 2011 Leave a comment

A woman looking miserable because her computer has crashed
One of the features that has been requested to be added into OngoingWorlds is to add an autosave feature for when you’re writing a new post. I’ll explain about that in the article here.

Give awards to your members in OngoingWorlds

May 6, 2011 3 comments

Squid holding trophy

In my article “Rewarding your members with awards” I introduced the idea of giving awards to members in your OngoingWorlds game.

This article has now moved. You’ll find it here.

Writing your first post

January 12, 2011 1 comment

Worried girl writing on laptop

You might be confused, you might be cautious, you might feel under pressure that your post isn’t going to be as good as everyone else’s. This is normal when you’re writing your first post in a new roleplaying game, especially if you’ve never roleplayed before. After you’ve made the plunge and submitted your story post, things will get much easier and you’ll get a grasp of what’s going on, and wonder why you were worried in the first place.

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I’ve created a new game, now what?

November 19, 2010 1 comment

So you’ve just created a new game, given it a title and a description (if not, go back and see my article “How to create a game in Ongoing Worlds”). And you might be wondering what you have to do next. Your game is merely skin and bones, and you need to do a few things to flesh it out, by adding an image, some initial characters, and develop the story by writing some posts. You’ll probably want to do either of these things next, but you can do them in any order.

Brand new game

Add an image to your game

The image will display on your game’s homepage, next to the description you’ve already written. This image will be shown on the “All Games” page so make sure it’s inviting to the kind of people who you want to join your game. Click “Edit this image” under the default image and choose an image from your computer.

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