A Step Beyond Zoom

Hello!


As promised, I want to keep the updates coming. I’m testing out a new approach so please bear with me : )


What We Do

Running interactive games online is far harder than it should be. Hosts have to cobble together an array of tools to simulate experiences for their audiences that are far inferior to the real-world equivalent. We believe there is a better solution that needs to be built from the ground up. We’re creating an all-in-one tool where hosts can produce a branded, interactive game show allowing users to watch and play from self-formed parties.


Highlights

  • Continued to reach out to people in and around the interactive games space and we’re hearing great feedback about what we’re building

  • Growing our team to include a CTO and lead designer and the process is going really well. We have some very strong candidates in the pipeline.

  • Playing with ways to enhance the audience feedback for the host and are starting to see some positive early signs.

  • Launched our GoLunaPark.com landing page though it’s still light on information as we are not ready to tell the story more publicly yet.


Lowlights

  • We are currently in the process of transitioning technical partners and it’s slowed us down a bit in the near-term

  • Our last day in upstate NY (where we’ve quarantined to work together) is 8/20


Product Development

One of the most common pieces of feedback we’ve heard is that Zoom breakout rooms don’t work the way they should. You want players on teams to be able to see and hear each other while also seeing and hearing the host. We’ve been hard at work perfecting what we call “parties.” This provides the ability for people to be in a group (or team) and see or hear the members while also seeing and hearing the host. Members of a party can control the volume of the people in their group relative to the volume of the host. This means that players will never need to be isolated from the host to confer with each other.



(This Luna Park Mock Up shows the view that your audience would see. Their team can video chat with each other on the far left column, you’re the host in the middle, and you can see all the parties on the far right.)


Team

  • Arlen: Getting to know you

  • Ben: Our fearless leader

  • Bo: Keeping us all on track

  • Yusang: Bringing it to life


Help Wanted

  • Please continue to share feedback with us and any thoughts regarding inspiration that come to mind.

  • We are also always looking to talk to hosts or players that are passionate about trivia so please make an intro if you haven’t already.


Kudos

  • Noah Tarnow for the vision

  • Jason Borsom for the connections

  • Matt Hammond for the passion

  • Tony Hightower for the ideas


Thanks! As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any thoughts, feedback, or concerns. Until then, we’ll be hard at work building Luna Park.

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