Almost Alpha

Many of you have been reaching out over the last week or so to better understand when Luna Park will be ready. This is incredibly exciting for us but also frustrating because we want to say, “it’s ready!” The reality is we aren’t going to open Luna Park until we are confident it will perform exactly as promised, which is going to take us a few more weeks. We want it to be live as badly as you do and we are spending every day and night getting it there. Your patience is most appreciated! If you’d like to be on the VIP list as we roll out (and you haven’t already done so) please ensure your information lives here.


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

  • Updated our blog to better reflect our brand and personality!

  • We’ve been posting new content to our Instagram feed and have topped 130 followers, comprised mostly of trivia hosts. We are excited about the community we are building there.

  • Reached alignment with our tech team on the path to mvp (minimum viable product) and hope to be there by the end of the month.

  • We are making huge strides on what we think the future of this product looks like. We are building for today but preparing for tomorrow.


Lowlights

  • We have some known issues with the product when a player (or host) enters from the Safari browser, which we are actively working to resolve.

  • One of our team members wasn’t feeling well this week, which set us back a bit.

  • We are feeling some tension between the challenges of customization and constraints. The former keeps things highly malleable but the latter allows us to more rapidly iterate and elevate the experience. We expect these tradeoffs to continue.


Product Development

Last week we demonstrated a tool (built on top of Google Forms) that would aid you in: a) running question by question games (vs round based) with Google b) grading the answers rapidly c) showing a scoreboard periodically throughout the game. We showed you what it would like for the user to be exposed to this tool, which has deeper visual integration into Luna Park. Now, we want to show you what it looks like on the host side. Admittedly, it does require a bit of extra management but we think the tradeoff is worth it given the enhanced user experience and ability to produce a scoreboard at any time. Take a look and let us know what you think.



Team

  • Arlen: Getting to know you

  • Ben: Our fearless leader

  • Bo: Keeping us all on track

  • Yusang: Bringing it to life

  • Boen: Making LP beautiful


Help Wanted

  • Have you seen anyone running an impressive game show experience online? Please reach out and let us know.

  • If you would like to be on the alpha test list please follow the steps at this link. We will begin sending out invites soon.

  • If you haven’t followed us on Instagram yet what are you waiting for? Click here.


Kudos

  • Josh for bringing us a great opportunity

  • Keith @ Captain Jim’s for sharing feedback

  • Caspar for inspiring some good ideas


Thanks for reading! 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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