We are always pushing hard on product development but things have had an extra kick lately as we prepare for our November alpha launch. We have been working towards this date for months to get the product in a position for external users to try it. We have run a variety of tests to date but they have always been controlled. We are hoping within a few weeks to be able to share Luna Park with many of you.
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.
Four of our five team members have landed in Hudson, NY all within walking distance of each other. By Monday all five of us will be in town so we can collaborate and move even faster.
Now that we have a designer on the team we rebuilt www.GoLunaPark.com from scratch and relaunched it. Check it out!
Luna Park has continued to undergo significant iterations bringing much of what we shared with you previously to a stable product. We are nearing a point where the product will be user ready.
We are pushing hard on new experiments to help us improve the product beyond what you’ve seen to this point. It’s an exciting time for the Luna Park team.
Our Google Docs grading app is trapped in Google purgatory. As aforementioned, we are hoping this is a slowdown, not a roadblock.
We ran a test this week and caught an unfortunate bug that didn’t previously exist. It’s getting resolved ASAP but it was a bummer as it was during a live demo of the product.
There are a lot of “nice-to-have” cosmetic elements that may not make it in the first release of the product.
One of the original elements of the vision for Luna Park was to create a space that was purpose built for interactive entertainment. To us, that meant something that felt more akin to a small theatre than a business conference room. It was also important that each of you could customize the experience to suit your unique needs.
To this point, we haven’t put the spotlight on a feature we think enables each of you to really “own” your own slice of Luna Park → the ability to customize the background of the product with a static or moving image. If you watch the very short demo below you will see a variety of examples of how you can alter the background of Luna Park to fit your brand and personality. We hope to see you have some fun with this!
Arlen: Getting to know you
Ben: Our fearless leader
Bo: Keeping us all on track
Yusang: Bringing it to life
Boen: Making LP beautiful
If you would like to test the alpha product please follow the steps at this link
Jonathan for allowing us to feature his brand on the site
Paul for being an ally in the board meeting
Tony for the feedback and time
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.