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Screen Share Has Arrived

Hello!


Welcome to all the new folks who will be receiving a Luna Park update for the first time. As promised, we created an archive for the previous newsletters so you can review all prior content. As always, we will continue to keep these updates coming twice a month.


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

  • Ran 2 successful tests on the platform with external hosts running a trivia session for the Luna Park team. In each case, we discovered a few bugs but it was an overall success.

  • Crossed 50 followers on Instagram, which is small but we’re very appreciative! We are going to keep growing the following and have some ideas to supercharge it.

  • We had a bit of a breakthrough from a product perspective on how to handle the host view to ensure there is a feeling of the crowd.

  • We’ve started posting to Instagram Stories daily promoting your events. Feel free to tag us in posts so that we can spotlight your efforts.


Lowlights

  • We want to be moving faster on product development but a couple of our developers have vacations coming up which may slow down progress a bit.

  • Hiring has been a bit slower than anticipated though we are making significant progress now and hope to have some positive news to report soon. Keep an eye on the team section : )

  • Meeting has definitely been much harder since we returned to New York (from the upstate area). It’s slowed our overall pace a bit.


Product Development

Many of you have asked about the ability to screen share. I’m happy to announce that we successfully deployed this feature last week. Luna Park allows you to screenshare the entire content of your screen, which isn’t particularly novel. However, we also allow the host to determine which corner of the screen they would like to present from and automatically adjust their placement during the game. Our goal is to enable each of you to improve the presentation of your online game without significant effort. This feature is a very small step but is representative of our philosophy. We are hopeful that this is just the beginning. Click the image below to play a video walkthrough hosted by Yusang.



Team

  • Arlen: Getting to know you

  • Ben: Our fearless leader

  • Bo: Keeping us all on track

  • Yusang: Bringing it to life


Help Wanted

  • We’ve created a very short survey (only 5 questions) that we’d really appreciate your feedback on. I promise it will take less than 2 minutes! Thank you 💗

  • For those of you that are using Google Forms we are working on some solutions to improve your experience. We need some completed Google answer sheets from your past games (the sheet where your Google forms dump the data) to utilize for testing. Would any of you mind sharing one or more of these sheets with us? We will keep it confidential.

  • Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram.


Kudos

  • Dougie and Ali for being pioneers

  • Jason Watson for continuing to inspire us

  • Jason Borsom for educating us on Google Forms


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.


Arlen, Ben, Bo, and Yusang

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