Many major game publishers have been engaging in anti-consumer business tactics with impunity, so having a space where people can compile their praise and criticisms of various publishers would be a good way to offer transparent public feedback to game publishers.
What it does
Like Yelp and RateMyProfessor, RateMyPublisher is meant to be a user friendly, open source reviewing site where users can review a game publisher based on their business practices. Rather than compile the success of their releases like Metacritic, we want users to compile their overall experience with game publishers so that those who visit the website my know which publishers to avoid upon launch and which publishers are generally trustworthy when it comes to delivering a quality product.
How we built it
We're trying to build it using Bootstrap, CSS, and HTML.
Challenges we ran into
Most of us know nothing about web development but we wanted to push ourselves and try our hand at something out of our range. It seemed pretty Pyrrhic and futile since many of our original peers gave up, but we chose to at least present our idea.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Nothing as of yet
What we learned
What's next for RateMyPublisher
We will expand upon this after the hackathon