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Do sites that give you no game info actually get you to sign up?

LynxJSALynxJSA Member RarePosts: 3,198
Every once in a while I see an ad here for a game and I'm like "Ok, that might be cool. Let's check it out."  Almost every time i do that it takes me to a page that is nothing more than 
  • the game name
  • fields for email address and password
  • a "Play Now" button

No screenshots. No videos. No feature list. And no links to anything beyond that page. Since the days of Grepolis, Evony, Ikariam and the thousand other PBBGs these landing pages have been around, so evidently they work, but....WHY? 

What is the benefit to the user (you and me) to give out an email address or link FB/G+ to a site that the user knows nothing about. Any insight on what kind of person does this or even why it's done? 

Is it sheer curiosity of what's behind the curtain?

Comments

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,651
    Whenever I see that I get out of there quickly.
  • TsiyaTsiya Member UncommonPosts: 280
    There's a game in beta now by a developer that I really enjoy that has a portal with no gameplay information, race or class data, nothing about the actual game. As much as I'd love to try it as I've gotten many hours of enjoyment from their other games, if you can't give me at least the basics, I'm not gonna give you my money/bandwidth/disc space.

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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    No, games like that tend to be browser games, not really something i am into.
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