Today’s update will be about ideas. One of the big goals of the exchange is to help share ideas. This can be anything: ideas about game concepts, ideas about characters, or whatever other ideas you may have! There are many cases where you have some great ideas, but don’t have the time to be able to put those into a game. By sharing your ideas, there’s the chance that someone else may be inspired and build on them.
Lets get started.
When you first login to the exchange, you’ll go to the Ideas section. This is where you can see a listing of all posted ideas. You’ll be able to search and filter ideas from here, as well as publish your own ideas.
(ideas in the screenshots taken from http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/blueroom/plots.htm)
Now, let’s say you wanted to publish a new idea… click on the + button in the top-right corner. You’ll then be taken to the New Idea page.
You can fill out the information about your idea. The editor for the description field supports Markdown for formatting.
And when you’re ready, you can preview to make sure everything looks good.
Finally, click Publish and your idea is saved!
That’s everything for ideas for now. This is just the beginning, and I would love to hear your feedback and feature requests for this!
As a reminder: the beta registration form for the Eclipse Exchange is now available at https://exchange.eclipseorigins.com. Registration will be open until a week before the launch date, and more updates on this project will be posted in this board.