Player.me is a centralized social profile for gamers that allows them to connect with their fanbase and also with other gamers. Gamers or users can sign up and create a central profile page that includes ties to all of the major social outfits a gamer would make use of; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. When they tie in these networks they are then able to add a bio or description, choose their favourite games, follow other gamers and even message other gamers to team up on projects.
The aim is to create a central web presence for gamers so when they advertise themselves they can always direct their fans to one location for all of their social presences.
Their biggest competitor is a mix of YouTube and Twitch which now allow gamers to aggregate their presence links. However it is done in a very subliminal way. With the added mess up on YouTube’s part with the commenting system it opens up the gap even further.
So far they have garnered a number of sign ups despite being in their pre-beta stage and the team eagerly waits for the launch with private-beta.
However, their biggest hurdle is feature creep. The more they get into building v1.0 the more features they begin to think about. As of now they are just trying to keep v1.0 sleek and lean while still incorporating all of the core functionality they want users to take advantage of.
Player.me has a large list of milestones to hit which include partnerships, but until everything is ready to go they won’t be able to announce anything. At the moment they just want to build a fun to use product, once they know their users like the product and want to make use of the product, then they will look at fundraising to some extent.
So far the startup has been moving at the speed of sound from cementing the idea to having it in pre-beta in a very short time. They are all motivated to get something beautiful ready to show the signed up users.
The team advices young entrepreneurs to “Validate your idea, be patient and keep in mind marketing is just as important as having a quality product.”
Player.me is a brilliant platform for players to explore new games and connect with fellow gamers thus creating their own little community. The website is a simple yet very useful online gaming community for hardcore gamers to connect and collaborate. We wish the team luck and hope it helps gamers across the globe come together.