"Go to the Games section of Trending and you'll find the gaming industry in Scratch has been mostly monopolized by platformers and those boring bouncy jump minigames. The platformers there are generic. Everybody's using @griffpatch's scrolling platformer engine and ALL of them have this stereotypical black cyclops as a player. Multiplayer platformers used to be hidden gems but now everybody's making them and they're popping up everywhere. People steal assets without even giving credit."
I would like to thank the following people for responding to my comment. Your reward is a shoutout.
And @fishfish2222 was the first to reply to my studio invite.
Go follow them!
Anyway, this is true. I would like to ask you to start creating NON-GENERIC platformers. It'll be good for all of us. Invite all your followers. We need to fix this. Add non-generic platformers. Comment if you want to be a curator. Also note that people tend to like projects if they are famous, despite the fact that they may be generic. This is known as the bandwagon effect.
FOLLOW THE STUDIO TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! LET'S GET THIS FRONT PAGED!
#SCGP (Stop Creating Generic Platformers) Put the tag in any projects pertaining to the subject!
So, what can you do to make platformers non-generic?
Invisible/Fake stuff (platforms, dangers, portals)
Quiz (you beat one level, then you'll have to answer a question before you can move on)
Interactive Menu Screen (buttons)
Prize Bubbles with skins inside
"People are just too fame hungry, and famous scratchers are insisting they worked "days" on their generic projects that get on Trending. The small handful of platformers that are non-generic barely get any views. It's sad seeing this situation :)"
"Another issue is people putting hashtags into the titles of their games just to get on Trending. While browsing Scratch, I once found a project on Trending that was literally called #Games #Tutorials #Music #Art #Stories #All and it was a blank screen with the default Scratch Cat on it."
"Most platformers these days are extremely short and stereotypical, and the creators of them only care about popularity."
"People just randomly spam tags just so that their project will come up when it's searched."
"People should focus more on what Scratch is all about: Imagine, Program, and Share."
"People are creating generic platformers just because they want fame."
"People can't think of new ideas for platformers, so they just copy someone else's projects/ideas."
"Scratch doesn't need a new Ninja 5, or a new Appel. If you can't think of an original idea, there is no need to publish a copied platformer."
"Don't mindlessly copy famous platformers, or create generic platformers when you know they're bad. It leaves a horrible impression on your project viewers who think you only want fame."
“Making Generic platformers is not nice. Since Generic platformers always have so many views, it makes non-generic platformers have no views, that's why DON'T COPY CODE! Popular people might just make something nice so many people liked it, then they just keep making sequels! That's totally UNFAIR!!”
"Majority of the platformers I see all look the same, the obstacles are not even that difficult and the games are so short!"
We have a "3 strikes and you're out" system. In case you get 3 strikes, you will be banned from the studio for one month. You may come back after the time period, and your strikes will be cleared. If you are a repeat offender, you will be permanently banned. Here is a list of things you shouldn't do on this studio without permission:
*** Penalty: 1 strike ***
> Removing 1-5 projects
> Being rude or disrespectful
> Changing the title, thumbnail, or description without @mm-21 or @narpy49's permission
> Adding generic platformers or non-platformers
*** Penalty: 2 strikes ***
> Lying, making stuff up, or purposefully tricking people on the comments
> Removing parts of the description
> Removing 1-3 curators
*** Penalty: 3 strikes (Automatic ban) ***
> Removing 4+ curators, 6+ projects, or large amounts of the description
> Being extremely rude or disrespectful
These rules take precedence starting from April 21, 2021.