I program java every now and then as a hobby. I have made a simple game but I would like to add on to it and make it more complex and fun. Would asking for additional game elements or for a new direction to take my game on Programmers SE be on topic and appreciated?

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Probably not.

Game design isn't something that is the realm of the conceptual or architectural software design. Questions about MVC, or organization of the code may be on topic here, but the game elements themselves would likely be off topic.

You may wish to look into GameDev.SE and asking in their chat room first about how to structure the question or even if its appropriate on the main site (often such questions can be answered in chat... though I'm not active on GameDev or their chat so can't say for sure).

  • Thanks for the reference! I didn't know that existed. Feb 8, 2015 at 4:05
  • @FarazMasroor glancing at your recent question, I would suggest bouncing it around in their chat room. The "what features should I be adding" is something that ends up being a poll which doesn't work well in the Q&A format. The gamedev chat room may also have other suggestions for resources to go to (for example, if you are building a roguelike game, there are forums dedicated to that genera that can help you even more than they can in chat).
    – user40980
    Feb 9, 2015 at 2:42
  • Good answer, but I would add that this question would likely be "too broad" regardless of the SE site. Upvoted for the chat room suggestion.
    – user22815
    Feb 11, 2015 at 21:13

You can drop by Code Review and get the code for your game review, if what you have is already working.

Be aware though that Code Review is not there to ask for "feature requests", but to clean up your code - which can make it possible for complex things to be added easier. (Although some people might come up with feature requests anyway...)

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