Nevermind games with complicated player councils
browser sandbox Glitch
puts the power in the hands of the people. The game is free-to-play and back in beta, but once the game relaunches, those who've subscribed can make use of their accrued benefits, which include up to five votes per month in dev-led referenda on the game's content. Players can save their votes up and then cast them all at once or one at a time on whatever issues they feel deserve prioritization, although it's the devs, not the players, who will decide what each referendum entails.
So what do you think -- is it a good idea to let players vote (or pay to vote) on what content makes it into a game?
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