The game is Darts for the iPhone. It's OK but it's more like a simulation than anything I'd ever claim to be overtly "fun". I am looking for some ideas to spice up the gameplay. What are your thoughts?
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Let other people play it while you watch. Consider their reactions. Ask for their comments, and listen to them - this is surprisingly difficult.
Not knowing much about your game, it's difficult to give any more specific suggestions, but here are some that may or may not apply;
- Eye-candy is always fun. Consider television-sports game like huge transitions, replays, particles (explosions or confetti), etc
- Various game modes may help. Invent new ones!
- Scoring can be tweaked to make things more interesting, like chains, trying to get certain patterns, etc
- And of course, achievements for managing to do specific things.
When I first looked at your game I immediately expected that I'd be able to hold my phone in my hand like I would a dart and make a throwing motion, in order to throw the virtual dart using the accelerometer. However, it doesn't look like you actually have that feature. I think that would be a pretty neat thing to add. Of course, not being able to see the screen when you're throwing would be something of an issue, and you might want to look into what liability you could be facing for basically encouraging people to almost throw their phones... Even so, I think it'd be a very novel and Wii-like way to play the game.