GameApart makes it super easy and intuitive to play games online with your friends. Here’s how it works:
We built this during the COVID-19 quarantine, when we got bored during our virtual happy hours. We quickly realize that there weren’t a lot of options to easily play games with our friends over a video conference platform. There were things for hardcore gamers, and there were things that were hard to use, and some other things that were easy to use, but kinda lame. We decided to create something so easy that everyone from our youngest nephew to our oldest aunt could play games together and, hopefully, have a great time doing it.
While the idea came up during our social distancing, we also realized that this would have many uses even when life returned to “normal” — it’s great for people who might miss game night due to traveling, for parents who want to join a game night after the kids go to bed, for introverts who are social but prefer to stay home, for people who have to deal with bad weather in the winter, and for people who don’t want to buy and store a bunch of board and card games.
We like it, and we hope you do too!
A tablet or laptop to act as the tabletop, a smartphone to play your “hand”, a video conference tool to invite your friends and share the tabletop with them, and…people to play with! See “how to play” above for more details.
That depends on what pricing structure you choose — you can either pay a subscription OR get served short, well-integrated ads. We need to pay for hosting and dev costs somehow! Our team is pretty split on whether they’d rather not pay and watch an ad, or give away everything they own to never have to see an ad again, so we figured we’d let you choose! Subscriptions start at $4.99 for a year, with cheaper options for shorter time periods available.
That wasn’t hard to figure out, was it? CAH has a cool licensing dealio that allows us to use the framework they created, and add our own spin. We happen to love gifs, and thought blending the two would bring fun new life to a game we’ve played many times! We also allow you to select a G or PG-13 rating for your game, making it less awkward to play with your family or co-workers.
Full disclosure — most of our initial games are inspired by games you already love. As we grow, we plan to work with game designers to bring you fresh content by up-and-coming talent and be a spot where you’ll discover new games before the physical versions are released! (If you are a game designer and that sounds interesting to you, drop us a line!)
You bet! Our goal is to add 2 new games a month for our first 6 months, then develop a steady release schedule after that.