Yesterday I ran a little validation experiment over on Twitter and Google+:
— Antti Kirjavainen (@anttiki) July 18, 2012
The result was fairly positive. Even though I did not get a ton of RT’s or +1’s, I got my share of the love and people I respect showed their interest. Plus some LeanStartup related Twitter accounts followed me straight after.
So I got the signal I needed: I might be on the right track.
So the following night I designed the first test prototype, the simplest thing that could work. And tomorrow night I’m going to test it with three un-suspecting volunteers.
I’m going to continue reporting how this goes and add more detail later about the designs and experiments themselves. Just to give you a concrete example on how to design a game iteratively. And using Customer Development as well.