Alex Gounares is an accomplished and visionary technology executive. He has done four startups, was CTO for multi-billion dollars businesses, and perhaps most relevantly, he is currently writing a lot of Node.js code for his new company Concurix.com (a Node.js tools vendor).
He has judged many startup competitions over the years, and is looking forward to the NKO competition.
You nailed it with the charades / wheel of fortune combo; that was definitely discussed to try to give guessers a better advantage if the actor is doing a poor job. We'd rather have people who play the game feel smart rather than discouraged.
We also have variable control over the percentage of letters in the word that is presented to guessers. I believe its set to 60% at the moment. We chose a higher precentage after playing a few times an noticing that it was too dificult with some of our harder phrases to act out. We created phrases in the beginning that were tough to act out but narrowed it down to more "actable" phrases in order to keep user attention.
Thanks for checking out frasy!
Hi Alex, we didn't finish implementing the dashboard during the hackathon, but definitely will if we carry forward!
Hi Alex, thanks for your feedback. Yes, we tested it only in Chrome right now.
Note: we're using git, not github.