I wanted to throw this out there. I started thinking about upcoming games still in pre-production. Currently, the forums work okay for posting something like Trailers for projects we're working on, or to announce crowdfunding campaigns.
But they're perhaps harder for people to find than they could be. Like, for example, if they could be found on Oculus Share. Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a "Featured Trailers" section to keep track of new developments? And possibly an "Active Crowdfunding Campaigns" overview dedicated to Rift projects? I for one would appreciate a place like that to find unreleased, but interesting projects to keep an eye on.
Idea #1 Share Trailers
There is a way to achieve this with minimal effort on Oculus' part—using Youtube as main content manager. I imagine it could be as simple as creating playlists on Oculus' main YT channel (playlists for software categories, matching the genres offered on Share).
These lists could then be embedded on a subpage on Share. I'm thinking that if they showed categorized trailer playlists, then it wouldn't need much more than additional "Most popular this week" and "Most Recent" lists to be a great addition to Share and a valuable community venue for VR software discovery.
Devs would upload their trailer to their own YT channel as they already do. The Oculus team would only need to add those they find worthy to a YT playlist — in turn it'd automatically pop up on Share Trailers page.
Idea #2 Find Active Crowdfunding Campaigns
Another idea for Share is a page that displays "Active Crowdfunding Compaigns" for Oculus Rift games. A page showing embedded information panels about any active Rift-related kickstarter campaigns.
I'm sure that it'd be both of interest to consumers looking for Rift projects to fund, as well as a PR boost for the developers running the campaigns.
Anyway, just ideas that I thought at least worth sharing with you guys. And I suppose these could just as well be hosted on OculusVR.com, but it feels like a perfect fit for Share's goals and spirit of discovery. What do you think?