We’re not a big game development studio, actually calling us a studio would be quite an exaggeration. So, we don’t have a big budget to help promote the game we’ve put so much time into designing the past few months, and we’re pretty reliant of word-of-mouth to help expand Starpires.
To help this process, you get virtual rewards in the Starpires universe for each one of your friends that you refer. For each person you will get 5 bonus turns after they play their first 10 turns and another 5 bonus turns after they play their first 100 turns. We do this to prevent people from just creating a bunch of sock puppet accounts in order to get lots of extra turns.
Each player has a unique “Referral URL”, accessible on the referral console. If a new player finds the game through your referral URL, that player will get credited to you. You could send this referral url in an email, post it on your blog, etc.
We’ve also added a couple of convenient buttons to the referral console to send your referral URL as well as a description of Starpires to your FB friends, or post it on you Facebook wall. So help us spread the word about Starpires, but please don’t spam anyone.
If you are having a hard time finding the referral console it’s the “R” button next to your empire name.