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BluffBust

Online Social Bluffing Game


Tiny
Published 11/05/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

BluffBust is a unique social game that lets users put their ability to read body language to the test. The application lets users pick between two game types. The first option, simply named “Truth or Lie” lets users watch a video of someone telling a story. The user can click the truth or lie button to submit their answer and see if they guessed correctly. The second option is called “2 Truths and a Lie.” The user watches three separate stories with the understanding that two are true and one is false. The user can click the button that corresponds with the story they believe to be a lie. BluffBust users can play and upload videos to earn story badges or receive feedback and comments.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BluffBust was founded in January of 2012. The application has not seen significant popularity with reviewers and other web resources as of yet. That being said, there are a number of users already submitting or viewing videos. That number will likely grow as word spreads and more users discover this interesting online game. Along with a unique source of entertainment, BluffBust is also an excellent exercise for users to improve the way they interpret body language and tone when reading the truth in the words of others.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many online games that offer new ways to have fun with a browser. BluffBust is unique because the application relies entirely on user participation. The community provides both sides of gameplay: the viewer and the video. The user can learn quite a bit about how to detect a lie or how to sound convincing when being less than honest. BluffBust is meant for fun and entertainment only, but can help the user better understand the way individuals react when telling a lie or sharing an honest story.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

BluffBust may seem a little confusing at first, but the application is very easy to grasp. A new user is greeted by a number of colorful icons, a large video and suggestions for mobile access and current contests. The main navigation links are tucked in the upper, right hand corner. It takes only a moment or two for the user to get their bearings and figure out how to have fun with BluffBust.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can click the black “Join” link in the upper, right hand corner of the BluffBust homepage. The form on the following page asks for a username, email address, gender and password. A check box is automatically selected to sign the user up for the BluffBust newsletter. This can be manually unchecked if the user wishes to opt out. The user is automatically logged in and can being playing or start a new round.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can join the growing BluffBust community for free. The application does not require a credit card and gives the user access to unlimited gameplay. There is a coin purchasing option that lets users buy currency for the website using real money via Paypal. 400 coins costs $1.99, 1,200 coins costs $4.99, 3,000 coins costs $9.99 and 10,000 coins costs $24.99. These are used to buy various extras, including keys. With specified quantities of keys, the user can reset their stats, put their video at the beginning of the viewing line or remove all advertising from the website forever. These are optional purchases and not required to access basic gameplay functions.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BluffBust is a fun online game for anyone who enjoys socializing and reading others. The application is very easy to use and free, with paid options for users who want to support the site and get a few extra bonus services. The concept is simple and lets users get creative with how they tell and share stories. BluffBust is also a unique opportunity to see how well a user can determine if a story told to them is the truth or an outright lie.

  • Join an active online game community
  • Watch videos and guess at their validity
  • Upload video stories and see who believes or disbelieves the tale
  • Choose between two different game formats
  • Earn a place on the BluffBust leaderboards


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