PUG (Party Up Gamer) is a matching service for gamers. Why? Because let’s face it, you want to pew pew a little, you log into your favorite game looking forward to having a good time, and the next thing you know you’re paired up with some randoms. Normally randoms are just that randoms. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad. Sometimes they have VOIP, sometimes they don’t. In short it’s the status quo.
Well, we at PUG think this status quo sucks. Which is why we’re diligently working towards making the multiplayer gaming experience better and more fun by connecting you to gamers that you’ll enjoy playing with.
How do we do this? Easy peasy. Algorithms. But for those matching algorithms to work we need some stuff from you.
When you sign up for PUG you can opt in, and import your gamer profile. This will helps us fill in basic info on your games, achievements, etc.. then you answer a couple of questions, age, location, vocation, play style, so on and so forth, to complete your profile. The more info we have, the better we’re able to match you.
Now onto the good stuff. Say you’re looking to play BF3 with people 30-35 years old, in the Eastern Time zone, who are Web Developers and into Dub Step and use VOIP. Just fill out those variables, click the match button and you got a list of who’s online playing now that matches those attributes. Simple, effective, awesome.
Team PUG is comprised of Nathan Roth and Jacek Grebski, who have made such things as Badger, a social photo sharing platform, f3fundit, an entrepreneurship portal, and countless other web, mobile and iOS projects. So dev wise, you’re in good hands. Oh yeah, we also game.