Agymozgató: 5 Million Messages In Only 2 Weeks!

Dávid Barna
Apr 16, 2019 · 6 min read

In this post, I will briefly talk about RoboRobo’s latest chatbot. Our riddle game bot, which we named Agymozgató (Mind-Breaker) has achieved very good results in just a few days, and we have also gained a lot of exciting experiences, so I think it is worth mentioning here too.

The goal of the project was primarily to research Bot UX and to study user behaviour. After the more function-based Sihuhu, this time we wanted to make a lighter, playful but to entertain users (and ourselves too 🙂 ).

How does it work?

In any case, we wanted this tiny brainstorming to end up with positive feelings and success for our users, so we have considered the importance of including the following two things: the ability to ask for help and a rewarding system. I’ll have a few more words about these later.

🤖 Bot personality

It is important to emphasize that the bot does not do chit-chat with the players, its operation is clearly solution-oriented. As a result, users will not be able to divert messaging in any other direction, and in any case, they will visit the game for nothing but the enjoyment of the brainstorming.

👊 Strengths

Given two people, one of them asks the question (in this case, it is the bot), and the other makes guesses and tries to figure out the answer (this is the user). If the player is lost, they ask for help from the other person, who tries to bring the player closer to the solution in a few words (just like what the bot does).

Agymozgató is also as flexible as a real person in the matter of accepting the right answer. It is not important for the bot that the users write their answers grammatically correct or totally accurate, as the bot ”thought”. The point is that the chatbot can see that the player has recognized what the answer may be, so the system accepts close synonyms or different spellings of the correct answer.

🔄 There’s no stop!

ℹ️ We help if needed

There are 2 pieces of help for each question. If the user wants to give up, the game will offer to send help in exchange for a star. Users are happy with a tiny piece of information to help solving the riddle. Because it costs a star, many people will consider stars valuable, and if possible, they’re going to try to solve the challenges without help, to save their starts they worked for.

The game offers help after the 3rd, 6th and 12th incorrect answers. We wanted to avoid frustration when users meet with a bit more difficult question.

If the user has already asked for the two lifelines per question, the bot will remind them that they can give up anytime.

Rewarding and motivation

🌌 GIFs

⭐ Stars

🏆 Praising message

Communication

Facebook post: “Have you answered all the questions? If so, write us how many 🌟s you have collected!”

In some of our posts, we encouraged users to interact, which is a huge reason for the rapid organic spread of the chatbot.

Results

#️⃣ In numbers

Stats of incoming and outgoing messages for the first two weeks

The Agymozgató Facebook page currently has more than 4,000 followers and, with over 900 reviews, has a 5-star rating. The presence of users is continuous, with more than 32,000 players in total, and 5–8,000 active users per day trying to solve riddles.

😻 Feedback

“Really does grind your gears.” “Very entertaining and exciting, can’t put it down!” “The whole family spends their time with this.” “Addictive!” — our users say

Agymozgató has proven that the forms and ways of chatbots are used is only limited by our own imagination and that users are happy to play with text-based games.

Check it out yourself: http://m.me/agymozgato/

Disclaimer: this is a translated version of an article originally posted on our own botblog.hu, on February 7, 2018.

Bot stats as of March 22, 2019:
32,000,000+ incoming messages, 190,000+ unique users, 5.0/5 rating with 1,500+ reviews.

RoboRobo Magazine

RoboRobo has grown from a StartUp studio, so we have a huge…

RoboRobo Magazine

RoboRobo has grown from a StartUp studio, so we have a huge amount of experience of coding, graphic design and UX. We design our bots with great self-devotion and in the fullest details to grant the future users the best experience.

Dávid Barna

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RoboRobo Magazine

RoboRobo has grown from a StartUp studio, so we have a huge amount of experience of coding, graphic design and UX. We design our bots with great self-devotion and in the fullest details to grant the future users the best experience.