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Gameful Games Ideas…

April 13, 2011

Here’s some ideas in need of a game doing the rounds at Gameful…

I’m a teacher and I hate marking. Any other educators around who fancy joining me in trying to develop a game to make this part of our jobs more fun?

I’m currently doing some marking for the UWE Games Technology course – I wonder if a game about marking games would be fun or meta-fun?

I was talking about how much marking I had on at the moment to a fellow developer and he remarked; “It’s a games course; just roll  2d10 for the mark.” Lol!

Or how about making the dull job of greeting people as they enter a store fun?  Persoanly I don’t like the idea of ‘greeters’ – perhaps its my English reserve or that it seems a soul-crushing job to me (but then I’ve never done it) however the game version does seem a challenge!

Being a Greeter in a store like Walmart may not sound to difficult, but it is hard to enthusiastic greeting thousands of people each day. So much boredom. Howdy Stranger! flips this boring job on its head. Greeters would greet people entering the store, and would enter each unique reply on the Howdy Stranger! site. Players have to find new ways to greet people in order to receive strange, new answers.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 13, 2011 3:52 pm

    Interesting! But I agree about the greeters… they do depress me 😦

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