though not fully ten and also late in uploadin’, below are my ideas for the last two game projects:
Fast-Food All-Star – The player stars as the premier employee at the fast food chain Eat-A-Lot where customers are always lined up for its famous Food Goop. For each customer you must turn a rusty old lever to release the Food Goop from the dripper into the customer’s open mouth. If you feed them too little, they will not leave from under the dripper. If you feed them too much, they will be eaten by the next customer. If you feed them just right they will lick their lips and slug on out. This is a game about making people feel disgusting.
Hot Dog Eating Contest – You and your team of two other people are competing against another team of three people to become the Hot Dog Kings!! One person cooks the dogs, another ties them to strings hanging from the ceiling, while the last eats these Dangling Dogs. The teams have four minutes to consume as many dogs as possible; the team with the most dogs eaten is the winner. As a fun bonus if you can throw a dog at your Consumption Teammate and they successfully catch it in their mouth, you get 3 additional hot dog points added to your score: Hot DOG! Our animation, blue goop (haas_cycle), made me think of disgusting, mindless consumption. People do things like the cinnamon/gallon challenge all the time despite knowing that it’ll result in pure barfing – with these in mind, hot dog eating contest is about doing stupid gross things without considering the nature of what you are actually doing.
My Planet – The player sits on a park bench with a big plastic bag full of snacks and must aim their created garbage at the local wildlife, fellow parkers, and plant-life. They can slowly reach into their bag of snacks, unwrap/eat a snack, then proceed to chuck it at what they please. Gross sounds come from when the player eats. Feedback from what the player hits is not very extreme. The game would focus on a feeling of apathy rather than comedy or environmental preachiness.
RETAIL THERAPY – Browse through the fake internet purchasing cool items and watch as you see your bank account funds rapidly decrease. Big text appear on screen next to your bank statement like -$900 RENT or -$35 GUMMY BEARS. The landlord comes knocking at the door once you dip into the negative!
Pest Control – You play as a small blob on a kitchen floor. At first you hop about body stomping kitchen bugs, but as you collect more you become bigger and move lurchier. As you become bigger you can spit out minion goos to lose mass but collect the bugs you are too slow to catch. You can control each minion goo with random key board buttons to make them hop or come back to you.
Public Space – This game focuses on creating a publicly created space on the internet. I would put-up half sheets of paper with a specific link that would allow the person with that link to edit a facet of the webpage.This could link could lead to editing what certain text displays/how, a banner image, a hyperlink, etc. Multiple people can pick up and edit the same link. The idea is to have a website that encourages people to do with it whatever they want.
TOY BOX ! – The game focuses on giving players props, a few lines of direction, and a certain amount of time to create their own rules based upon it. TOY BOX! challenges players to think on their feet and come up with their own experiences.
Social Climber – Facebook game – A game that gives you points for sending tweets or certain messages selected via social media. It gives you a selection of options what you can tweet or send, and the more strange or hurtful the message, the higher the point pay off. You can also send a certain amount of messages per day. The points you receive allow you to cultivate some digital representation of consumption like a bunch of virtual dogs where you buy them toys and close, or a virtual house that you can upgrade and buy furniture for.
we are building a religion ( what is religion?? ) – Essentially the game is a set of guidelines that helps a group of players come up with a new ideology/religion. It has them come up with either imaginary or real-life figureheads, a mantra, a few symbols, and some tenants to follow. The players will then follow these new practices despite their possible hiliarity/absurdity for three days and then observe the outcome of the exercise afterwards.
video game police – I would go online in an extremely violent video game and state the specific felony charge for every illegal action taken. In doing this, it would possibly encourage players to reflect upon the enormous amount of violence they participate in or consume in entertainment.
censorship test – A web plug-in that either blocks certain words and images or replaces them with others. The plug-in also frequently pushes pop-ups that say things like “hey, get to work” and log you out of facebook/twitter and take you to a different sort of propaganda link instead. It will also start typing in whatever text field you yourself are currently typing in.