Monday, March 31, 2008

Attack of the Banjo on the High Seas

Ok, so here's a pretty brilliant game design contest: The Video Game Name Generator Competition. Basically, you had to go to a website that randomly creates a video game name for you, and design a video game based on that name.

Given that they have screenshots with the names, they are all pretty darn amusing. At some point I will probably even risk the downloads of a partially completed joke (or not so jokey) game to see how they play,especially given that people actually went through the time and effort to do this.

After all, after watching Nintendo just hammer out game after game with word Mario affixed to the title, it's time for some new IP (intellectual property). Who knows what horrors could possibly await at "My First Skydiving Academy?" Or what the learning value of playing "Obsessive Compulsive Penguin Simulator" could entail? And who would want to miss the amazing action of "Morbidly Obese Rugby Nation?"

But I guarantee you, nothing can prepare you for the carnage that must entail in "Papal Shotgun Gladiator."

Hmmmm, I think I have an idea the next time I guest host the Game Design Showdown....

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