Im going to start off with something I and many others regularly have to do. Travelling on buses.We have all been in this situation, where your travelling on a bus or train and you have absolutely nothing to doYour just bored out of your mind.
Well I’ve been in that state of boredom and there is a game you can play to occupy yourself during this journey. The game requires both your imagination and your surroundings.By surroundings I mean everything outside the window.Your surroundings act as the platform for the game.
The game itself is to imagine a sort of 2-D scroller like Mario outside the window. You use your imagination to make your character jump over objects or collect things. And you can use your physical surroundings as obstacles. Like poles and fences.
Cooking is something that I would do on a daily basis.So why not make some sort of game out of cooking?Well I had a good think about this and this is what I came up with
You need just two things to play this game, ingredients and a timerFirstly select your ingredients, the more random the better. Then Set yourself a timeline, like 20 minutes.Now you have to go and create a meal within the timeline
This can be quite fun to do.But I realised that, just because the meal is quick does not mean the meal is tasty.
So going to college is a big part of my lifeAnd I thought there has to be some potential game I could create for this.So I looked at some of the basic things you do in college
Yes, tests and going out and having fun.The game is pretty simple. Challenge a friend to go out at least 3 times a weekAnd pass the final exam.
The winner will be decided by who gets the highest grade overall and by who goes out the most amountIt encourages education and social activities
I watch a lot of movies and TV programsAnd sometimes I can get annoyed at how the film/ or program ends.So I was thinking why not let the viewer choose the path of the movie, almost like an RPG
Wouldn’t it be interesting to see, if Luke did join the dark side?Or if woody and buzz light-year never got home?These options could be possible with interactive films, because you would choose.
All this would lead up to an ending that would represent the choices that you have made through-out the film.
If your like me and you like listening to music then you will like this game.Its based around the different type of genre music.
So the first person picks a song, it can be any song and from any genre.Then the next person must pick a song from the same genre or a sub-genre. It then continues until someone messes it all up, and sticks on westlife while we are on the rock genre.
This game can keep going, its mostly for the entertainment.But there can be a winner aswell, if your opponent doesn’t know their basic genres.
Colin Gough<br />5 areas of life that could be a game.<br />