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QNTMFSLC*
     playing and making games and
     interactive fiction through Twitter

     qntmfslc is Quantum of Solace w...
espionage in real world != spymaster




                                                                           Jagger...
Name Paul Denchfield
                                                                                                    L...
game controllers should have
                                 less buttons than this




                                 ...
games are more fun/easy to play
with more natural controllers

                                                           ...
even easier with every day
objects: SMS, Twitter




                                                                     ...
merge microfiction and
gameplay



                                                                               Jaggeree...
game commissioned for
                                         British Film Institute festival

                          ...
weaving in real world objects



                                                                               Jaggeree
Q...
follow M to join the game
                                                                      Jaggeree
QNTMFSLC - playin...
M sends missions as DMs




                                                                         Jaggeree
QNTMFSLC - p...
players DM their solutions back to M




                                                                             Jagg...
Twitter username   ••••••••••••••••
                                                                               Remembe...
active listening robots and a
                                        custom contol deck
                                 ...
surfacing game activity on twitter


                                                                                Jagge...
development time for game, 3 days

  faster to write software than do
  manual analysis



                               ...
all DM’s and @replies, no fake tweets,
 so not spammy

 players as advocates rather than
 as advertising pawns


         ...
thank you
      chris thorpe
      twitter:jaggeree
      can.we.talk@jaggeree.com




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  1. 1. QNTMFSLC* playing and making games and interactive fiction through Twitter qntmfslc is Quantum of Solace with the vowels removed Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work just a short 140 second talk about games built on and through twitter... here’s our example, a game of espionage played over twitter
  2. 2. espionage in real world != spymaster Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work but in the real world, not the activity stream... I’m not from spymaster
  3. 3. Name Paul Denchfield Location London pauldenchfield Web http://www.paulde... Bio Producer / Director 42 50 following followers Want to get your hands on Mark Updates 70 Ronson's keyboard? Check out the Favorites BBC Big Weekend site and join the Following Instrument Hunt. 7:59 AM May 22nd, 2007 from web The Gossip's guitar was stolen by Cyrus! Visit the Big Weekend website for details of how you can retrieve it - and keep it. 9:55 AM May 21st, 2007 from web WE DID IT! FOUR TRANSMITTERS DOWN, CYRUS RUN OUT OF TOWN, AND THE BIG WEEKEND IS SAFE. NICE WORK AND View All… THANKS! ENJOY THE MUSIC! 10:14 AM May 20th, 2007 from web RSS feed of pauldenchfield's updates Everyone head up to the VIP entrance now - by the north tip of tri 5 - going to see if I can get you backstage to find the final transmitter 9:36 AM May 20th, 2007 from web playing games since 2007 More from Vi: Transmitter is live and in place at triangle 1, up at the north end by the bar and open air stage. Everyone head over now! 8:38 AM May 20th, 2007 from web Just filmed a vid about the last two transmitters, putting it up on the blog in ten or so 8:00 AM May 20th, 2007 from web Got email from Vi: transmitter in place at triangle 5, right at the south by some stalls. Let's move. 7:12 AM May 20th, 2007 from web Brilliant - first one down! Triangle 2 is out. Three more transmitters to go. Be ready. 6:10 AM May 20th, 2007 from web News from Violet: transmitter is in place at triangle 3, by the signing and merch tents. Get there now! 5:53 AM May 20th, 2007 from web Guys here have a neat system. We've numbered the five Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games withthis.to south - so 3 is the new music tent. triangles 1- 5, north We'll navigate by Twitter /think/help/create/work 5:07 AM May 20th, 2007 from web We’ve got some form here, back in 2007 I was part of a team who produced an alternate Violet just emailed - she's going to know exactly when the reality game for BBC transmitters will be placed in position. Doingused a Twitter stream in the story telling of the in UK, we created and a vid now with more info game and to place clues May 20th, 2007 from web 4:51 AM Morning all. If you're coming to the fest today, have a big breakfast. We've got a big day ahead - transmitters to find, villains to foil. 2:20 AM May 20th, 2007 from web
  4. 4. game controllers should have less buttons than this Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work Many games are too complex, game controllers have even more buttons than the lifts in the Intercontinental
  5. 5. games are more fun/easy to play with more natural controllers Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work And we all know that if you make natural interfaces games are more fun/engaging and have a wider audience
  6. 6. even easier with every day objects: SMS, Twitter Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work So we make games with things like SMS and Twitter, everyday services/devices... we also learn about how they use these devices
  7. 7. merge microfiction and gameplay Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work Story telling and personal involvement in story telling are key too, like Japanese mobile phone fiction
  8. 8. game commissioned for British Film Institute festival Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work So we were asked to produce a game about James Bond for a pervasive games festival as part of their Cubby Broccoli season
  9. 9. weaving in real world objects Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work And we wanted to weave in real life objects like this toilet door graphic we added red dots to and turned into an assasination target
  10. 10. follow M to join the game Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work Game play is simple, follow M, who follows you back and DMs you
  11. 11. M sends missions as DMs Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work M then sends you on missions as DMs, remember, it’s a game about spying and DMs are hushed whispers
  12. 12. players DM their solutions back to M Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work The players then DM their solutions to the missions back to M, keeping their answers secret
  13. 13. Twitter username •••••••••••••••• Remember me Posted on May 2, 2009 by wiilassie More photos by wiilassie Views 9 Tags Tags temporarily disabled players send in twitpics Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work Login to leave a comment Sometimes the DMs contain Twitpic links if we’ve told them to photograph something ©2009 Twitpic Inc, All Rights Reserved Home Blog API FAQ Terms Contact
  14. 14. active listening robots and a custom contol deck Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work We have some automation tools, robots which sit talking to the Twitter API and deciding whether the player’s messages have fulfilled the missions and sending them on new ones. We also have a custom game control panel where we can look at messages which we can’t categorize and act on automatically
  15. 15. surfacing game activity on twitter Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work Instead of spamming back into the players stream we surface the game activity on a separate twitter account... player’s stream stays as their own. Here we’re surfacing it about 20 foot tall with a projector on a wall at the BFI using a hacked up copy of Twistori
  16. 16. development time for game, 3 days faster to write software than do manual analysis Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work Couple of quick points Took 3 man days to code the game logic robots and the custom deck It’s often faster to write software to perform analysis rather than to hire interns, never a replacment for human touch but can help to sift/sort and surface
  17. 17. all DM’s and @replies, no fake tweets, so not spammy players as advocates rather than as advertising pawns Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work all the game play is as DMs so doesn’t pollute the stream of real conversation and upset followers. the @replies are from the players and they write them themselves, so players are really advocates rather than pawns in a spammy viral/social advertising campaign
  18. 18. thank you chris thorpe twitter:jaggeree can.we.talk@jaggeree.com Jaggeree QNTMFSLC - playing and making games with Twitter /think/help/create/work thank you, now back off to London (yes I do really come from London)
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