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Flippin' Nora - why do we even bother with creating interesting games??!! ;-)

gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
edited June 2014 in Non-GS Game News

""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

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  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 0Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    edited June 2014

    sigh

    I'm at a loss for words...

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member

    @Braydon_SFX said:

    I'm at a loss for words...

    "Yo" ?

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member
    edited June 2014

    I quite like it, but it's not really a game, it's an experiment in social anthropology or a mobile meme or even a piece of art . . . or whatever . . . but it's not a game, I wouldn't use it, but I like the fact that these kinds of things exist.

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member

    [starts working on Yo clone template]

  • gamestudentgamestudent Posts: 504Member, PRO

    I like it too @socks. It has a certain attitude to it that I find quite interesting. Maybe because it's remarkably different from most other things?

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited June 2014

    @gamestudent said:
    I like it too @socks.

    I like it too too! :smile: The thread heading was tongue-in-cheek to an extent... :wink:

    Although I still think..

    ..is an awful lot of cash from investors and sort of a silly amount for what this is. It's not as though there's any new technology there... couldn't they have just copied the (very) simple principle and save their money? What I'm saying is, I'm not sure what they're actually investing in...

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • BBEnkBBEnk Posts: 1,764Member

    Well judging by the ridiculous prices companies are paying for apps these days, Facebook will probably buy this for 100 billion dollars.

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO

    Ha! You could be right, @BBEnk.. :smile:

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • natzuurnatzuur Posts: 304Member

    Rofl that's actually pretty awesome. But man those are some dumb investors... Or geniuses. One of the two.

  • BazookaTimeBazookaTime Posts: 1,274Member

    I don't get it but maybe this isn't geared towards someone like me.

  • StormyStudioStormyStudio United KingdomPosts: 3,987Member
    edited June 2014

    Simple idea, but it does have a certain appeal.

    1 million is more than a little crazy though. Especially if what makes it cool is its
    simplicity.. when they start trying to make money from it, it could well lose its appeal.

    But then I thought twitter was too simple, and snap chat, and instagram... so I definitely know nothing.

    I guess they're buying into what is a successful app and the potential for what it could be.

    If they keep the simple 'yo' sending ability with two taps... hmmm

    ... runs off to make... 'boh!' and 'oie'

  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,379Member, Sous Chef

    Gotta say, wish I thought of it. It's the casual stuff that does well more often than not.

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO

    @jonmulcahy said:
    Gotta say, wish I thought of it. It's the casual stuff that does well more often than not.

    Yo.

    :smiley:

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
    edited June 2014

    @gyroscope said:
    Flippin' Nora - why do we even bother with creating interesting games??!! ;-)

    Because this is a corner case. If you will make a crappy small app, my bet is that you will fail, with 99.99% probability. Also I want to point out, that idea of that app isn't that bad.

    Also I bother with creating interesting games, because a love to create worlds, the app in this example is basically just a software.

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited June 2014

    Fine sentiments, @imGua but I'll quote myself from an earlier post on this thread:

    @gyroscope said:
    I like it too too! :smile: The thread heading was tongue-in-cheek to an extent... :wink:

    The --wink-- at the end of the title indicates a sense of humour, "if you will" - implying there's no need for an explanation. (Except for the question later which was what is it that investors are actually investing in).

    I'll try my bestest not to make a crappy small app, cheers; you carry on with creating your interesting games you make with so much bother. With a software. Yo.

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • TosanuTosanu Posts: 388Member, PRO

    Un-flipping-believable. I think I just got a nosebleed from reading that article.

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited June 2014

    @CodeCell said:
    Well, if you look at it this way, It takes Two Taps to send it. Why not One. Seriously, thats a 2 million dollar idea just there.... Your welcome.

    @Tosanu said:
    Un-flipping-believable. I think I just got a nosebleed from reading that article.

    Ha and Ha! :smiley:

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,538Member

    It's crazy what makes big money! Just seems like a big crap shoot, if you get lucky you make some serious dollars, if you don't get lucky you just hand around with the rest of the crowd.

    That's why I'll continue to just make what I feel like at the time, for fun. If I get lucky with some real money some day it will just be that much more exciting. :)

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO

    @jamie_c

    Hi Jamie, really good way of thinking for certain; I try to think the same way too:

    Make apps and games for the love it and if any make any money that'd be great. At least that way, we're not disappointed too much! :smile:

    ""You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike." - Zork        temp domain http://spidergriffin.wix.com/alphaghostapps

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,538Member

    @gyroscope, yeah, I'm sure it's somewhat of a defense mechanism on my part to avoid disappointment. :)

    But I do enjoy just making games and creating anything really so I'll keep it up even if I never get rich from it.

  • EOSEOS Posts: 74Member

    I wonder if this was an attempt (and success!) to purposely make/market a useless viral app in order to gain a large user base, then leverage those users with a more monetizable app from the same company in the near future.

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 0Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee

    @CodeCell said:
    Well, if you look at it this way, It takes Two Taps to send it. Why not One. Seriously, thats a 2 million dollar idea just there.... Your welcome.

    ...I'm sorry...I had to.

  • motorcycle boymotorcycle boy Posts: 429Member

    @Braydon_SFX said:
    sigh

    I'm at a loss for words...
    @Braydon_SFX said:
    sigh

    I'm at a loss for words...

    That's fine because all you need is a "yo!"

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 0Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee

    @dreichelt said:
    That's fine because all you need is a "yo!"

    True. True. :P

  • motorcycle boymotorcycle boy Posts: 429Member

    Hey if that's what the public wants, start thinking of tons of apps you can code in 8 hours and pop em up people! Head shaking will do no good. Emulate emulate emulate!!!

  • motorcycle boymotorcycle boy Posts: 429Member

    I think we should all have two mindsets. the mindset of making money, if that is why you make games, and the mindset of just making games that you enjoy. That way you will for sure make money at this as well as have a chance to be artistic. Currently I'm just developing apps I know have a chance at making money since I emulate. Where do you think Angry Birds came from? Def no one's original idea! They took "Crush the Castle" and change the graphics. Wala! Multibillion dollar company. Just emulate, make some good money, and then do the artistic ideas in your head. that's my plan at least.

  • CodeCellCodeCell Posts: 90Member
    edited June 2014

    There is always that one person..... :p
    @Braydon_SFX‌

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 0Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee

    @CodeCell‌ - Yeah, but only on certain days. :D

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