CrowdDev: Viewers vote on a short game they want developed, they vote on everything from mechanics to story. Then I post videos of the interesting parts of developing that short game with free downloads.
So, I started a project a while back and had been working on it off and on between school and work. With poor backup management on my part and a failed SSD, that project no longer exists… However, I’ve learned so much this past year and a half and thought I’d try something new while I’m still working on my degree.
I’m always finding myself making quick proof of concept projects just to see if I can do them. I usually get them working and then abandon them for lack of interest or motivation (dino-lasers, Mario-kart league, etc). I had an idea for a Youtube channel where I make a short game and the viewers vote on what kind of mechanics and such they want in it. Basically, it’s a game primarily thought up and voted on by others and then developed by me (if others want to contribute help, that might work too). The resulting games would be free for download with the possibility of it becoming a full fledged game in the future. I don’t even know a gamer out there that doesn’t have some kind of idea for a game they want to play or adjustments to a game they think could be better. I think this would be a fun past time for me while I’m still in school and would get more people interested in the design and development of games.
Does this sound like something you’d be interested in participating in and/or watching? I haven’t worked out many of the details like what kind of voting system I’d use so I’d love to hear what you all think!