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Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Haward Nov 4, 2013. 27 Replies

Dear Gameful members,I am new here, and come on a wave of inspiration initiated by witnessing Jane's inspiring approach to games' ability to change the world. I have a specific idea for a project…Continue

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Luke Haward and Game On Challenge are now friends
Nov 15, 2013
Yevdokia McDowell and Luke Haward are now friends
Nov 4, 2013
Luke Haward left a comment for Yevdokia McDowell
"Ah I cannot send a PM until you add me, so I'll wait until then! :D Best, Luke"
Nov 4, 2013
Luke Haward replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Scott, that's great thank you :) I'll be in touch shortly with a PM. By the way I think your second reply in this thread was destined somewhere else? :) Best, Luke"
Nov 4, 2013
Luke Haward replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Hi Kia, Thank you so much for your interest. I've had some great expressions of interest and support thus far, including from programmers and those involved in development, and I think the best thing for me to do now is just form a small…"
Nov 4, 2013
Scott Jacobson replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Count me in! I am currently working with Mac McGill and Pnet and others on homeless themed games! http://www.jnoodle.com/homeless/http://www.jnoodle.com/HoBOO/http://jnoodle.com/hobo101/"
Nov 3, 2013
Scott Jacobson replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"be happy to chat "
Nov 3, 2013
Yevdokia McDowell replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Luke, Your project sounds so innovative! I love the idea! How is it coming along? I'm a game programmer, and I've noticed that your situation is common among people with really great game ideas inspired by Jane's call to action.…"
Nov 3, 2013
Luke Haward replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Great, thanks Lien! I've added you as a friend, let's talk soon! Any other programmers reading this, we're taking people on at this time, about to launch a website and start the process of building a beta version of the Earth Hub,…"
Aug 22, 2013
Lien Ly replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Hi Luke, No problem, it is my pleasure to participate in an awesome project. Hope to collaborate with the team soon! Best, Lien"
Aug 21, 2013
Luke Haward replied to Becket Linn's discussion Looking for a game to build - would love for it to be a game for good! in the group Games for Change
"Hi Becket,  I have a feeling our projects could work very well together, every time I read something you've written ;) I hope that's mutual!  I've just sent you an email, to the teemplay email address. I hope that's…"
Aug 21, 2013
Luke Haward replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"HI Lien, Thank you so much, that's great! :) We'd be very glad to have you as part of the team. We're just now putting together plans for a beta version of the Earth Hub which will hopefully include the basic platform and three mini…"
Aug 21, 2013
Lien Ly replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Hi Luke,  After reading your idea for a great project, I would love to join a hand.  I am a software developer, though only 2 years of experience. I have written game before and here is one game whose core logic I…"
Aug 20, 2013
Luke Haward replied to Becket Linn's discussion Looking for a game to build - would love for it to be a game for good! in the group Games for Change
"Hi Becket, we've been in touch before :) I'm a little closer to getting my idea off the ground for a Game Hub for changing the world- we spoke briefly about it some months ago. I'm soon to be looking for funding, game designers and…"
Aug 13, 2013
Luke Haward replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Pascal, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to speaking with you further about collaboration. We are in the process of getting this project from the drawing board to the beta test, and I'll post more updates here soon. Best, Luke"
Jul 16, 2013
Pascal Lefrancq replied to Luke Haward's discussion Earth (working title), a metagame for bettering the world
"Hi Luke, I'm Pascal from Belgium and after reading your amazing post I believe I'm in the same situation as you. I wan't to make language learning games and don't have the coding or graphic skills. Listening to Jane nearly made…"
May 15, 2013

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Oxford, UK
Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
Earth
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
My life story IS a game
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Artist, Writer, Entrepreneur, Student, Teacher, Inventor, Researcher, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
a newbie (no game experience ... yet!)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Social games, iPhone / iPad games, Mobile games, Simulations, Crowdsourcing games, PC Games - multiplayer, Art and Experimental games, Educational games, You should add another category!
Will collaborate for
Experience and mentorship
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I am hoping to proffer a collaboration to the community whereby I can kickstart an idea I have for a world-bettering open source game. The hope would be that built into the design were the means for further programmers / charitable people to engage with the game whether it be to create new "mini-games" within it or to "enter the game" as an entity.
Games you’ve worked on ...
I am not a programmer, nor a graphical designer. I am a writer, ideas person, communications expert, and teacher. I can help a project in a number of essential ways but I cannot design the code of the game I have in mind, that's where (I hope) the community here comes in. I have worked on designs for a number of games, but not computer games. Most of these have been logic, mathematical, spatial and verbal puzzles, internationally published. I think I can readily adapt my experience to functionality design of the game I have in mind, at the least.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
Communications expert and teacher (Media studies, Communication studies, Creative & Critical thinking). Useful for promotion and organisation of project.

Published author and wordsmith, have produced a wide range of puzzles and games offline.

A good head for game functionality and design of gameplay.

A deep and abiding enthusisam for offering new free community sourced vehicles for change to the public.

A good attitude.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Lancelot (a text adventure from the late eighties, on the Amstrad CPC - this and others were formative in my gaming development as a young sproggin)

Poker (I have to say, this has been a passion for a number of years. I play tournament poker several times a week and have made a (less than steady) profit from it over time)

Farmville (I don't like this game. However encountering it did, in a roundabout way, lead me to the very idea that brings me to this site, and in this sense, has very much changed my life, at least the part of it I'm in as I write this! Don't worry, my idea is no kind of Farmville clone! If you are curious as to what exactly I'm trying to do, please ask...)

Hello everyone, I have just joined Gameful and will edit this later with further info, but wanted to post the main reason I'm here. I found this site through Jane whose approach fascinates me. I have a specifc idea I'd like to bring to fruition as a collaborative open source project and am seeking like-minded people to help make this happen. The idea itself is essentially a collaborative game whereby people can both aid and be educated about a range of charities and causes simply by playing, which will expand over time through open source contributions of further "games within the game" and by further charities wishing to be "in" the game. There is more to it than that of course, and a specific cause and mini-game in mind to begin the project. I'll post more on it soon. I'm initiailly seeking any and everyone with a qualification or experience that might help get this started, above all however at this stage, programmers.

 

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At 4:10pm on August 20, 2012, Gregory Mullen said…

Just wanted to stop by and say I really hope someone helps you with your idea for a game; it's similar to mine and therefore I love it.

Good luck, buddy.

 
 
 

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