Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My New Project! The Blank Verse Game!

Ok, so I haven't been around much for the last week or so.  That's because I've been putting the finishing touches on my latest project!  I call it Blank Verse, and it's inspired by a post from just about a year ago, come to think of it.  I probably could have planned to roll that out exactly on the 1 year date.  Oh well.

Of course, when I say "finishing touches" I really mean "Convince myself that any bugs left are not the end of the world, and nobody at all is going to see it if I never hit that Launch button."  In particular please forgive the coarseness of the design, I've got no skills in that area and have been trying to figure out how to improve.

I released the game early to email subscribers so some of you may have already seen it, either there or on Twitter/Facebook as people began sharing their games.  What I'd really like, and maybe some of you can help me out, is for people to hit that Contact button on the game and tell me what worked, what didn't, what you'd like to see improved.  Anybody can take the game for a spin once and declare it "Meh."  I want to know what it'll take to make you want to play it a dozen times and tell all your friends about it on Facebook.


Ophelia said...

Most of the madlibs I got don't make much sense. On the Julius Caesar one, I wrote "ear" for the first body part. "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ear."

Duane Morin said...

Do Mad Libs ever make sense? I did what I could to hint at the actual form of a word needed (past tense verbs, plural nouns, etc...) but there's a point at which explaining too much would make it too complicated -- "Please provide a three syllable adjective with emphasis on the first and last syllables that rhymes with the word you used 2 blanks ago."

I don't understand your example. It doesn't make sene because you happened to choose the same word that Shakespeare did? In my defense the slot does say "body parts", plural. :) Or is it that you wanted to fill in some blanks for the first parts as well?

I'm open to suggestions for other ways you can think to make it more interesting.

Anonymous said...

I was playing it and accidentally found out if you don't put words into the boxes, you will see the original monologue. I thought that was just the coolest thing ever.

Ophelia said...

Oh, I meant that most of them didn't make sense, but that one did. And the coincidence doesn't make much sense.

Ophelia said...

This software is hilarious and addictive.
"I will doodle marshmallow roasters to her, but use none."

Sasha said...

What’s Marley? it is nor ear, nor knee,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other spoon!
What’s in a spoon?