There are a lot of games out there on the Internet. The games that seemed most fun to us are played together. Among these one really stands out: Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes. It bridges the gap between computer games and board games - merging the excitement of the virtual world with the wholesomeness of an evening spent with friends or family.
We think there should be more Games like this!
What it does
There is a recent trend in gaming where everything can become a simulator. These are usually single player games. What we realized is that there are lots of activities where teamwork is actually essential. A very prominent example of this is sailing. You physically can't handle a bigger sailing ship alone. You need someone to handle the sails, someone to set the course and of course someone to steer the ship...at least. So we took these tasks and seperated them from each other. To get to your goal you need to cooperate. You can't play this game alone, you experience it together while communicating in real life.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Imitating Cildrens drawings is harder than expected. Sharing our individually developed parts was a hassle when the internet connection broke down.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Blown Away!
With our current Setup we don't have much of a challenge when sailing the seas. We hope to add challenges with increasing difficulty to increase the stress level for our players in true Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes fashion.