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Monday, 16 June 2008

Idea generation #30 : Real data as gameplay

As I am re-reading through rebang's blog, I am still in awe of the kind of innovative ideas that seem to be lying everything.

For example, he rounds up cool ideas from virtual worlds. In this single post, there are at least 3-4 ideas that I think make cool startup projects. Some might not be world changing like Google but should be interesting enough to generate some nice $.

"Sharkrunners: Realtime Data Used for a Game - if this had been my article, I’d have used the phrase “Realtime, Real World Data” since I find that to be a key idea worth calling attention to. Of course Forrest’s comment in the piece was what really sticks: “As sensor networks increase, I think that we can expect more games like this to appear.” Had I taken the time to post something earlier, I might have used an example such as a game where players have to monitor an oil containment buoy’s sensors in order to effectively direct its proper placement thus ensuring maximum containment (reLink), or monitor tiny sensors on a bridge (Link) and determine the best way to improve the overall infrastructure given limited resources."

One idea that I particular fond of is the idea of taking real world data and use them as in game variables. I believe such data will greatly enhance what we call the serious games. I wonder if it is possible to develop a platform that allows users to create simple games, using real world data.

Part one of Co-Space ideas is here.