Now that the Duck Attack! development work is done, I figured this would be a good time to announce my second official 2600 homebrew project: Facebook Hero.
You're familiar with Guitar Hero? Well, this would be pretty much like that, or Rock Band, except instead of notes scrolling up the screen, people's statuses would. Using the joystick, you would select one of the following options:
- "Like" the status
- Comment "LOL"
- Comment "*hugs*"
- Comment "I am so sorry!"
It's a timed game: you start off with 20 friends, and the goal is to see how many friends you have at the end of two minutes.
If you comment inappropriately (for example, responding "LOL" to "My grandfather is in the hospital" instead of "I am so sorry!"), you will be defriended and your friend count will drop by one. If a certain number of statuses pass by without you commenting (or "liking"), that person will think you don't like them and will defriend you.
On the other hand, if you're able to keep up and respond appropriately, friends of your friends will friend you, increasing your friend count, i.e. your score. But the more friends you have, the faster the statuses will come, and the quicker you'll have to be with the joystick to keep up.
Attached is a shot of the title page. No binaries yet; it will probably be a while before it's ready to test.
I'm LOLing just thinking about it.