Posted 3 May

Weekend Debate: Your everyday life as a videogame

The Weekend Debate

First things first, apologies for the distinct lack of any debating last weekend. Alas, circumstances conspired and it wasn’t possible to get a prize together in time. However, normal service resumes today.

This week’s topic is inspired by the brilliantly bizarre Men’s Room Mayhem, announced for PS Vita earlier this week. In case you missed it, it’s a quick-fire action title that tasks you with managing traffic and enforcing etiquette in a gentleman’s washroom.

Duly, I want to hear your ideas for other games based on the humdrum minutiae of everyday life. A side-scrolling brawler set against the backdrop of your morning commute to work? A match-three puzzle game based on re-arranging your CD collection in alphabetical and/or chronological order? Fire away.

The authors of the four most entertaining responses win themselves the rather incongruous pairing of Twisted Metal for PS3 (signed by co-creator David Jaffe himself) and Little Deviants on PS Vita. Good luck!

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Mr-Flame-Head 3 May, 2013 @ 5:07 pm   1

easy it would be another line drawing game set inside a game retailer, you would have to guide customers to the latest releases ensuring they don’t accidently pickup the pants knock off game of a similar name, whilst making sure the staff kept the shelves stocked, nobody wants an angry customer who cant get the new game

 
bidbaldwolf86 3 May, 2013 @ 5:08 pm   2

How about a game where you are the parent and your child is destroying various things around the house. The challenge is to find resources in a Terraria style way to fix whatever is broken. You can slow down the childs’ whirlwind of destruction by placing food as bait. If you want to find resources from outside of the house then you must wait for the babysitter to come when the sun sets and you can scavenge the town for parts. The end game will be catching the child (watch out for it’s tantrum of terror move) and locking it behind bars in it’s cot.

kingofgames-3laa 3 May, 2013 @ 5:12 pm   3

this is awesome

kingofgames-3laa 3 May, 2013 @ 5:13 pm   4

awesome

 
toxic-inferno 3 May, 2013 @ 5:13 pm   5

I found the announcement of Men’s Room Mayhem to be particularly amusing, especially regarding the etiquette described in the blog post – an unwritten, unspoken set of rules to which every man adheres!

Anyway, regarding the question, I can’t help but think that a gardening-based game using hack ‘n slash mechanics would be amazing fun! Being given a badly overgrown garden and having only a minute to neatly trim hedges and prune trees before your efforts are assessed, and you’re given a mark out of 100. Additional features could involve precision-based hedge shaping, using controls similar to Metal Gear Rising’s precision Blade Mode. On harder (and larger) levels, you could have to contend with various dangers, such as wildlife and brambles.

 
VirusPT 3 May, 2013 @ 5:13 pm   6

Supermarket Rush: you arrive ate a supermarket with little time to make your everyday shopping. A randomized list of things you need for the day would be generated, and then you would go on the quest of getting those things. Quick-time events and quick puzzles would be the challenge for every item on our list. If you were to miss any item, that would affect your performance the next day.

 
NekoRoksaks 3 May, 2013 @ 5:16 pm   7

A game where you try to change TV channel with the TV remote, when there are strange things happening sametime. Like being super drowsy or just had an snack time of greasy chips.

 
left4bread3 3 May, 2013 @ 5:20 pm   8

I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW!

The US Got Fatal Frame (Project Zero) a Few Weeks Back, We Havent Since Then

NOW AN ANNOUNCEMENT THEY GET 2 ASWELL?!

 
Fredchr 3 May, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   9

Super Schooler 2013:
You need to complete various task in a day of school. The tasks you could complete could be
-Finish exam,
-Eat lunch,
-Fall asleep,
-Joke around with your friends (which will be unlocked by DLC) if you have any,
-Ask a cute girl out,
-Throw paper at a garbagecan,
-Play on your phone
and much more.

 
chrisboers 3 May, 2013 @ 5:22 pm   10

My suggestion: Traffic Buster. It’s everyone’s annoyance, but allows for some great gameplay: Your task is to commute to work (or home) in time, so you have to try to find the fast lane, switch lanes to open spots, overtake whenever possible, and try to find those shortcuts (past the gas station?).

You have to choose between the busy highway, or the secundary roads, with less traffic, but with the possibility of running into a tractor that will slow you down.

Are you going to take the risk of speeding, or overtaking by the safety-strip? You might get caught by the police, and get a steep fine!

Of course there are difficulty levels (different cities, day before christmas etc). The game could use Google Maps, Streetview or similar.

Come to think of it, why doesn’t this game already exist??

 
dale619 3 May, 2013 @ 5:26 pm   11

How about a game where lots of things get in your way whilst your walking to a certain destination (such as work) and you have to get there in a certain time limit. You could have slow (old)people taking up pathways in front of you, parents taking up room with pushchairs, cars not stopping at zebra crossings, pathways closed off for maintenance and other normal occurrences that happen everyday whilst walking to work.

 
chrisboers 3 May, 2013 @ 5:26 pm   12

Ow, didn’t see you actually mentioned something like this in your post.. Oh well, it’s the first, and best idea that popped in my head..

 
Nebbs 3 May, 2013 @ 5:28 pm   13

Super Shaving Ultra Extreme Edition…..Trim those whiskers as close as possible, starting with a humble cut throat razor eventually gaining enough experience points to upgrade to a Triple Head Rotary electric razor complete with battery level meter and self cleaning head! Watch you dont cut yourself tho or miss any rogue stubble as experience points will be deducted when the timer hits zero. Have you got what it takes to avoid the dreaded five o’clock shadow!!!!

 
Timmerson- 3 May, 2013 @ 5:28 pm   14

You’re in a Classroom taking an exam. Each question is like a minigame level, and if you can lean over and look at a classmate long enough (while the teacher’s back is turned) you can ‘cheat’ and change the paramaters of the minigame. The maze levels will have less obstacles or enemies, etc. or the background goes all psycadellic if you ‘cheat’ with the class stoner or something.
The real fun starts when you play multiplayer. If you and your friend can get into the same game then you’ll work on the same questions together.
A combo of puzzles and mazes where you have to avoid little dots (or math symbols) that are bouncing around and will kill you if you hit them.

 
Golwar 3 May, 2013 @ 5:29 pm   15

Hm, maybe it should reflect life as a gamer. You want to spend as much time as possible with your games, but are restricted by physical needs (hunger, thirst, sleep etc.), duties (work, school, chores etc) and temptation (social media, girlfriend, some other huge events as CL football etc.) with random events on top.

So you as the gamer have decision to make, that come with a cost.
If you don’t sleep and didn’t fill your fridge to eat, you might not be so well prepared to face the rage of your gf.
And maybe you shouldn’t always react when Twitter alerts you about a new incoming tweet. Or revisit that PS blog all that frequently. But the reward might be a gifted game or two, so it might be worth the effort?! ;)

Actually reminds a bit of those Japanese dating sims. Yes, I played even those somewhen in the distant past. :P

 
Bezetos 3 May, 2013 @ 5:30 pm   16

Extreme Jar Opening (Granny Version)

In this game you are tasked with opening jars for your granny. At each level you receive increasingly older jars with jam and pickled vegetables that your grandmother found in the attic where she hoarded them for eons (“I made this when I was 55, you know”).

The sheer amount of time that has passed forces you to use elaborate equipment, like forks, knives, spoons etc. and intricate contraptions and long-forgotten techniques, increasing the danger involved in opening the pesky jar. You need to open the jar before the time runs out and your granny gets bored starts talking about her time during the war.

 
Agamer2006 3 May, 2013 @ 5:34 pm   17

Puts on Epic Trailer Voice!

“In a world with order and very little personal space. One man will make a difference, one man will stand out from the crowd…..by Queuing!”

“From the developers of Tesco Self Scan Chaos and mega hit E-Checking In, comes there next generation hit, The Queue. Prepare to queue for Food…for tickets….for transport…..TO BUY THIS GAME. Fight against evil que jumpers, old ladies and CHILDREN. Only you will have the physical and mental ability to fight against all odds and SURVIVE…..THE QUEUE!!

Out 2013 on FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS

LucoLoss 3 May, 2013 @ 5:34 pm   18

And what about getting in the front line on some show/performance through the whole crowd? With different types of “enemies” and slowdowns like thrown beer, cigarettes, bar etc.

 
Stonesthrow 3 May, 2013 @ 5:44 pm   19

It would pretty much be an infinite loop of me playing videogames..

 
lukethegooner08 3 May, 2013 @ 5:51 pm   20

A cool game for me would be if you got shrunk kinda similar to the ‘Honey, I shrunk the kids’ where you have to navigate around your whole home whilst on an adventure facing what you deem to be giant dogs/cats to get to the device which shrunk you to get back to your larger former self!

 
Lunastra78 3 May, 2013 @ 5:57 pm   21

WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU?!!… A family-unfriendly memory game which consists of my girlfriend droning on about work/family/life/opinions for half an hour. Temptations will arise in the form of an in-game net browser and in-game movie viewer.

At the end of that half-hour, she will ask a question concerning what information has been shared, like “what color was the neck-tie my aunt wore at the family gathering eight years ago?”.

Failure to answer correctly will lead to my girlfriend screaming “DIDN’T YOU HEAR ANYTHING THAT I JUST TOLD YOU??!” and another half-hour of lecturing, this time with web-browser and movie viewer turned off.

After the inevitable success of this game, I am already planning the sequel: WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING?!!

 
adamteee 3 May, 2013 @ 6:00 pm   22

Daily commute vita!You’re sitting at the back of the bus and other passengers are filling the seats. Reach into your bag and choose from a variety of objects to throw, flick, hurl, fling and lob at the non suspecting passengers. But don’t get caught by the bus driver!
Available weapons:
Sling shot (pull back using the front and rear touch screens)
Chewing gum (use the front touch screen to flick it into their hair)
Peanuts (front touch to flick)
Paper aeroplane (throw with a flick of the screen then control it through the air with the vitas gyroscope)
The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!

 
BluSpykz 3 May, 2013 @ 6:00 pm   23

I don’t expect to win with this answer, but I expect a lot of people would agree!

Resident Evil. A game based on your mundane life in society, and the thugs, hooligans, and noisy neighbours all around that spoil the serenity.

Your role will be to take only the action that is necessary. Any over-the-top actions will duly bring the cops around.

Loud music from your neighbours? Take a baseball bat to their stereo system. Meet thugs face to face with a baseball bat – Grand Theft Auto style. And people graffitiing local places? Simply spray THEM, ala PS2′s The Warriors. (I think we’re looking at a Rockstar 18s + game here!)

And for DLC, available for people who pre-order? Take on the role of one of these thugs, and get swift punishment by someone else!

 
Avengerrr 3 May, 2013 @ 6:10 pm   24

Health & Safety game. A mix of identifying the faults of H&S as well as being assigned environments (as puzzles) to map health and safety precautions. Combine with some leader boards, and see who has the best score and knowledge/intuitiveness. Environments would have to be quite open and sandbox style, so the score is subjective enough. Ha, might be good with the Vita’s AR mode too.

 
MafiaCub 3 May, 2013 @ 6:18 pm   25

Breakfast Run 2013.

A game of skill and memory. Starting at 6am your character will get up, can you waddle downstairs without falling over in order to get your morning coffee pick me up?

Then you need to start preparing lunchboxes for your children, yourself, and your partner. A game of tetris ensues as you try and fit all the food in the tiny box.

Memory skills are on the line next, as you wake your family and have their breakfast orders bellowed out down the stairs. Are you able to get everything right to keep your family happy?

Finally, time management skill are at task as you make sure everyone is dressed, and have all the things they need for their day before you try and cram them all in a car and leave for your day.

as levels increase, start times change with new jobs, and new babies join the family.

 
link1983 3 May, 2013 @ 6:21 pm   26

My daily routine currently consists of desperately applying for paid work and looking after my 4 week old son. Not easy. I see it as a massive open world RPG with a strong villain organisation. The Villain is the Job Center. It has many sub level characters you fight with but you will never get where you want to be. They will often send you back to the start and always succeed in belittling you and making you feel insignificant even though your character gets no benefits because his love interest has a job, he is still made to feel that he is lower than an estate agent (no offence intended, but their practices are just awful).

The happiness and lighter sides come into their own because of the Nappy changing mini games and the freedom to walk around town with his partner and son.

It has 2 outcomes, 1, a job is secured and his world becomes a much better place. 2, His hate morphs into something worse and he finally becomes a politician to wake the rest of Etonia up.

 
DsonicX 3 May, 2013 @ 6:23 pm   27

I’m Chris the bin man forever taking people’s rubbish and recycling it but everyone keeps creating more rubbish than myself and my fellow bin men can handle and it’s beginning to destroy the planet
One day I mad scientist doing mad capped experiments disposes of his biological waste and it mutates the garbage in his bins into a living, breathing mutated creature hell bent on accelerating the earth, and humanity’s demise
Able the eat more rubbish and grow more powerful and create other mutated creatures only Chris and the bin men can clear this mess up and hopefully reverse the damage that has been done
This would be played in a side scrolling beat em up way similar to streets of rage 2 or final fight and of course be awesome :)

 
TheNudgeMan 3 May, 2013 @ 6:32 pm   28

Play! Station!

A rhythm action game where you control an avatar who sits on his…chair all day playing Playstation.

You help him play a variety of games like RPG’s, shooters, sports titles, and other rhythm action games. You control him via a constant barrage of quick-time events and try and help him get the Platinum Trophy in an ever expanding backlog of games.

There is no end to the game, as thanks to DLC and Playstation Plus, he will never run out of games to play.

 
chriseggy 3 May, 2013 @ 6:35 pm   29

Would love to see a video game simulator! All the fun of playing video games…in a video game. Just imagine, it could play like sims, as you decide what pizza/various other junk foods fuel your gaming session, and make sure you don’t stay up too late playing Modern Shooter 7: Duty Calls :P
Plus, it would incorporate the various game mechanics from the games you play, so it’s got something for everyone!
If no one makes this, I will.

 
A_Nonny_Moose 3 May, 2013 @ 6:52 pm   30

Summer Garden Rock Festival

A rhythm game compilation using classic Guitar Hero gameplay based around garden activities.

There would be getting the washing off the line, where you have to catch it in time with the music as it falls to the ground. If you press the button at just the right time you fold it for extra points! Then there’s cooking and serving a BBQ. Flipping the burgers and serving friends and family to a catchy beat. And scoring penalties, selecting the right lanes and shooting at the right time to avoid the family dog, who will puncture the ball if you make too many mistakes.

Song selection would be done using the radio, and each song would play differently for each activity. You’d start off with the easier songs of course and work through to hard ones, and you’d also switch between family members along the way, depending on the activity. For folding the clothes, you’d start off as Dad, doing the easiest songs, and end up as Mum in the toughest final stages. Dad would have the hardest songs at the BBQ, while the Kids would have the hardest songs for penalties.

 
XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 3 May, 2013 @ 7:06 pm   31

My life game would be a mixture of Grand Theft Auto’s exploration and the Sims’ level of engagement. Let me elaborate, I enjoy doing lots of cycling, therefore, the cycling in GTA: San Andreas matches my life as I like to explore whilst cycling. With regard to the Sims aspect, I do lots of studying so that aspect would tie in with the Sims. If I were to actually have a game it would be completely linear as I rarely stray from my distinct daily routine. Thus, because of this it would be a sidescroller – much like Castlevania games on the PS1 – but with a large world to explore.

On the journey the player would be able to learn things by collecting collectible books and boost statistics as is done in the Sims by doing that skill’s respective activity.

 
KRadiation 3 May, 2013 @ 7:14 pm   32

Game name: Where the heck did I put it?

The first level would have you load into in a living room. Seconds later the familiar sound of a mobile phone is heard. “Where the hell did I put ‘the phone’?” Sounds out. You now have the length of the ringing to find it. Check down the sides of the sofas, under the tables, behind boxes, your back pocket. Bonus points awarded for finding it before the ringing stops. Failure to do so makes finding the phone even harder.

Other levels include looking for the tv remote as Loose Women comes on, finding your car keys when you have to leave for work, finding your kids school shoes 30 seconds before you have to leave to take them, where is my playstation joypad, the missing USB stick, the pen that’s usually next to the phone and you have to write down an important message (with extra points for remembering the exact message when you have the pen and have to write it)

Complete them all and unlock the super hard difficulty of ‘vague wife ‘.
Struggle to even figure out what my wife has lost as she describes ‘that thing I had the other day’ or ‘remember on the news they had that new thing, where’s the one I had that wasn’t the same but I said it was?’

 
Winckle 3 May, 2013 @ 7:23 pm   33

I would make the “I NEED some SLEEP!” videogame.

You are in the skin of a high school student who desperately needs some sleep. The ennemy of your game is your whole neighborhood. They will do everything in their power to prevent you from sleeping.
The first level for example would be simple like shutting off your alarm clock or lying to people so that they won’t bother you early in the morning.
Then, when you get to the last levels of the game, it will get much harder. People will organise events in the neighborhood that you will have to undermine to be able to sleep. You will have different approachs : you can manipualte people so that they will do actions in your favor or you can take actions in your own hand like sabotaging the nearest power grid so that you can sleep in peace.
According to the amount of sleep you will get at the end of each level, you will be rewarded with a certain score. The “ZzzZzz” is awarded when you get the maximum amount of sleep in a level.
Finally, if the game is succesfull, a DLC can be done where the roles are reversed.

sabien29 3 May, 2013 @ 7:36 pm   34

A game that focuses on your ability to dodge destractions to get your work done before deadlines. Every student knows that getting your work done (especially this time of year around exams) is vital to you being able to pursue your dreams.

However there is a catch, with the rising of destractions such as internet and video games getting your work done in time is becoming an impossible task.

The aim of the game, complete the alloted exam period by handing in all assignments on time. The catch, the lure of the internet, and chatting to friends using the PSN network. This is a multiplayer game that encourages you to waste time talking to friends and strangers about tactics ultimately leading to your downfall and the failure of your character in the game.

 
ten-bucks 3 May, 2013 @ 8:03 pm   35

1st is garden manager. you’ll start with a patch of land then have options for a greenhouse/shed. playhouse for kids or trampoline. you have to maintain by giving paint job, oiling shed/greenhouse doors. replacing parts of playhouse after storm. planting grass seeds/buying turf and tools to maintain it. plants, fences, pots. summer-autumn-winter-spring decide when best to plant. deal with moles catch them in the act and tap touchscreen. thief nicks your tools so buy an external night light, cheers

pewpie99 3 May, 2013 @ 8:14 pm   36

Ladies and gentlebugs, I would like to introduce you all the foreseeable future of mind-altering games..

The game where you sit down in front of the console and play a game; in which you sit down in front of the console and play a game; in which, you sit down in front of the console and play a game etc etc etc..

It’s called Existential Mindfraktal. Coming to a store near you!

 
Gary485 3 May, 2013 @ 8:16 pm   37

My game would be called Smoker.

The gameplay would involve the player attempting to smoke as many cigerettes/roll ups/cigars as they can in a given stage. Top down camera. You have to find as many things as possible that you can smoke and then find a good place to quickly smoke them. You have a bar on each stage that says how much you need to smoke before the stage is clear. There is an addict timer that counts down and if you haven’t smoked enough before the timer is up then you fail the stage.

Not only is it a challenge to find the right fags quickly enough, but you also have to figure out how to light them. Sometimes there’s a lighter to find, matches or anything in the stage that has fire. You also have to watch out where you’re smoking. There are no smoking areas with guards(bouncers, children, wife etc)in these areas that will take everything away from you if they spot you smoking. By taking risks in no smoking areas you’ll get the rebel bonus and fill your bar quicker as well as get a higher score. It’s a risk reward system. You also get a bonus at the end for causing the least amount of second hand smoke as possible. Stage specific gimmicks for score as well.

Damn 1250 ch!

 
Gary485 3 May, 2013 @ 8:17 pm   38

Wow that post took ages to cut down. Am I allowed to state my ideas for my one game in more than one post?

 
ten-bucks 3 May, 2013 @ 8:20 pm   39

2nd is IRATE MATE. best played with at least 1 friend online. go to the pub for beers. start with £50. each buys a round. get a packet of crisps. stick a couple of pound in the bandit. buy a lady a drink. swipe your mates pint and blame someone else. he forgot who bought the last pint so he buys another one and the winner is who goes home with the most money. usually never me lol

 
S-o-h-a-i-l 3 May, 2013 @ 8:39 pm   40

An open world collectible heavy adventure game in which you travel around the globe, crashing any place at all that serves food of any kind, in search for what seems like a non existant dish that your fiancé will actually enjoy (that woman seriously dislikes food !).

The collectibles will be in the form of brochures from the different food joints visited, and many cinematic heavy cutscenes are involved with an overarching, highly tense and emotional story with many twists along the way such as the spoon instead of fork blunder, and the perfect wedding cake search, that serves as a secondary (optional ?) goal which consequently leads to an entirely different ending (that’s right, multiple endings ! Bet you weren’t expecting that).

Release date: Winter 2013, Platforms : Playstation 3, Playstation Vita & Playstation 4.
Cross Play, Cross Buy, Cross Save across all three platforms ! (Have I let slip Sony’s cross generation support plans…whoops !).

 

A university based game revolving around ensuring your students don’t fall asleep in lectures. It’s all too easy to get distracted by ipads, phones, sleep or even blank sheets of paper in an extremely boring lecture, so I suggest a reactions based game involving watching over a whole lecture room and making sure everyone keeps their attention on the boring stuff. Different actions could be required depending on the nature of the distraction, with higher levels giving you larger lectures with more students and more interesting problems. Students still feeling the effects of the night before require extra attention, couples who give attention only to each other may need separating.
Overall, your performance is gauged by the grades of the people in the room, the more you let the distractions go, the lower the average grade falls. Once you reach a low enough standard, it’s game over. High grades also allow you to buy bonuses, such as the lecturer telling a joke to regain attention, or show a short video. Lectures each have a set time you must manage through, with ever increasing difficulty.

 
declan__watson 3 May, 2013 @ 8:43 pm   42

Hello Fred
Hello PlayStation Nation its great to be back on the blog, sorry for my 2 months of unactivity. :)
Anyway back on topic, my everyday life type game would be my adventures in my home town in Scotland. So, say I was playing a game, it would be like PlayStation Home. Id be able to play a mini game of Killzone or Gran Turismo and it would be like me raging whenever I get killed or get beaten in a race. ;)
Listing to my own music or poducer like Daft Punk. My song I would choose would be “Get Lucky” which is a really good song and ive listened to it about 100 times. :)
Then if it was watching my own favourite film on my Xperia S like Men In Black, id make a sketch of me with an xperia, just sitting around and relaxing.
So that is as much as I will explain trust me if I explained my whole 15 year of life it wouls take me about 15 years to tell you ;)
Have a nice weekend gamers, you too Fred :)

 
Mark917 3 May, 2013 @ 8:46 pm   43

My life would be a 2.5D Sidescoller RPG located in Dublin, Ireland. It would consist of making trips to the grocery store in the village to get supplies like bread, milk, butter, drinks and pizza!
-Avoid traffic in eye-popping 2.5D gameplay
-Travel to 9 amazing locations (with DLC soon on the way)
-Gain abilities such as fastwalking and better eyesight to get across levels faster and to make night levels easier
-Jump over obstacles obscuring the sidewalk like cracks in the ground, large puddles and horse droppings
-At the end of each level, purchase items in the store with spare change found on the street to upgrade your characters abilities and appearance
Yes, don’t delay on your pre-order, get “Mark917 Goes to the Shops” today! Pre-order comes with special bonus “Jogging Shorts” DLC for the fastest possible movement right off the bat!

 
silmorat1 3 May, 2013 @ 8:47 pm   44

the school run
the game is based on a typical family in the pursuit of happiness. you get up, shower, get dressed etc get the kids up (not easy) clothed, breakfast,pe clothes ready, school run time. deep breath hundreds of kids and other parents hustling and bustling to get to school you get the picture?

the game would be tofind the most efficient way, strategizing, working out the best packed lunch combination, dont forget pick up time and helping with the homework too.

dlc would be based on the teachers day,and of course the zombie edition with err……zombies

 
declan__watson 3 May, 2013 @ 8:51 pm   45

@silmorat1
To add to that, bring out DLC where the school is deserted and all the teachers and children have turned into Zombies and call it ZombieBeings DLC :) ;)

 
DoYouLikeMyID 3 May, 2013 @ 8:54 pm   46

Part 1/2

I think I’d like a game about school… I’m serious.

A game that will make school much more fun and will fit every single person’s needs. In school today, teachers have to teach up to 30 students at a time, not necessarily acknowledging every students individual needs, just think how much more relevant the education would be if it was specifically tailored to every single person’s needs. You would be able to freely choose which subjects you want (some will still remain obligatory though), and the game would teach partly based on your strengths and weaknesses, and you’d be able to go at your own pace.

In the game there would be lessons from teachers, animated characters of course, not just video lessons, and you’d have to give your input every once in a while. There’d also be, for example, multiple choice assignments, you’d get grades, and of course there’d need to be encouragement to play, for example, a really hard to get platinum trophy, which includes a gold trophy about finishing school with straight A’s, and that should be as hard as it would be in real life.

 
DoYouLikeMyID 3 May, 2013 @ 8:55 pm   47

Part 2/2

The game could also have features like checking online to see how well other people did on the test you just took, and with the PS4’s special traits, you’d be able to chat to other people who are playing the game, other “students”, if you will. They would be able to help you out if you had problems with a subject, or a similar issue.

Obviously the game shouldn’t replace school, but rather supplement it, or function as a tool for self-studying. And best of all, every student would be able to keep up with the education, because they’d be able to take it at whichever pace they’d want, like replaying past lessons and such. And when they feel like they’re ready they can take a real exam (not in the game, but in reality), and thus, get an official education.

I think it would help a lot of people to not only do well in school, but actually enjoy it :D

You’re aWkwArD anDY, facing increasingly awkward situations. 1st day at high school? At lunch you bite into a chicken nugget, but it’s actually fish. You’re allergic. Your tongue swells up, eyes stream, & you have an uncontrollable need to go to the toilet. You’re a blabbering, crying, incontinent, mess, trying to maintain normality. Somehow you make it to your 1st kiss, but you’re chewing gum shoots into your loved one’s mouth, requiring the Heimlich manoeuvre (dextrously using the Sixaxis) & a visit to the hospital by bike, through a nettle field. In shorts. Your Confidence levels up, unlocking missions like your 1st house party, and abilities like Joke-Telling or Flirting. But you can also shun the limelight, earning aWkwArd stealth points, allowing handling embarrassing situations with ingenious anonymity. (You can also while away the hours, alone, playing a familiar social awkwardness mini-game..And, if your Confidence is high enough, online – & when higher still offline – multiplayer is unlocked.) Push your Confidence too far though & you will become ARROGANT ANDY, rapidly diminishing your popularity, but become too anonymous & you will be known solely via the web as anon, losing your name, friends, identity.

 
supersmith2500 3 May, 2013 @ 9:29 pm   49

Here’s a good game mockup for me

Supersmith’s Adventures:
This focuses on life and adventure as well as his mood. The aim of the game is you must perform tasks at college and at home and even at town and other places (some are DLC). The game starts on Spetember and ends on August and consists of four acts, Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. Should his mood go down or under 30%, it’s game over and you must start the day all over again.

During the gameplay, you must watch your mood meter. This mood meter consists of three sections, green, neutral and red. The better the mood, more chances you will progress and you will unlock extras for flawless days and even weeks. Any incidents on that day you will fail that day and it’s game over. You can improve your mood by calming down or drink water throughout. You can also replay the days you has already played. One goal, try not to go into rage mode and be happy for the week. That’s my game.

Rodia_73 3 May, 2013 @ 9:57 pm   50

Super Metro Eye-Contact!

Scrutinize the anatomy of all the girls in your subway wagon while using stealth to not get caught.

Also you have to avoid crossing your sight with the strangers at all costs because they shoot plasma balls from the eyes.

Done by SCE Japan Studio and I’m sold.

 
theskillzy 3 May, 2013 @ 10:46 pm   51

picture this ….. you receive a mysterious text message from an unknown source (your girlfriend) informing you that your hitman absolution has downloaded after 3 days of crippling pain downloading .. but … YOUR IN WORK !!!!

you do as any responsible gamer would do and hatch a dastardly plan to escape the lair of depression and boredom … you metal gear solid your way through the hallways of a ridiculously large office building starting from the 105th floor to the ground dispatching sinister characters such as keith from accounts with a bow you made from your shoelace and a ruler you “borrowed” from the armoury of office supplies

COPYRIGHT, SKILLZY INCORPORATED

 
Paquete89 3 May, 2013 @ 10:52 pm   52

Study-A-Thon!
A mixture between Sims and one of those Tycoon games.
You’re in charge of a study room and its students, and finals are just around the corner. Your simple goal: to get better grades than your friends (that’s right, it has multiplayer too and each one of you has his own study room!).
In order to achieve this goal, you need to take control of the way they study. Each student has his own statistics, goals and characteristics. What subject will they study first? How many hours a day do they spend with each subject? When do they pause to eat, to mingle, to play videogames?
How do you keep the students happy? How do you prevent them from getting exhausted from overstudying? Do you give them a break and let them play FIFA to keep the morale up or do you make them work overnight?
How will you spend your budget? Will you order pizzas for launch or give them bread and butter and hire a tutor instead?
The game would constantly and randomly throw new challenges at you: “Oh, 4 of your students have their most important exam this week…that’s cute. Guess whatelse is happening this weekend: E. 3!”
And to top it all, the game would be co-directed by the one and only David Jaffe and the genius Hideo Kojima. GOTY

 
jimbob12345678 3 May, 2013 @ 10:56 pm   53

Its an endless pool of oppertunities, all depends on what your everyday life involves.

Anyway Id like to see a game where you play the role of a member of the fbi, fighting crime for your country, but with the very real possibility of failure. Not your standard police game where you play the good cop and always get the killer, terrorist etc in the end.

Not every story has a happy end but you are always at the forefront of the action experiencing a true emotional connection to both the character you play, and the people you are out to protect.

Maybe if you are perceptive enough you can figure out the motives of the criminals and find a way to negotiate them down or stop them before they do terrible things.

 
FullAutoNoob 3 May, 2013 @ 11:10 pm   54

Hi Fred,

As you may know its May again which of course brings with it the exam period… the best time of the year ;/

So as my everyday life not consists of revision, revision & you guessed it more revision a game memory and revision game which like ‘Smart as’ has a library of all category and ranging from GCSE-to undergraduate degree’s. This game will also have the option to create your own custom questions and answers to keep it updated and relevant to the the subject.

This would include ‘match three’ ‘Finish the sentence’ and the standard ‘option boxes’ for diversity & replay-ability, now will this game revision can be done anywhere using the vita back touch, ar camera to match words etc you name it this game can do it! revision easy and fun what more you can earn trophies!?!?!?!

 
ExtremeGamer1995 3 May, 2013 @ 11:11 pm   55

It would have to be spinning around on an office chair, multiplayer bumper car type thing. It would have customisable height and adjustable back rest. You can only move slowly moving around the room unless you kick off of something like a table or another player. Points awarded for colliding with other procrastinators with bonus points for angle and speed. Based my my life there we be three stages my bedroom, college room and (possibly the best one yet) supermarket checkouts. Obviously if it has multiplayer it needs a perk system like grippy shoes or longer legs and unlockable chairs like my fake leather super comfy executive chair with reclining action.

Spinning chairs are so much fun

Nasreh 3 May, 2013 @ 11:15 pm   56

FART!

Your job is to release some gas in a public place without getting caught. Who is’nt good at this? You have a stenchometer and attention meter. Release too much gas at once and your stenchometer will increase. To keep you attention meter low you must find objects around you to distract others. For example move a chair to block fart sound, open the window to let the smell out, throw an paper aero to divert attention. Some levels are harder than others, you can either be in a small place like an elevator or in a school class room.

 
Bgjknpqswvyu 3 May, 2013 @ 11:20 pm   57

I’d have a Vita touch game based in a supermarket where you have to find the items on your shopping list & in your budget within the time limit whilst avoiding other shoppers and staff members. I shall call it Trolley Dash!

randomtrav132 3 May, 2013 @ 11:29 pm   58

How about a time crisis type game where you are on a bus, annoying everyone by flinging elastic bands, and you have to only hit them when everyone is not looking. The bus stop can be then end of each level, and it gets more and more difficult by the amount of people that come on. You get three warnings from the bus driver when you are caught, and then you are kicked off the bus stranded without knowing where you are. The aim is to make as many points by hitting people without getting caught until you reach the end of the line.

 
ten-bucks 3 May, 2013 @ 11:30 pm   59

one of my favourite past times when im uber bored is to read a chapter from a book(usually sci-fi, guns,spaceships, mysterys,spys) then spend the next 10 minutes playing the chapter as a game inside my head. you could easily have a book of 10 chapters that takes each chapter 3-4 minutes to read then have gameplay based on it that lasts an hour per chapter, depending on the choices you make gives the game slight variances but comes together at the end

 
brainlocked 3 May, 2013 @ 11:34 pm   60

FART!

Your job is to release some gas in a public place without getting caught. Who is’nt good at this? You have a stenchometer and attention meter. Release too much gas at once and your stenchometer will increase. To keep your attention meter low you must find objects around you to distract others. For example move a chair to block fart sound, open the window to let the smell out, throw an paper aero to divert attention. Some levels are harder than others, you can either be in a small place like an elevator or in a school class room.

Sorry for double post, my previous post was with a subaccount.

 
THE_FORCE 3 May, 2013 @ 11:36 pm   61

My game would be called:

DESTROY THE CHAVS!

It would be a bit like GTA, except that it’d be set in some small backward British town full of inbreds and no-hopers.

The driving sections could involve trying to ram modified/lowered hothatches with cheap Halfords alloys full of poorly educated teenagers wearing clothes from Primark off the road. Or you could do a drive-by of the local Spar/Co-Op/Nisa/24 hr Garage where they tend to amalgamate and take them all out in one hit.

Missions could involve scenarios such as placing a bomb in the local job centre to get bonus XP for a group kill, but you’ll have to retrieve all the malnourished Staffordshire Bull Terriers from their owners first and deliver them to the RSPCA before you can detonate the bomb.

The eventual aim of the game would be to obliterate the Chav population in it’s entirety, though you are constantly battling against it’s ever increasing growth from the teenage mums dropping sprogs at a rate that will almost certainly net them that oh-so-desirable four bedroomed council house.

 
disco110 4 May, 2013 @ 12:34 am   62

A fps move game with car washing, you could spray water all over the car, there could be sponge sections, points could be given on the cleanliness of the car and time taken, the cars could be officially liscensed so you could wash your faviourte car, DlC could include cars like the batmobile, the dolorian from back to the future and even wacky things like the TARDIS or the starship enterprise. Multiplayer could be who ever gets the car the cleanest and a water fight mode. In hard mode the windows of the car could be down. There could also be a PS Vita version that uses AR to put dirt on actual cars.

 
thatrademarc 4 May, 2013 @ 12:53 am   63

A game where you play as a little brat, on a train. Each level is a train trip to different destinations. Your aim is to get as many people to move out of their seats by annoying them. You can yell, you can get too close, act crazy, chew loudly, make bad smells, and all sorts of things.

There is some strategy involved too, in order to manage your limited time and get the highest score. For example, a person with headphones will not hear you screaming, but a guy sleeping would surely be mad and move, if you scream in his ear.

 
Lcslick 4 May, 2013 @ 2:23 am   64

Annoying OAP (Old Aged Pensioner)

one thing i am looking forward to when i am old is annoying people in the ways that only an old person can. So this game could keep me entertained until then. Basically you customize your own OAP however you like e.g zimmer frame, walking stick, how slouched you want them, hunchback size, hair ect ect. Then you go around your daily life and try to annoy as many people as possible, when at home you can yell at kidz to get off your lawn and knock on ppls houses to tell them to keep the noise down. When travelling you can choose either the bus or train an do stuff such as trying to chat up pretty girls in your own perverted way and asking people to move seats to let you sit down. When in busy places you try an walk as slow as possible in front of ppl just to hold them up. when shopping take forever to choose what to buy and ask for help all the time. and when actually buying something take forever to count your money and insist the store clerk has short changed you. Am sure there are alot more thing that could be added… its not often you play as an OPA.

 
SumbodySumOne 4 May, 2013 @ 6:52 am   65

I would have a game that is about reading the PS Blog as quickly as possible while remembering as much as you can, at the end of the day you have to tell a friend in game everything you can remember and the more you get right the better your score will be and the faster you read the blog the more the multiplyer goes up

 
artur1982 4 May, 2013 @ 6:54 am   66

I would make a game out of shaving. You would be driving a combine-harvester/razor like vehicle on face and shave a person. Points would be scored based on how well shaven the face if afterwards. Difficulty could be introduced in shape of face, making cuts would loose points. You could upgrade your vehicle from simple one time razor all the way to electric one. Your field of view wouldn’t encompass the whole face and could be 3d so that from under the nose you wouldn’t be able to see the Adams apple area. For special missions having this rather limited view you would need to create certain beardcuts: goatee, chinstrap, etc.

pdanny_uk 4 May, 2013 @ 8:10 am   67

A game based on my daily life: being a student.
It would be a platformer, where you have to collect pages from books.
Then you have to get to class on time, but traffic and evil doing collegues try to stop you. As funny side missions, you’d have to play drinking games. On the halfway of the semester there would be the anual student games, where you team up with other players and have to swim with somebody on your back or play paintball with the controls all jibberish.
And the end of every stage, you fight with a professor,if you win you get the anwsers to the tests.
Trophies included.

 
KRadiation 4 May, 2013 @ 9:20 am   68

Re the fart game idea

I’m pretty sure that’s already a game. I’m thinking its an ios game but I can’t seems to find it on searching the net. I’m convinced its real though.

 
Spiroth 4 May, 2013 @ 12:31 pm   69

You know that time of the week where you have to clean the house, remove the dust, and do the ironing before your woman returns from work? No? … Ahem…. It’s a hypothetical scenario. :p

Anyway, you’d have to do everything quickly and efficiently, getting scores depending on your performance, and when the woman returns home, it will be decided how lucky you will get depending on your performance lol.

(Don’t worry, the game will have cheats too :D).

It’s going to be called something like:

“Male Housework Fever”

 
OttoT 4 May, 2013 @ 1:38 pm   70

An L.A. Noir like game but about a dysfunctional train company.
You play a guest service employee and you have to find out if the complains are true or falls.
First case is an old granny who told the train left to early last night when she came from a rave party and because of that she had to take a cab home. You need to check if she was there so after the questions/answers game you need to take the train to the stadium that was the home of the rave party. Going to the locations is a game on its self. You are in uniform and customers have plenty reasons to complain. Smelly garbage bins, dirty restrooms and rude punks are asking for attention. Like in real life you need to avoid them to hide in groups or take other exits of the train.
At the location you need to investigate further to find evidence. Guess what, she was there and is a groupie of a DJ. Next case!

IrishDude2 4 May, 2013 @ 2:04 pm   71

This game is called Shut the Baby up.
On PS3 we use the Eyecam and it will play very similar to eyepet. Need to feed the baby, clean the diapers, sing and even read to it over the mic. Also need to push the pram and even play with toys. Even at night the character is all tired so the game play would be blurry and moving slow.

Everything you do in real life can be done in the game. And of course over time the baby gets older so will need to do things while it goes up. By the time it reaches play school/primary school, that’s when the game can end then make a sequel.

Same for the Vita only in this case it wont need the eyecam seeing it already has a camera built in.

IrishDude2 4 May, 2013 @ 2:13 pm   72

On second thoughts call it Parenthood. Would make an educational game for new parents. lol

 
Project2insanity 4 May, 2013 @ 2:59 pm   73

The Walk! A casual/hardcore crossover based on a walk to one of several destinations. Best played with use of Move, you choose the music to accompany your walk then sing and street-dance your way there. Depending on your selected route, you may come across a gang who don’t take kindly to your antics.

At this point, you can assess the group and decide whether to run or fight. If you flee, you shall navigate your escape utilising parkour à la Mirror’s Edge in which you’ll either lose them or they’ll find another victim- most likely via the integrated multiplayer. If the latter happens, karma becomes a part of gameplay in which you get a second chance to fight or flee.

Choosing to fight descends into a bare-knuckle brawl in the vein of The Fight but with multiple opponents (and an ally if the other victim chooses to stand with you) and an emphasis on using the environment to your advantage.

 
CoolRichy007UK 4 May, 2013 @ 3:29 pm   74

shoots everyone here GAME OVER

 
jimbob12345678 4 May, 2013 @ 3:44 pm   75

Further thoughts from my post last night.

Maybe the game could actually be tied to real life. So when something serious happens in real time, the devs patch it into the game. Then everyone could pool together to try and stop real life catastrophes before they happen. Its pretty amazing what things some people pick up on that the rest of us totally miss!

I know that would get extremely controversial but hey its a what if situation, right? ;)

 
loonyspoony 4 May, 2013 @ 4:40 pm   76

Road Sweeper – take your trusty broom onto the mean streets and collect leaves into small piles, brave very mild winds and flatulent dogs which play havoc with your leaf pyramids.
Can you collect occasional dropped litter in your handy side bag with a strange pincer contraption. Added rhythm game where you whistle hopelessly out of tune to the hits of Abba (they sound better out of tune).
All the banality of real life with the added possibility a bird may poop on your head.

SNAC0B_ 4 May, 2013 @ 4:45 pm   77

The best humdrum game based on everyday life would have to be a much duller version of Gran Theft Auto San Andreas. Come on who of us hasn’t played it and tried to be civilised, driving sensibly through the map waiting in traffic, stopping at the lights. The violence would simply have to be replaced with working 9 to 5 in order to earn money, buy a house, food and everything else, sounds pretty dull I know but I think it would be strangely addictive, think sims but infinitely better. When progressing through the game you could get promotions, buy a new car, go on holiday to new places via dlc, form relationships and build a family, the possibilities could be endless.

 
psychobudgie 4 May, 2013 @ 5:40 pm   78

Home Move – The Game

Having just moved house I can offer a suggestion based on the horrific reality of moving home.

Level 1 – Collecting boxes and black bags from down the shops. Have you got enough, are they big enough.

Level 2 – Arrange all the services to be there on time.

Level 3 – Start Packing being careful to label boxes. All done to a massive countdown timer being the time the removal van arrives.

Level 4 – Load the Van utilising all the space. Essentially Tetris with breakables.

Level 5 – Unload the Van – Get everything into the correct room.

Level 6 – Unpack

Level 7 – Party like it’s 1929.

Level 8 – Cry in a corner like a baby and start drinking vodka from a bottle.

 
VenomousAlbino 4 May, 2013 @ 7:18 pm   79

As I’m currently bed-ridden with the flu, how about a game set inside the human body, in which you need to help eradicate the flu virus from the person whose body you’re exploring?

The game would be a Metroid Prime-esque first person adventure, where new areas of the body become explorable once you’ve acquired the correct equipment. You would have to do battle with flu virus minions, along with more substantial boss viruses and rogue white blood cells.

hd_devil 4 May, 2013 @ 7:33 pm   80

Re-Charge!(tm)
(Part 1)

[posted from tablet] Keep your devices fully charged! You must NOT let that little battery icon turn red! Remember, red = dead! Drag the cord to your tablet and double tap to attach the power, but wait, is that power cord the right brand? Did you take too long untangling your nest of cords? If the power… [low battery]

[posted from ps3] …runs out, it is game over! Oh no! Did you notice that blinking red light on your PS3 SIXAXIS controller? Did you look away and miss the on-screen pop-up warning? Did you MOVE the motion controller in the indicated direction before the light went out? You better Re-Charge!(tm) your controller(s) correctly, or you might get a DUALSHOCK! Hope you reached the save game check-… [low battery]

(Continued…)

hd_devil 4 May, 2013 @ 7:35 pm   81

Re-Charge!(tm)
(Part 2)

[posted from vita] …point before your time expires. Yes, this game supports Cross-Play! Cross-Buy! And now, Cross-Fingers! Continue your progress on the Vita, taking full advantage of the front and back touch screens, to Re-Charge!(tm) your Vita! Use the dual thumb sticks to attach USB power, but wait, is it connected to your laptop? Did you forget to turn… [low battery]

[posted from laptop] …the power on last night? Quick! Try switching to a power-saving mode, by pressing archaic combinations of letters on the keyboard! Having trouble? Log-on to PlayStation Blog and ask the community how to get that “Light Bulb” trophy! Oh dear, did you press CTRL-ALT-DEL by mistake? Hit ESC before… [low battery]

[posted from phone] …it shts dwn. Can U gt a signal? Txt yr frnds 2 play wth U. Use acr & abbrevs so no1 undstds! K, my ph needs pwr ASAP! IRMC! BRB… [low battery]

 
Coody-Baroody 4 May, 2013 @ 9:01 pm   82

“WATCH DOGS!”

I know right! Sometimes I even surprise myself at how original and creative I can be! LOL.

Anyway, the concept of Watch Dogs is a carbon copy of my life at the minute.

The Story; The protagonist (Me) is laid up from work with an injury and is back at home with his parents while he gets better, but his parents have 2 dogs who are the cutest things alive when they are good but turn into the most noisy, frustrating and annoying creatures when they want to be. So, the protagonist has to keep an eye on these 2 dogs on a daily basis when the parents are out and that is easier said than done!

Gameplay would include trying to distract the 2 dogs by a fast QTE when the postman (or ANYONE!) is about to knock on the door. Trying to stop them noticing so they don’t start an ear shattering volley of barking that just wont stop. Then the obvious duty of taking them for “Walkies” maybe that could include Move support.

In all seriousness though, the 2 dogs really are the cutest dogs you’ve ever seen. Its just when they open their mouths that all that cuteness disappears! LOL

But YEAH! WATCH DOGS! Great name and idea for a game! XD

 
Coody-Baroody 4 May, 2013 @ 9:06 pm   83

@ FRED

Not that I think I WOULD win with my brilliantly original name for a game but please don’t consider me for any winning codes mate, I already own Little Deviants and Twisted Metal.

Good Luck to everybody else.

 
lordloss-1994 4 May, 2013 @ 9:17 pm   84

Have you ever believed that there are just too many wide open spaces in video games nowadays. tired of Light, Colour and all manner of joy-filled activities. yes? THEN DO I HAVE THE GAME FOR YOU. Attic Adventure *TM* introduces to players the idea of a hopeless existence filled with nothing but saddness and dust bunnies. this game puts you in the shoes of a man named Placeholder ,someone so dull and boring the person creating him couldn’t be bothered actually naming him. your mission to search for an object of great value (christmas lights) to settle a bet of even greater value ( 10 quid to be precise). along the way you will encounter obstacles (cobwebs) and may even find yourself stricken by incredible amounts of misfortune (stubbed toes and house spiders) but in the end if you search and try hard enough you may suceed in finding not only the christmas lights but that PS1 you thought you threw out. TBA SPRING 2024

 
dogwalker4000 4 May, 2013 @ 9:19 pm   85

Dead or Alive: Wash Down

The female stars from Dead or Alive appear in this realistic car wash simulator. The goal? To wash your customers car in the quickest time possible. Winning earns you money that can be used to learn new techniques such as “Wax On, Wax Off” and “Booty Scrub”. These techniques can be used to defeat your opponent as well as earn extra tips from your customers.

Featuring online modes like Strip Washing and Team Scrub Down, DOA: Wash Down is sure to create stiff competition between you and your friends!

 
Shinoda_2qx 4 May, 2013 @ 9:37 pm   86

Well based on my own life, they’ve already made a movie that pretty much sums up the life of working in retail: Groundhog Day! You guys at Sony love the whole film to game idea, make it happen, easy answer!

Also Fred, apologies will be accepted, should I be named winner! ;)

 
Licence 4 May, 2013 @ 11:17 pm   87

My game of everyday life, would start as an average day.
Woken by an alarm, you have to go about your day.
Narrated by an omnipotent voice describing your actions starting as mundane, moving on to add it’s own spin.
Counting bushes of your teeth,”1, 2, this gonna take a while shoot um i think its 13 yh 15 ok slow down sigh”.
Calling you OCD for leaving the marshmallows till the end in your cereal.
Saying it would be so much cooler if you were a superhero, not an admin worker.
The voice would start to talk about this being your last day on Earth.
Referencing how you’re going to die.
But all you can do is carry on your day.
The only entertainment being the narrator & it’s strange way of describing your life, & how much more awesome it’d be if you were the Nightingale Avenger, no the Crimson Hawk, no made up by the people, I hope its not a pun, Oh what am I kidding I love Puns, they have so much pun-tential.
The game continuing to be dull.
Except for the narrator, unrelentingly talking in an enthralling manner, & increasingly about your demise.
The game ending when you open your door after work, & have a heart attack. The narrator saying “I told you, but you didn’t listen did you.”

 
Chrome-Hazard 5 May, 2013 @ 8:07 am   88

Job Interview: The game! Your main character is super nervous about his job interview today so normal tasks become challenging mini games! You have a stress bar and if it gets too high, he faints. Keep the bar from filling up by successfully going about your morning rituals, brushing your teeth, shaving, making and eating breakfast, getting dressed for the interview, etc. All the while the stress meter is building, and should you fail a task then the meter builds even further! Traveling to the interview also includes various challenges, including optional missions like “buy a pack of mints from the shop” which may make the impending interview a little easier (a perk of sorts). The interview will act as a boss battle with a struggle meter, choosing the right actions will sway it in your favour. Defeating the boss (literally) means victory, and the level completed!

 
stealthstu007 5 May, 2013 @ 8:55 am   89

Part one of two!

The game would be called ‘My Boring Groundhog Day – A day in the life of an office worker!’

Level 1 – QTE to get up and get my clothes on.

Level 2 – Cooking Mama style level to get my breakfast done and im out the door.

Bonus Stage – Getting to work, special stage in Sonic 2,having to dodge the bombs while collecting rings.

Boss Level – Easy boss, a conversation with the security guard about how you forgot your pass, if you say the right things, he will let you in with a temporary pass.

Level 3 – Getting to the 10th Floor without the lift working. I imagine this level in the style of ‘Catherine’ pulling blocks out, destroying etc to get up the stairs.

Level 4 – Actual work, making a presentation involving pie charts, spreadsheets. Guitar Hero style, pressing the correct button at the correct time to complete charts.

Bonus Level – Getting a drink from the machine, purchase the correct drink from the info provided.

Boss Level – slightly harder boss, conversation with your boss, say the right things again to pass!

 
stealthstu007 5 May, 2013 @ 8:55 am   90

Part two of two!

Level 5 – Later in the game now, so shorter ‘zones’ – Street Fighter style level, you are trying to get copies of your presentation printed out, but people keep coming in asking to use the copier for ’1 copy’ so your job is to beat them up!

Boss Level – the actual presentation – boss difficulty gets ramped up this time, correct responses at the correct time will see you succeed.

Bonus Level – Another travel level, sonic 2 style.

Level 6 – Cooking mama style level again for your tea.

Level 7 – Open world Level, find Mahoneys bar for a beer (bonus points for crime while dodging police, your job doesn’t pay much and you need beer money)

FINAL BOSS – Ultimate difficulty, you see a fit girl at the bar, your job is to pull her! More correct responses required to complete the game!

Available on PSN for £29.99 (10% discount for PS+)

 
stealthstu007 5 May, 2013 @ 8:56 am   91

Level 5 – Later in the game now, so shorter ‘zones’ – Street Fighter style level, you are trying to get copies of your presentation printed out, but people keep coming in asking to use the copier for ’1 copy’ so your job is to beat them up!

Boss Level – the actual presentation – boss difficulty gets ramped up this time, correct responses at the correct time will see you succeed.

Bonus Level – Another travel level, sonic 2 style.

Level 6 – Cooking mama style level again for your tea.

Level 7 – Open world Level, find Mahoneys bar for a beer (bonus points for crime while dodging police, your job doesn’t pay much and you need beer money)

FINAL BOSS – Ultimate difficulty, you see a fit girl at the bar, your job is to pull her! More correct responses required to complete the game!

Available on PSN for £29.99 (10% discount for PS+)

 
hfred123 5 May, 2013 @ 11:10 am   92

I think it would be really cool if they made a sort of Pacman game where the maps are created from Google Maps overhead view. After choosing a locale, the game would color the roads based on the climate of the state/city/country etc to make ou feel like you’re there. Then Pacman would actually be the bad guy. He would be running down the streets and eating cars. Instead of ghosts chasing, you would have army tanks. And where it’s available, you would have a street view photo in the upper right corner to show you what the street looks like.

Newo_Namekaw 5 May, 2013 @ 11:48 am   93

How about a sleeping simulator called The Insomniac’s Nightmare?

First, there’s getting to the bed, where you have to avoid treading on things on the floor of your room (room messiness varying with difficulty level).

Then, there’s falling asleep. You have to do things such as avoid your smartphone, get into a comfy position, and keep out of range of the monster under the bed. Once you’re asleep, you can play a dream mini-game and have to avoid things that would wake you up like being pinched.

After this, you have to face one of a few tasks; get a midnight snack/drink, take a late night tinkle, get the neighbour’s barking dog to shut up, things like that. With all, you have to be careful to not turn on lights, not wake up people in the house, avoid creaky floorboards, and maintain your ability to stay awake until you complete the task.

Finally, there’s waking up. Your vision is groggy and you have to turn off your alarm before you get too cranky and ruin your entire day.

Depending on how well you slept, you earn more money from going to work in the day. You can spend this on things to help you sleep and complete certain tasks.

This all is inspired by true events. I need to get some sleep…

 
toxic-inferno 5 May, 2013 @ 1:09 pm   94

I’ve had a few more ideas regarding my “Gardening Hack ‘n Slash” idea since my original post (post 5)…

It would be possible to unlock different blades as you progress, including a chainsaw weapon later on in the game, which can more easily cut through thick branches. However if the chainsaw is used too much, the noise can infuriate the neighbours, resulting in a severe score penalty.

The aforementioned brambles would be hidden amongst the more unruly areas of the garden, and would be particularly difficult to cut down without getting hurt and damaging your score. Wasps would also feature prominently, nests of which could be disturbed, resulting in them attacking you. Story of my life…

In the hedge-shaping portion of the game, you would be given a minute to use your blade skills to cut a bush into a shape that the game gives you: on easy levels, a sphere or a star. On harder levels, you would be tasked with creating bushes shaped like people or animals.

 
StuDevo 5 May, 2013 @ 2:13 pm   95

The game would have two different gameplay mechanics.
First part is to somehow get a car through traffic jam while avoiding crazed drivers and pedestrians running across the road. At the same time trying to keep car damage to minimum
Second part would be based upon lecture room, with focus set on trying to keep the main character awake with bonuses awarded for making them look interested in the content.

 
Dermado 5 May, 2013 @ 6:51 pm   96

F-ort.
A tower defence game in which you try to distract yourself from the mediocrity of unemployment. Build beds that shoot pillows, a PS3 that freezes things down with its browser and store interface and a tv that distracts and stuns. Im sure there should be bonus points for eating properly, going outside and useful hobbies, but in realism mode these are all to be avoided for massive combos, putting off prior engagements gives you more playtime. Game runs on an effort meter, when it runs out you black out, try to keep going for as many hours as possible.

 
Vitkir 5 May, 2013 @ 7:07 pm   97

I keep seeing tending to my cat as a JRPG. Arming my self with a brush to attack the tangles in his fur. Random encounters with demands of feeding should I get up at night. Hunting him down and performing a timed grapple maneuver to administer deworming medicine. Timed fish cooking minigames to keep the critter from mauling me…

 
kid_Jump94 5 May, 2013 @ 8:23 pm   98

a game based around cooking simple foods, like noodles, or even making a sandwich except the concept is the same as surgeon simulator’s :p

 
AeonsDead 5 May, 2013 @ 9:38 pm   99

When i was a kid on long car journeys (before the advent of the wonderous PSP and Vita) i used to always imagine a sort of ninja like Raiden from Mortal Kombat running along side the car doing impossible backflips from telegraph poles to fences etc. a la. crouching tiger.

So my idea is that, a 2d game with a ninja who has a running speed of 60mph racing against cars. Kind of like the tricky treasures part of Rayman Origins mixed with the acrobatics of JoeDanger/UrbanTrialFreestyle. points given based on speed of level completion and number/quality of tricks completed.

He could be a crime fighting ninja chasing hit-and-run suspects, or retrieving old ladies handbags, infact the more i think of this game the more i want it now!

solarwind12 6 May, 2013 @ 12:11 am   100

Seems theres a lot of ideas that aren’t quite meeting criteria for the asked question, but thats good as i too will reply in similar way, now a game i would like to see made is a mix between tower defence/strategy and good old 1st or 3rd person enactments based on chosen strategy, subject, Saving whales, and other activities that are necessary due to human nature, the whale saving i guess would be a bit like battleships, ie you have x amount of tries to find the whaling fleet, then choosing most promising location deploy your own ships to interfere with the whole (grisly) process, other ‘activities’ could be sabataging tree logging equipment in certain areas, just a general educational game involving above issues would suffice, for starters.. but i really would like some dev to make a good realistic game about such matters, i have kept eye out for such a title but am yet to find any.. strange imo.. given just how important some likeminded issues are in todays everyday life, yet there unrepresented in gaming. well hopefully someone will see potential to do this, and am not meaning profit, though there prob would be some.

 
tiago-kun 6 May, 2013 @ 12:44 am   101

A game where there’s a giant traffic accident and you boss warned you that you can’t arrive late anymore for anything and you have a kinda endless runner on various places while you ran in the sidewalks and the middle of the traffic.

There would be all sorts of obstacles like cars with open doors, terraces and even parts with running on top of buildings, you would unlock special powers such as a last minute dodge that saves you one time and other stuff like that. Expanding the idea, you can even have special events such as halloween where you had to dodge zombies and vampires, or on easter there would be eggs and rabbits everywhere.

mattias-47 6 May, 2013 @ 12:53 am   102

I have something what is a specialist of Czech – drinking beer and then finding the path home. Imagine this – first person view but double seeing, u have to make it home… your steps are really unsure, steering with analog stick is so hard, holding balance with sixaxis even harder… you have to avoid police patrol (they would take you to sobering-up cell) and cars on the roads (they would kill you). When your sickness meter is full, you have to find some place without people nearby and vomit. Then your meter will be empty but it will starts to increase again. If somebody see you to vomit, he calls patrol and you have to “run”. There is also the “tired meter”. When it is full, you fall asleep and then you wake up one hour later at randomly place in the city and mostly without any important part of your clothes. Of course you dont have any map of the city, you even dont know exact location of your home. You just see the distance to your home, which is increasing or decreasing – it depends on your move.

 
Hexahedronaut 6 May, 2013 @ 9:52 am   103

A game where….. I’m a potato.

 
Fruit_Loop_1969 6 May, 2013 @ 10:10 am   104

Hope no one has done this:-

Getting to work on time:-
Starts by setting your alarm earlier enough to complete all tasks as per below:-

Easy:
Get up
Get dressed
Wash and brush teeth
Drive to work

Normal:
Get up
Get dressed
Make breakfast
Get washed
Get public transport (bus or train) 2 transfers

Hard
Get up
Get dressed
Get breakfast (full English)
Get washed and brush teeth
Get public transport (5 transfers not at same depot)

Insane
Get you and family up (1 partner, 1 TEENAGER, 1 toddler, 1 baby)
Get breakfast for all
Get showered and brush teeth
Get dressed and toddler and baby
All leave for public transport (5 transfers with screaming kids) and you have to stand!!!

Ps in harder levels public transport is not on time some is early n some late thus being more life like grrr!!!
If your late you have to come up with the idea of why you late!!!!

Enjoy!!!! Lol!!!!

 
Fruit_Loop_1969 6 May, 2013 @ 10:13 am   105

Pps the leader board is the latest time you set the alarm and complete all tasks!!!

DLC are different hazards like bus didn’t turn up so you have to juggle with different busses/trains to still get you there on time :-)

 
Aceterix 6 May, 2013 @ 1:49 pm   106

Alien breed – Spousal navigation.

It’s a text adventure with 2 very juxtaposed playable characters. You select a male or female character to start and then have to navigate through a weekend with your ‘better half’. Veiled quips, visits from the in-laws and the non gaming spouses jealousy over time spent with the ps3 make for a difficulty level only matched by demon souls. A tutorial where you woo your spouse is woefully short and leaves the player bereft of appropriate comprehension of the game mechanics.

Oh if you get all other trophies the platinum will be called ‘you flukey beggar’.

 
Leewom69 7 May, 2013 @ 7:35 pm   107

I suppose some of the daily chores could be spruced up into a game form…

Washing-up-tris-enga – Wash everything up and as you do fit it all into JUST the drying wrack. As the pile gets bigger the player must stack the crockery into a stable structure.

Hoovix – Cross the room whilst pushing the hoover avoiding the cord and cautiously brave furry animal. A decided percentage of the room has to be successfully vaccummed before moving on. Usually all of the visible bits player two can see.. The sequel could easily move to the garden for Lawnmovix.

Just a couple of mad moments…

 
BluSpykz 7 May, 2013 @ 9:49 pm   108

Any news for this forgotten thread, fred?
Some good answers! Been reading through. Impressive.

 
theskillzy 8 May, 2013 @ 11:59 pm   109

FRED !!!!! where is he anyone ?

 
KRadiation 9 May, 2013 @ 7:26 am   110

Sorry if this is a little late but can I withdraw my chance to win?
It would be cool to know if I had won anyway, but if not don’t worry about it.

I’m just thinking I’ve played Twisted Metal already and someone else might get more out of the win than me.

 
TheNudgeMan 9 May, 2013 @ 9:56 am   111

How very noble KRadiation. Kudos to you sir.

Fred’s done a runner with the prizes anyway so it wouldn’t have mattered!