Rob Beschizza at 7:25 am Thu, Feb 3, 2011
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Please note GameStorm is also a gaming convention. GameStorm.Org is the website for the annual gaming convention in the Portland Metro Area, and GameStorm 13 is set for March 24-27. http://gamestorm.org has more information.
If they want free ideas, wouldn’t it be easy to hire some unpaid interns to brainstorm for good ideas rather than asking for other game developers through-aways. Most developers have their own blogs to post this stuff.(while still retaining their own IP rights) why would they give it away? Here’s one I posted recently:
The idea of the site was to just share and immortalize doodles, sketches, and brainstorming sheets made by game designers and developers, programmers and artists around the world. I have a thing for these messy, often nonsensical brain-dumped sheets of paper, and find them fun and inspiring to browse through. So I made it as a place to just find inspiration or get a good laugh rather than a serious concept-gathering initiative. :)
I did! I am a tinkerer with Flixel and Flashpunk too. I know it’s for sharing the little game ideas like levels and designs we all have, but I think it’ll be very inspirational too.
If there was an equivalent site for general product ideas, I’d use it. I always have ideas for which I lack the skills, capital and motivation to do anything with. If I’m not going to use them, I might as well offer them up for someone else who’s got the skills, etc, but lacks a idea.
Making it a contest might encourage better ideas.
Hmmm, good thinking. I do love contests/competitions! I also really like the bad ideas as well, though, they’re half the fun.
You’ve completely misunderstood the intent of this website.
“Got a game idea you know you’ll never get around to making? Share it at Gamestorm, a new blog for game sketches, and maybe someone else will!” – maybe boingboing is misrepresenting the intent.
Yeah, game sketches like level designs and shit. Not like idea frameworks for a game.
Did you even visit the site, Rob? :p
To be more precise, the visual ephemera and design prototypes are what is showcased…
Naturally, I see this and every idea I ever had for a game goes *poof*. There should be a name for that.
I already thought of one.
There should be a name for that.
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