Tuesday, October 18, 2011

email, 5/27/11

I came up with a concept for an art video game. The fun part is that the nature of its clever premise is such that the game cannot actually be fun to play. The game is called Eat the Rich. It randomly generates people based on wealth distribution in the United States. Eating wealthy people is more delicious than eating poor people and gives you more points. The point is that getting someone to eat in the top 10% of wealth gives you much more points than someone in the bottom 10%, and if you stumble across someone in the top 1%, you get so many points that the entire thing becomes ridiculous. That's the problem with the American economy: it doesn't lend itself to a fun game.

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