Forums > Game Forums > 4 Minutes and 33 Seconds of Uniqueness > Is this really a "Moby" game?'
formercontrib (157837) on 4/18/2013 9:04 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
No interactivity - no user input. Only waiting and watching for 4min33s. if someone else does it too or not ?
Indra was here (20774) on 4/18/2013 9:47 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
If someone glues a bicycle chain together with a water sink, puts in in a glass box, and calls it the expression of the struggles of Native American people, is it art?
Personally, I just call it lazy. And no, not art, or else every garbage can would have an audience.
Same reasoning here.
Indra was here (20774) on 4/18/2013 11:09 PM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
But to be fair, if the intent of the developer was to create a game, then it's a game.
Though 'in bad taste' must still be explicitly expressed.
Only problem if someone created a white screenshot and calls it game: the game starts after you stare long enough and start getting hallucinations.
Pseudo_Intellectual (64872) on 4/18/2013 11:23 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
It's not dissimilar to a game of nerves like "chicken" or a staring contest, both of which could be considered games of sorts wherein nothing happens until one player performs an action that renders the game lost. It's true that the presentation is unorthodox, but I for one champion the unorthodox.
Pseudo_Intellectual (64872) on 4/19/2013 12:08 AM · Reply · Permalink · Report
If you asked joyquality, he might say no. If you asked me, I might say yes. It has a "win" condition, which is more than can be said for SimCity.
There is also a whole genre of "idle" games out there, which essentially play themselves, some of which I have documented here.
(And, of course, "Don't Shoot the Puppy", where the challenge is precisely not to interact with the game.)
vileyn0id_8088 (21187) on 4/20/2013 4:59 AM · Reply · Permalink · Report
Oooh, an "idle" genre you say? I'd better get crackin' on the alpha for The Transcendental Beauty of Waiting for your Mobygames Submission to be Processed.
Ad blurb: "4 minutes and 33 seconds? Don't make me laugh, puny Earthling. >:]"
Fred VT (25891) on 4/20/2013 1:21 PM · edited · Reply · Permalink · Report
[Q --start vile_r wrote--]The Transcendental Beauty of Waiting for your Mobygames Submission to be Processed. [/Q --end vile_r wrote--]
The best part of the game would be when the submission gets sent back for a single typo(that could simply have been corrected by the approver), which means it has to get back in the queue the correction has been made.... -_-'
And I'm not talking about the escalations...
Patrick Bregger (284109) on 4/20/2013 1:29 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
However, that is not that bad. The item enters the queue at the place it originally was (based on the original contribution date). So if the queue was processed in order, the item usually re-appears on first place.
vileyn0id_8088 (21187) on 4/20/2013 5:46 PM · Reply · Permalink · Report
[Q --start Patrick Bregger wrote--]However, that is not that bad. The item enters the queue at the place it originally was (based on the original contribution date). So if the queue was processed in order, the item usually re-appears on first place. [/Q --end Patrick Bregger wrote--] Hmmm... what if I pull my own submission to make a correction, then resubmit? does it still retain its original place in the queue then?