Tweet Land: Arcade-Like Game Based On Real-Time Tweets
Tweet Land is an interesting new platform for video games that are able to interact with real-time happenings on Twitter. The arcade-like game-play integrates things and situations people in your social network tweet about. When someone, for instance, tweets about a plane crash, you’ll have to deal with this in the game you play. When someone tweets about a ‘sunny day’ you might expect a change of weather within your game. This way the game you play will be different each time, which overcomes playing a level that you already know completely.
The real world (on Twitter), and the digital world in your game are merged, explains PSFK. This has never been done before, and it will result in loads of interesting new game-play features. Tweet Land will be launched with two initial games: a racing game called ‘Route 140’ and an action game called ‘Love City’. On crowd-funding platform Kickstarter the game creators explain their project in order to raise funds to develop some of their new ideas. As the makers explain, they have created tons of situations that are triggered by relative keywords that people might tweet about. Consider pledging 25 dollars and your name will be mentioned in the game on the Backer’s Monument. Wouldn’t that be cool? The developers are aiming to launch Tweet Land before mid-2011, both for iPhone and web browser, with two initial games.
“The game works really simple. Every time someone in the world tweets something, his or her tweets could affect the gameplay of Tweet Land by triggering certain action-keywords. It could be a ‘car accident’ in your racing game, it could be your hate-gun gets reloaded in the action game, it could be anything.”
Watch the video below to learn more about Tweet Land: