Our Urban Game called "Surfboard" is a game that challenges the user both mentally and physically to balance at certain angles for at least 3 seconds with a new angles as soon as the last one is completed. Our idea was to create a game that provides enjoyment and reward at the end and incorporates the two major factors that normally go into games. Our game uses decorative lights as a reward once the user completes the challenges, however their is also a certain amount of self-satisfaction that is gained once completed.
Our project provides several answers to long time gaming problems. One of the more important problems that it solves is incorporating physical play in a short amount of time. Currently most physically active games require a certain amount of practice and than another 30 minutes to play in a competitive way. However our game allows the average pedestrian to challenge himself physically in just 1-2 minutes. It also allows the user to gain enjoyment or self-satisfaction without any other players.
Our game could be the stepping stone into a whole new world of games. These games could help to get the world off the couch and produce the same amount of enjoyment while also moving and challenging your body. Our game could also help the elderly with balance issues as well as war veterans. It could also be modified to people who have recently come out of a coma who are looking to regain some of their balance in a more exciting way.
Our game's use of simple rewards, as well as physical challenge, and easy to use interface makes it one of the most unique projects that we have made. We believe that as is it is already a very enjoyable game and that it's further uses are exponential.