Nanowrimo Games

Nanowrimo is a national competition where you attempt to write an entire 50,000 word novel in the month of November, from start to finish. I’m not really a novel writer, but I’m quite keen on designing games, so I’m thinking of trying to do a Nanowrimo Game, fully designed, play-tested and published in a month.

I’ve got two ideas at the moment, and I think I’ll run with whatever grabs me the most at the beginning of November.

  • Space Race – You are competing with the other players to build a Space programme from scratch, and to make money, by colonising space, selling your technology, and exploiting the resources of the Solar system.
  • Volcano – A co-operative game, players are a group of scientists, attempting to warn a community to the dangers of a volcano about to erupt in their midst, and trying to save as many people as possible from the lava.

I’m quite fond of both of these ideas, so the one that doesn’t get done as a Nanowrimo might find itself attacked in a more leisurely manner at a later date.


One Response to “Nanowrimo Games”

  1. Best of Board Games :: Nanowrimo Games :: October :: 2006 Says:

    […] Here’s a great idea from toadflax games: Nanowrimo for Games! Nanowrimo stands for National novel writing month; people aim to write a novel during November. Why not design a game during the month? […]

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