In 2012, I had an idea for a game where most of the players knew a topic, and one player was trying to figure out what the topic was and fake it. I put out a call online for submissions for topics to include in the game, and it was my plan to include the contributor's names on the published version of the game.
I couldn't figure out a way to make a paper version, so I ended up using MIT's App Inventor to create the prototype. I've been testing it for a while and trying to decide what to do next. In the meanwhile, MIT has released a new version of App Inventor, and I would need to start over if I want to continue serious development on the app.
In addition, I've learned about a new game for 2014 - Spyfall - that uses the same concept, but with a spy narrative. So, that means that I've lost the first mover advantage on this concept.
I've decided to just put the prototype out there and let you enjoy it!
This is a 5-minute game for 4-7 players that requires an Android device.
You can get it at the Google Play store here for free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_scottnicholson.FakingIt
What about iOS?
I'm not making an IOS prototype; all I needed was one prototype to test the idea. This is probably the end of the road for me and this project, as I'm now focused on games for learning. Who knows; someone might want to partner with me and make this a commercial project.
I'm not doing any technical support on this. It's a prototype, so if it works, enjoy it, and remember that apps don't have to be about staring at a screen - they can be about helping people to engage directly with each other!