22 votes

Slush Idea Bin

Here's something I want to try, a sort of here's an idea thread for things you want to write down or think that are a good idea, but have no intention of exploring. All top level posts should be similar to shower thoughts in spontaneity, but allow you to further explore them should you choose to. Effectively, it's an Adopt a Thought!

21 comments

  1. moocow1452
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    A high school dating sim where you date social media platforms, call it Parasocial. Facebook is the student president know it all, Twitter is cute but damaged, etc. The date everybody ending has...

    A high school dating sim where you date social media platforms, call it Parasocial. Facebook is the student president know it all, Twitter is cute but damaged, etc. The date everybody ending has you spending the rest of your life trying to make them all happy, while you slowly lose yourself to complusive validation.

    12 votes
  2. teaearlgraycold
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    A mobile phone app that uses computer vision to discover corporate logos in your camera's field of view. Combined with a database of what companies are subsidiaries/parent companies to each other...

    A mobile phone app that uses computer vision to discover corporate logos in your camera's field of view.

    Combined with a database of what companies are subsidiaries/parent companies to each other it could allow you to more easily boycott brands. You could blacklist Nestle and any logo of one of their many sub-brands would get matched and flagged.

    Because logos are necessarily always exactly the same this isn't too hard of a problem to solve. The ownership database could be seeded automatically with information from Wikipedia. Crowdsourcing would take care of mistakes or gaps from this discovery process.

    11 votes
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    Diet_Coke
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    A city builder where you have to deal with climate change but all of your decisions have unintended consequences that ultimately result in losing the game. Without telling the player, it's...

    A city builder where you have to deal with climate change but all of your decisions have unintended consequences that ultimately result in losing the game. Without telling the player, it's impossible to win.

    8 votes
    1. xstresedg
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      While not climate change, but that's more or less the idea behind Rise to Ruins. I mean... I'm on an digital hiatus, I'm not really here.

      While not climate change, but that's more or less the idea behind Rise to Ruins. I mean... I'm on an digital hiatus, I'm not really here.

      1 vote
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    Brock_Knifemann
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    A crime scene investigation TV show set in an empire from Antiquity. Imagine CSI: Byzantium, for example. You could have a lot of fun with that.

    A crime scene investigation TV show set in an empire from Antiquity. Imagine CSI: Byzantium, for example. You could have a lot of fun with that.

    7 votes
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      Silbern
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      Right? I remember thinking about that a couple years ago, while watching Warehouse 13. Wouldn't it be badass to see a whole crime series in ancient Rome, complete with the trial speeches and...

      Right? I remember thinking about that a couple years ago, while watching Warehouse 13. Wouldn't it be badass to see a whole crime series in ancient Rome, complete with the trial speeches and cameos by famous Roman figures? Really surprised no one seems to have explored that yet.

      3 votes
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        Brock_Knifemann
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        Sorry, Hollywood is too busy reboothing things to come up with fresh ideas. I personally detest crime/cop/lawyer/doctor/political shows with a passion, but you bet I'd watch something like CSI:...

        Really surprised no one seems to have explored that yet.

        Sorry, Hollywood is too busy reboothing things to come up with fresh ideas.

        I personally detest crime/cop/lawyer/doctor/political shows with a passion, but you bet I'd watch something like CSI: Ur, if it was historically and aesthetically consistent with what we know.

        4 votes
        1. MimicSquid
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          And then end it with a punishment from the legal code of the time, which certainly would be bloody and informative.

          And then end it with a punishment from the legal code of the time, which certainly would be bloody and informative.

          1 vote
  5. kfwyre
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    A linear, story-driven videogame where 97% of players are presented with the story as usual but 3% of players experience a version that, while mostly the same, has several major differences in the...

    A linear, story-driven videogame where 97% of players are presented with the story as usual but 3% of players experience a version that, while mostly the same, has several major differences in the plot. At no point is this ever mentioned, hinted at, or acknowledged, either in-game or by the devs, leading to disagreement on the actual game itself in discussions, with both sides justifiably believing they're correct.

    7 votes
  6. MimicSquid
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    A Dungeon Core story set in a modern world, where the CEO of a small AI research company is absorbed into his own system and then tries to keep things going while hiding his new inhuman status....

    A Dungeon Core story set in a modern world, where the CEO of a small AI research company is absorbed into his own system and then tries to keep things going while hiding his new inhuman status. I'd call it Core Executive Officer.

    4 votes
  7. NaraVara
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    An annual security/compliance training for corporations that eschews the traditional slide-show and multiple choice test format and has you play an RPG with compliance, security incident, sexual...

    An annual security/compliance training for corporations that eschews the traditional slide-show and multiple choice test format and has you play an RPG with compliance, security incident, sexual harassment, etc. scenarios instead.

    4 votes
  8. Akir
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    I really wanted to do this but I lack the combination of time and motivation. A SF visual novel where a depressed woman travels to a space colony as a "fairwell cruise" before she kills herself....

    I really wanted to do this but I lack the combination of time and motivation.

    A SF visual novel where a depressed woman travels to a space colony as a "fairwell cruise" before she kills herself. When she wakes up from hypersleep she slowly discovers that she is actually in a simulation created by the ship's AI in an effort to understand her so it can inhabit her brain.

    Near the end you learn that the AI will certainly be discovered to be sentient after pulling this stunt, which will lead to humans to terminate it. The player will have choice on which life to save, hopefully prompting the player to examine how they value life.

    4 votes
  9. 45930
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    A dating app partnered with or based on "The Bachelor" On Sunday night, women open a lobby with 20 spots. Guys sign up for spots if they're interested. Throughout the week, she cuts guys on a...

    A dating app partnered with or based on "The Bachelor"

    On Sunday night, women open a lobby with 20 spots. Guys sign up for spots if they're interested. Throughout the week, she cuts guys on a schedule. By Saturday, she picks 1 or rejects all. Rejected guys can re-up next Sunday, and while they wait, enter "Paradise" mode, which is just normal swiping to keep users from getting bored.

    3 votes
  10. Karunamon
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    The "endgame" module for XScreensaver, but it allows you to point it at a folder of PGN files, playing out a whole game and showing any annotations in the file. And cross platform, needless to say.

    The "endgame" module for XScreensaver, but it allows you to point it at a folder of PGN files, playing out a whole game and showing any annotations in the file. And cross platform, needless to say.

    3 votes
  11. rogue_cricket
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    A dog leash with a tension sensor. Emits a noise when pulled to a configurable threshold.

    A dog leash with a tension sensor. Emits a noise when pulled to a configurable threshold.

    3 votes
  12. balooga
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    A fleet of autonomous, solar powered carbon capture drones. These large, zero-emission devices would roam the skies, vacuuming up CO₂ and converting it to raw industrial materials for low-cost...

    A fleet of autonomous, solar powered carbon capture drones. These large, zero-emission devices would roam the skies, vacuuming up CO₂ and converting it to raw industrial materials for low-cost carbon nanotube manufacturing. Then we can both reduce the rate of climate change, and make space elevator development more realistic.

    3 votes
  13. moocow1452
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    An Open Source Digital Competive Card Game, pay what you want for the core set and challenges, official and community approved expansions for free, and easily moddable for experimental cards and...

    An Open Source Digital Competive Card Game, pay what you want for the core set and challenges, official and community approved expansions for free, and easily moddable for experimental cards and alternative game modes. Ideally it be like Pixel Dungeon, where a fork is the better version.

    1 vote
  14. moocow1452
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    A monthly recurring version of this topic, or is it pretty evergreen?

    A monthly recurring version of this topic, or is it pretty evergreen?

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    moocow1452
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    A Pokemon game mode/clone, where you venture into a massive cave. Leave your team and inventory at the door, every floor is a new biome, and each level you restock with a couple assorted items,...

    A Pokemon game mode/clone, where you venture into a massive cave. Leave your team and inventory at the door, every floor is a new biome, and each level you restock with a couple assorted items, every 10, you also get a single Pokeball. 100 levels down, you reach the bottom and engage a legendary.

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      MimicSquid
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      So basically a Pokemon version of the Ancient Cave from Lufia 2?

      So basically a Pokemon version of the Ancient Cave from Lufia 2?

      1 vote
      1. moocow1452
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        Yeah, I was thinking how to do a Nuzlocke Randomizer run and justify it within a Pokemon game.

        Yeah, I was thinking how to do a Nuzlocke Randomizer run and justify it within a Pokemon game.