Create a concept for a game for runners (for smartphones)

  • Statut: Closed
  • Prix: €530
  • Propositions reçues: 18
  • Gagnant : crazypyxl

Résumé du concours

We are looking for ideas for new apps for runners. It is expected that the runner has his/her phone mounted to his/her arm and uses earphones to listen to music, stories, announcements or instructions. His main method of input is provided by sensors like GPS or accelerometer.

What exactly are we looking for?
* Gaming elements to motivate runners and to bring diversity into running sessions.
* An incremental concept that makes it possible to deliver an interesting app as soon as possible. For example think of 30 day cycles (or even less), and after every cycle it should be possible to deliver a new, fully functional version of the app.
* A clear and complete concept, ideally accompanied by wireframes, flowcharts, etc.
* An app that is easy to use for every runner. For example most runners don't want to use the touchscreen during the run; in many cases runners have to follow certain paths and cannot change direction arbitrarily; some runner might want to use the app on a treadmill.

Some ideas and hints to get you started:
* Look at [url removed, login to view] to see an example of this genre.
* You could develop a strategy game, where resources are collected during running and used for buying buildings and units.
* You could develop a roleplaying game, where running influences the character and the story.
* You could include single player and multiplayer modes, either for teaming up or for competitions.

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  • Andreas271828
    Détenteur du concours
    • il y a 4 ans

    One week to go! Time to put the finishing touches to your ideas.
    Depending on their submissions in the final week the best chances to be in the race about the price money have: crazypyxl, yellowB and AmeriPaddy. Keep it rolling :)

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. crazypyxl
      crazypyxl
      • il y a 4 ans

      Working on both ideas as discussed.. Will submit drafts soon..
      Cheers,
      John

      • il y a 4 ans
  • AmeriPaddy
    AmeriPaddy
    • il y a 4 ans

    I have a few ideas that I'd like to develop, but before I spend a lot of time on that, I'd like to confirm that you only need a developed concept as opposed to technological development. I'm confident that you'll like the ideas, but I couldn't begin to do any programming.

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. Andreas271828
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      Yeah - a concept is what i need! The most important thing is an interesting idea that provides the player with long-term fun. I've got the development team. What you do need to consider is the user experience: which sensors can be used, what does the user need to do during the workout (e.g. consider that most people don't want to touch the screen during running), etc.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • vampyfree
    vampyfree
    • il y a 4 ans

    looking 4 review...which is must for success of contestants. thank you

    • il y a 4 ans
  • IElite2010
    IElite2010
    • il y a 4 ans

    Think twice about posting your games here everyone. He will just tell you later that he already had that idea! He is all about collecting as many games as he can for the price of one!

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. IElite2010
      IElite2010
      • il y a 4 ans

      I have responed in the entry area, so others dont see what i have typed

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. Andreas271828
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      Unfortunately, Freelancer does not let me see the entry area of withdrawn entries. Because you had withdrawn some of your entries very quickly again (probably the once with the more specific ideas), I could not even check them out and also have no idea how original they were. You could create a fake entry or reopen the entry where to responded to discuss things.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • Andreas271828
    Détenteur du concours
    • il y a 4 ans

    To all contestants: Many technical details are similar in different contest entries and also to what I have thought about already. Coming up with interesting stories, specific events and tasks, and other creative elements will increase your chance to win this contest dramatically. A technically simple app with a high level of creativity is better than a complex app where creative work still has to be done later to make it really interesting.

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. ColdworksArt
      ColdworksArt
      • il y a 4 ans

      Alright, my idea for multiple games gaining resources from a core running module isn't the way you'd like to go about this.
      I'll leave those submissions on page and start from scratch.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • Andreas271828
    Détenteur du concours
    • il y a 4 ans

    Contest is sealed now. Please feel free to upload more details.

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. Andreas271828
      Détenteur du concours
      • il y a 4 ans

      some details like giving clear instructions ("follow the path to your right" instead of "120°"), some details about potential stories ... the actual game ... with most entries i'm still waiting for ideas considering gaming ... i already had many of the technical ideas proposed in your and other entries ... what i miss in my person and also in the entries so far is the creativity to create an interesting storyline

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. IElite2010
      IElite2010
      • il y a 4 ans

      So now your telling me is someone else or you have already proposed my ideas. What a load of crap! I was just about to publich an update to! PLEASE DO NOT THINK ABOUT USING MY IDEAS!

      • il y a 4 ans
  • ColdworksArt
    ColdworksArt
    • il y a 4 ans

    Part 3 of flowcharts added as #28
    I'll bundle all these flowcharts in a small pdf file when I'm done.

    • il y a 4 ans
  • Chrissikosk
    Chrissikosk
    • il y a 4 ans

    Hello contest holder!!! I have submitted my proposal with a few examples. If you would like to learn more about my ideas in detail let me know... Thanks!

    • il y a 4 ans
  • IElite2010
    IElite2010
    • il y a 4 ans

    Any chance of this project being sealed? I would be very reluctant to upload my entire proposal without it being sealed. If not, i will have to create a much shorter overview of the concept.

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. confrosh
      confrosh
      • il y a 4 ans

      Hi contest holder :)

      I agree with this suggestion. If you could please seal the project to protect our game ideas and for you to be able to receive more interesting and unique entries, that would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

      I am working on my proposal now and would love to share it with you once done (and hopefully when the project is sealed).

      Thanks again! :) I will also create an overview of the game just in case the project wouldn't be sealed.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • IElite2010
    IElite2010
    • il y a 4 ans

    I have submitted #14

    • il y a 4 ans
  • IElite2010
    IElite2010
    • il y a 4 ans

    Please see #7 - #12 (This is a summary review of my proposal). If you are interested in learning more, please rate and send feedback! - Thank You!

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. IElite2010
      IElite2010
      • il y a 4 ans

      Sorry, #7 - #13!

      • il y a 4 ans
  • IElite2010
    IElite2010
    • il y a 4 ans

    I would still like to upload some additional items as how I envision this to work on the SmartPhone

    • il y a 4 ans
  • IElite2010
    IElite2010
    • il y a 4 ans

    I have uploaded Part I of my proposal - the overview, please allow me to upload my illustrations to go along with it. More parts to come

    • il y a 4 ans
  • IElite2010
    IElite2010
    • il y a 4 ans

    I am working on this and will be submitting my proposal today or tonight. I have an awseome concept I would like to share, and i just trying to package it together correctly for upload as an entry. - Please wait!

    • il y a 4 ans
  • ColdworksArt
    ColdworksArt
    • il y a 4 ans

    Idea continued in entry #5, more updates will follow.
    PM for further clarification on unclear points.

    • il y a 4 ans
    1. ColdworksArt
      ColdworksArt
      • il y a 4 ans

      It seems you didn't really like that part of the idea too much.
      What do I change to make it better?

      • il y a 4 ans
    2. ColdworksArt
      ColdworksArt
      • il y a 4 ans

      Withdrawn and resubmitted.
      The site doesn't seem to work well with transparancy enabled png images.

      • il y a 4 ans
  • ColdworksArt
    ColdworksArt
    • il y a 4 ans

    Would you be content with a flowchart for the concept, or would you also like to see some concept art done as well?

    • il y a 4 ans

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