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March 23, 2007


Damn, I hate the internet sometimes. I was going to go to sleep about an hour ago but then I thought I'd just do one more tweak and now its an hour later and I'm just about to call it a day having put together another piece of the livejournal meets geolocation puzzle - this is very much a work in progress, as you can see by the fact I accidentally posted from the middle of the indian ocean (maybe the upness and alongness are the wrong way around somewhere along the way?). I'm not going to worry myself deeply about this since theres hardly a lot of people actually using geotagging on livejournal at the moment.

Flickr have managed to get a bunch of people using geotagging, and, in some ways, it makes more sense there, photos are by their nature very much tied to locations. That could also be true of journal entries, but it is unlikely to happen until there are some sensible mobile clients out there with access to location information....ah, now theres a thought...but I must go to sleep before I start another all-nighter on this.

March 24, 2007

The money game

(Inspired somewhat by Robert Kiyosakis Cashflow, Tribal Wars and Inselkampf)

It strikes me there is a place for a massively multiplayer online educational finance game. This could take one of two forms, a limited time game or an open-ended world where players join and 'complete' their mission, it would avoid the 'superpower' endstate of IK & TW by setting individual goals for players, so that the strong players are the ones that get knocked out, not the weak ones.

Cashflow focusses mostly on property, since thats where Kiyosaki made his money, but there are a number of markets that could be included. The important part is creating a realistic scenario from which it is possible to learn about financial behaviour, what works and what doesn't.

What I'm envisaging at the moment is a 'long' running game world, based around a (game world) turn length of one month which could happen daily in realworld time.

Some thoughts

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