Sunday, December 21, 2008

some cool shite today

Flight of the Conchords is having a UGC contest that will actually deliver... the obsession with the Flight of The Conchords chaps is the right kind of show involvement where UGC works best.

A company called Shidonni has launched a site where your drawings are brought to life. It is geared at kids, but everyone can have fun with this baby.
Venturebeat: The site lets kids (ages four to 12) be as creative as they want to be. They can draw as many animals or objects as they like, and those animals can appear as the heroes in the simple games that appear on Shidonni's site. Children can also create backgrounds such as hills, the sun, or other pieces of landscape that likewise become the environment for the kid-created characters to play in"

I envision that all the content that's created by users will end up becoming a self populated virtual world, where you can turn up somewhere and see your own contribution to the space. Pretty damn nice web 2.0. reminds me of the Magic Faraway Tree...eveytime those kids went up the tree there was another new land of adventure. I feel all warm, fuzzy and nostalgic inside.

1 comment:

Guy B said...

Thanks for the review (and for feeling a bit nostalgic) . Shidonni actually does already have a log of game-world , or virtual world elements in. Check out this video :