Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gems of Opportunity: Matchmaking & Games Industry Concept: "A Social and Romantic Matchmaking Genre Role Playing Game"


Hello All,

There are a myriad of video games out in the world that have a subliminal Death Wish for our civilization. In the other spectrum there are lesser known often lewd and pornographic dating video games online. Nothing except perhaps the series of "The Sims" published by "Electronic Arts" of "Mr. Will Wright" game designer fame. Has there stood a near family friendly sort of popular video game for audiences of all ages. 

My conceptual design today is just an early notion into marrying both a social matchmaking features found online. Be it: eHarmony, Match.com, Friend Finder, and so forth that are non-pornographic and free of lewd tendencies mostly. With that of a multiplayer or MMO (massively multiplayer online) game world found today that is F2P (Free to Play). Although free to play for adults with a valid credit card much like a dating website. If players were to seek each other out in real life there can be safety features included like in any regular matchmaking dating website service. Such as passing a Real ID background check to see someone doesn't have a criminal history and so forth. 

Instead of interfacing with a matchmaking website in plain 2D (dimensions). One can have a dating or matchmaking video game world in first person, third person, and/or isometric overhead viewpoint. This would be a niche audience and not tailored towards minors such as teenagers. More so for adults seeking a family friendly clean outlook free of the sleazy filth found elsewhere online. 

Like with any dating or matchmaking website its free to enroll as a member. However to get better features one has the option to become a paying member at various membership tiers. In many ways several game publishers with MMO game titles have done similar over the years. With F2P game titles with optional subscriber plans for paying members. Being offered more convenience, greater status, and other pertinent rewards in games. 



I would hope such a MMO or multiplayer game title would be more than just finding romantic partners. To venture into social friendships which can include even finding like minded people of a similar spiritual or religious faith in such a setting. A social hub matrix can be part and parcel of the game design elements of the feature rich game world. Bringing people as players together in virtual fictional settings be it with celebrations or other forms of common game play. Not to make such a game world like a "Candy Land" of wishy washy game setting. There can be real world dilemma overtones to entertain as much as to build shared engagement in such an online community setting. I won't go too much into game design particular features just state the general theory behind such a project if one were to be created overall. 

There can be an added social cause layer added to such a game world and to reveal some real world personal character traits of a person. Many know of the Griefer term as a player that causes turmoil to others as a sadist for instance. What if quite the opposite behavior is encouraged in such a game world by revealing in game play the best cooperative traits of a real person. This will take some sort of social engineering and psychology involved to design game play elements that approach such a would be process. 

The reason why to shine a light on a person's truer disposition instead of the traditional alter ego. Is much like crowdfunding for social causes online. What if in such a virtual fictional game world setting for a MMO or multiplayer game title. There are zone wide events that mimic the plights of International, National, or Regional real world charities. This will be part education to the community of players of the struggles facing such social causes in the real world. To portray them in a game world not just to spice up game play for example. But to actually generate a Crowd Sourced Fundraising Drive In-Game. Like in many other MMO's have accomplished from player contributions collectively. 

These real world charities will be vetted by the game developer / publisher and perhaps selected by the community of players themselves. Of course game storyline plots and any unique content must be planned for ahead of time like a pipeline delivery system. Although an auto-generated game content engine would go a long way to remove some of the burden from the developer. For on the fly generated game play events that occur randomly or are tied to choke point quest (mission) based instanced game play.

Allow me to list some examples a Tsunami event in the real world can have the game world and community of players up to 90 days later. Have game world content that mimics the environmental catastrophe as it's happening and the after effects in rebuilding. This would make the game a quasi simulator as it draws real world parallels of the dilemma's faced elsewhere for humanitarian issues. Another example can be the war torn plight occurring for the last couple of years in Syria. Having large swaths of humanity displaced because of war and famine has been our ancestors history for tens of thousands of years. To create such a zone or zones in a game world for the "United Nation" charities for war torn refugees be they women and children. Or to help fund the existing burgeoning camps in: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and now Europe. 

This may be too much reality but heck present day game worlds are excellent at showcasing destroyed civilizations and Diaspora's. Like I mentioned at the top of this concept game publishers have a subliminal death wish for our civilization. Although in their defense they are giving gamers what they want. What if giving us what we need instead feeds our minds and hearts in a greater capacity, wouldn't that be a truly novel idea in a matchmaking game world. By attempting to reveal real world personal character traits of real people in game play. Yes, it might sound naive and can easily be faked, but given the opportunity it can still be harnessed by connecting people together virtually and perhaps in the real world too. 

Ivan "Atrayo" Pozo-Illas, has devoted 21 years of his life to the pursuit of clairvoyant automatic writing channeling the Angelic host. Ivan, is the author to the spiritual wisdom series of "Jewels of Truth" consisting of 3 volumes published to date. He also channels conceptual designs that are multi-faceted for the next society to come that are solutions based as a form of dharmic service. Numerous examples of his work is available at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site of 10 years plus online. Your welcome to visit his website "Jewelsoftruth.us" for further information or to contact "Atrayo" directly.