I was at a game prototyping event a few weeks ago and was talking to another game designer about … what else? Games.
He was mentioning a poorly themed game about being stuck in traffic and we started riffing on other bad themes we’d never want to use.
Here are some we came up with including a few I’ve thought of since:
- Watching grass grow
- Things to do while waiting for a delayed flight at the airport
- School Janitor (oh no, someone get the sawdust…)
- Superhero accountants
- Counting Sheep: The Game
It’s funny, but sometimes brainstorming the worst ideas ever can make you think differently and a really great idea might come to mind.
What are some terrible or boring-to-tears themes that you’d never want to see in a game? Leave your thoughts below!