My son is 12, and starting to participate in online communities. Right now, the only community he's interacting with is 4 friends of his from school; they play Minecraft. But I suspect this will soon change. [more inside]
Trying to identify this elaborate custom-tailored performance art/ARG project I read about, possibly on MetaFilter, circa 2007-2010. Basically: you apply for the chance to have this group go to your hometown and stage an elaborate theatrical experience personalized to you, starring all your friends and family, for the purposes of creating a powerful emotional experience. [more inside]
Game-loving MeFites: Know any games that make use of a computer, but aren't computer games? [more inside]
Is there a (preferably free) online game like Zynga's Adventure World that doesn't require me to hassle my friends for things to move forward? [more inside]
I used to play this game online which was kind of cool. I've forgotten the name/URL. The gamespace was a floating grid in space. On the grid are panels of light (and other shapes) looping around in huge arcs and fountains. The game play was to bounce your point of view using the controls until you could hitch a ride on the circling panels in order to approach and finally go through a gateway to the next level. You can design your own levels if you choose and there was an online community doing this. I think the name had 'world' in it. The whole concept was to be relaxing and diverting rather than competitive in nature.
Can you recommend any good/amusing/simple fan-made online games based on genre franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost, '80s Transformers/GI Joe, etc? [more inside]
Are there any online fantasy stock market simulations that let you invest in international stocks? Or, if not, Asian stocks? I currently use Vritual Stock Exchange, which is limited to NYSE stocks.
Help me remember this game and find something similar. [more inside]
Help me find the ideal Mac game for two people separated by hundreds of miles. [more inside]