“One surprising trend in gaming is that gamers today prefer, on average, three to one to play co-operative games rather than competitive games. Now, this is really interesting; if you think about the history of games, there really weren’t co-operative games until this latest generation of video games. In every game you can think of – card games, chess, sport – everybody plays to win. But now we’ll see increasing collaboration, people playing games together to solve problems while they’re enjoying themselves.”—Jane McGonigal, director of games research & development at the Institute for the Future in California and author of Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Happy and How They Can Help Us Change the World (Penguin)
Jonathan Harris who claimed fame with his We Feel Fine project are back with a new and very exiting idea.
Cowbird are supposed to tell heartfelt stories about life. Humanity´s sagas. Not a small order to start with. It will be interesting to see if Mr Harris are able to gain interest from people who passionately can tell stories and start sagas on their own.
At present the only saga available is the Occupy saga, which in itself is rather interesting and shows the potential in this storytelling project.