🕹 "Year of Fun"

I'm not sure my project qualifies, but I'll upload it and you be the judge.

It's hard for me to pinpoint whether it's a game, a comic book, or just a movie, but it might be a little bit of everything.



i'd guess that this kind of work is what Hype is made for ... :+1: :heart:


It's good! :smiley:
I don't think it's a game though. :confused:

With 9 episodes, I didn't go through all of it. This is a huge project. Is there something in particular that you think makes it qualify as a game?

Maybe you're right because there is only one plot like in the interactive books and the user decides nothing. Maybe the next time I'll make a different directions of the characters and the plot and the user will be given a choice.

@michelangelo hypedocks :slight_smile:


It seems silly to go to law on this one, but the recent Epic v Apple Judgement has a thoughtful consideration on what is/is not a video game (on page 68):


A key excerpt:

At a bare minimum, video games appear to require some level of interactivity or involvement between the player and the medium. In other words, a game requires that a player be able to input some level of a command or choice which is then reflected in the game itself. This gaming definition contrasts to other forms of entertainment, which are often passive forms enjoyed by consumers (eg. films, television, music). Video games are also generally graphically rendered or animated, as opposed to being recorded level or via motion capture as in films and television.

I of course would not want to be a gatekeeper for definitions... either way the Drama in Panama to me qualifies as fun :smiley: and is an absolute achievement in storytelling and usage of technology+Hype!!!


Very nice job! I love the idea, bravo!
Just added to the Web Gallery in HypeDocks, Featured Work

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Thank you so much guys!
I'm so glad to hear that you like our project!


Well, there's another month left to enter the competition. “Drama In Panama” is a work of art though. I don't recommend changing the vision for your project to match this competition — unless it makes your project better.

For now, I listed “Drama In Panama” as “Honorable Mention”. Currently, it's not planned to be included in the game poll next month, but it is fun. So, I added a link. It certainly is noteworthy.

Your Hype project appears to be a genre to itself. It's not a game, it's not a book, it's not quite a movie either — it's something new.

The main point of the “Year of Fun” is to show off what Hype can do and to help developers get their projects noticed. It looks like you've already accomplished both. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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I can't say how flattered I am! Did I mention that I have been working on this project with my friends for nine years? :smiley: No, I'm not crazy, but I think it's very important not to leave things undone, even when there's no direct benefit to doing so. In this case we had no budget and did everything on goodwill.

I have too many unfinished projects to hold myself to that standard. :laughing:

Over seven years ago I registered picopede.com and I'm still nowhere close to finishing that game. That's just one project. There are at least ten other app ideas waiting for attention. I still have Widgets to improve too. Heh, and I started Photics.TV so I could better promote all these projects. There are at least eight video ideas, not counting the dozens of Hype videos. That's not even mentioning the book projects. Whew!

The idea of goodwill is interesting though. I suppose I could spinoff some of the projects as open source. I'm not sure that I will though. I prefer the idea of just doing it myself or perhaps hiring a team — but you're not the only one with a problem of no budget. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: