Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I thought of a new video game!

(Another disclaimer: I am a fuddy-dud. Read this knowing that I don't have video games and I just don't get them. Maybe one day when I have kids?)

It seems like people my age tend to like video games a little more than I do. Maybe I am a fuddy-dud, or maybe I just don't get it since Jeremy and I have yet to give in to the Wii/Playstation3/etc. trend. Don't get me wrong...I have fun when I play. Several of my friends own these life-sucking devices so I partake when I am around. But, I can't really get into it that much. After a couple of rounds, I am good to go. Give me a book or hand me the vacuum to clean the house. Those are activities that have an end in sight. A goal. A point.

Having said that, I thought of a new video game. I was inspired the other night when we went to a house-warming party. Our friends bought a cute new home pretty close to where we live and it was fun to see them settling in to their own space. To keep their company occupied between home tours, they set up their Wii and Rock Band. (Side note: Jeremy and I were driving with my cousin Tobi (9yr.-old) in the back seat one time. Jeremy randomly had the radio set on a rock station. An old rock song came on and Tobi knew every word! Thanks Rock Band.) Anyway, people were getting excited playing this addictive game at the party and there were even some pros in the house. Expert level blows my mind. I played one round on the drums (easy level, thank you very much) and I was done. That is when I had my epiphany. That is when my money-making idea was born.

Are you ready for this? Church Band. It's just like Rock Band, but it has "churchy" songs and
instruments. (Props to my friend David for helping me think of a good name.)

Just imagine! The instruments could include: hand bells, a harp, timpani, a conga drum, egg shaker, cheesy keyboard and a drum set with a little house around it so it's not too loud. It might even have a choir!

Does anyone want to be an investor for me? I need some money to do the research and create the game. I will probably have to also post an ad on Craigslist for video game testers too. Anyone? I really see this making millions. We could travel with our marketing campaign to all sorts of church music conferences! I bet private Christian school music teachers would buy it in a heartbeat.

So, for real. Anyone?



You've got to get a Wii. I've never been into video games, but I love our Wii. Even when I was a kid and everyone else got a Nintendo, I got a computer. But, we got a Wii for each other for our anniversary a couple of years ago and it's been a blast. We finally got a Wii Fit a few weeks ago, and it's renewed my enthusiasm for the Wii.


Hahaha! My dream come true...the two things I love most in life finally merge ...harp and video games. Lol! That's too funny Mol. How about Wedding Band? One objective could be to sing more out of tune than a tone deaf "Aunt Martha" as she struggles through Ave Maria... whoever sings the worst wins! I hear ya on the games, I may have succumbed to facebook, but no wii for me...