Finally! Salvation. A Twitter inspired game. Welcome to Twirdie, a golf game with a twist. You take shots by typing in words in the box. The number of times that specific word appears or gets mentioned on Twitter in the last 60 seconds determines how far the ball travels (and using the same word will give you different results due to the amount of mentions in that time period).
Now the inner geek in me was very excited when I came across this, a way to watch my favourite football matches during the World Cup but purely through the mentions tracked on Twitter. See how excitement of a goal increases the amount of tweets or how a lull or boring game decreases the amount of tweets.
Jesse Schell has had his fair share of experience in the gaming world, the creator and mind behind Shell Games a full-service game design and development studio that specialises in innovating the uncommon and the Creative Director of the Disney Imagineering Virtual Reality Studio, and so it was a logical fit for him to chat to TED about how gaming will eventually take over our lives.
This is truly a revolution in fantasy sports, In a nutshell you have your computer on as you watch the game, and see live statistics (passes, tackles etc...) while you watch the game. You can even make substitutions during the game.