OK Go Creates New Collaborative Word Game – Say The Same Thing for iPhone and iPad
GRAMMY-winning band OK Go releases Say the Same Thing, a new kind of word game for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, via Paracadute – a company founded by the band in 2010 that now supports a wide range of creative endeavors. The free app gives players a fresh way to connect with friends and family, whether they’re across the room or across the globe.
Users can also utilize the free Play a Band Member feature, which randomly enters players into a round of Say the Same Thing with members of OK Go. The band’s Damian Kulash and Timothy Nordwind give Say the Same Thing a whirl in a new video, which premieres today at FastCompany.com along with an interview with Kulash.
Say the Same Thing provides an unpredictable, mind-melding, turn-by-turn experience that – unlike other games – is collaborative rather than competitive. Because it challenges players to think like their friends, there are no pre-set answers and the improvisational game veers off in surprising directions each time it’s played, based on the unique in-jokes and experiences its players share. A round begins with both players entering a random word. Each partner then guesses a word that their friend might use to connect the first two words. The players repeat with a new pair of words until they each say the same thing, thus winning the round together. Funny stamps and emoticons allow players to let their partner know when they find their guess funny, witty or ridiculous.
The app is the latest manifestation of the band’s mission to find joy and creativity in unexpected places and create fun experiences that can be shared with others.
“The game is similar to an old improv game that I used to play in person with friends from high school and college,” says Andy Ross, guitarist/keyboardist for OK Go. “We started playing it as a band because it’s the kind of thing people in vans and buses do, and it’s great to play with people you know really well.”
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