A joke Kickstarter campaign has opened up in light of Facebook’s recent acquisition of Oculus VR and the Oculus Rift device for $2 billion, taking a stab at the company. If acquired by Facebook for the same price as Oculus VR, the Kickstarter would be refunding its backers as a guarantee.
Not even attempting to hide its honest selling point, the Kickstarter campaign is for “a terrible party game” which utilizes headbands and cards, and the participating players must act out, give an example or draw the title of the card wrapped around your head; the game is pretty much a simple guessing game.
The project, named Terribands , was created by graduate student Eric Calisto, in order “ keep [him] sane, ” for a modest £10,000 goal . “ You will not only receive consistent updates, but honest updates as well, ” Calisto guarantees. “ If I get acquired by Facebook for $2 Billion you will get your money back! ”
The rules of the game are as follows: “ Least intelligent player goes first, gameplay then moves clockwise. To take your turn, start the timer and ask the other players questions that will help you identify what is on your head. You must ask each player in order from left to right. You can ask as many questions as you can until the timer runs out, ” the Kickstarter reads.
“ Each player has 3 Action Cards. Each can only be used once per player, ” it continues. “ When you are ready to use one of your Action Cards, place the card in a discard pile and choose the player you want to perform the action. The chosen player must Act Out, Draw, or provide an Example of what is on the player’s head. For example, if you have ‘A Terrorist’ on your head, you can choose to ask ‘Player 3’ to act out something that would help you guess the card on your head. ”
Even with Facebook’s acquisition of the Oculus Rift, CCP Games, the developer of EVE Online , has assured that it won’t change the development of its virtual reality game EVE: Valkyrie . Facebook has also assured that it will not rebrand the Oculus Rift, but it has announced plans to introduce its own “Facebook Virtual Experience”. It has also been reported that Oculus backers have started canceling their orders for their own device, and Oculus employees have received harassing phone calls and death threats extending to their families.
[ Kickstarter ]