Today, we have a different sort of Take Five interview for you, as one of our contributors has just begun a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to bring to market a game for the literary minded. Please read on to learn more about Ray Rhamey’s new endeavor, and be sure to watch the fun video he and his wife made at the end of this post. Enjoy!
Q: Tell us a little about this new game you’ve created. What’s it about, and why might it appeal to writers in particular?
RR: I call ZiZiT “ze maximum word game” because I think of it as Scrabble on steroids. It utilizes unique two-way two-letter game pieces to create a word game with lots of twists and turns. I don’t know about you, but as a writer word games have always been fun for me.
There’s a social aspect to this venture, too. As any writer who has been edited or critiqued, I know that I don’t know it all nor do I do everything perfectly. So I’ve set up a games website on a blog platform where people can contribute ideas for game play or rules, share their experiences with the games, or even create new games.
And we invite people to add to our list of “zizicizmz,” which are totally bogus words you can play in ZiZiT. An example is ZIZMANIA, a maniacal craving to play ZiZiT chiefly found among the best and brightest people. You, especially, are invited—the zizicizmz page is here.
Q: What inspired this idea in the first place? [Read more…]