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The Procrastination Game

My game is simple, try to get out of the maze as fast as you can without being distracted. Along the way out of the maze there are levels that you have to overcome proving how committed you are in getting out without the simplest of things distracting you. My game can be one player or a two player game and you have the option of being any cell phone you want to. The reason why I choose cell phones is that in some occasions they can be distracting and causes humans a lot of their time. In order to win the game you have to complete the maze under a certain amount of time. In every level, you can gain points giving you more time to finish the maze but the real goal for all the players is to be the first one to get out of the maze. The controls for this game are the right and left arrow key for movement, down arrow key to squat, and the up arrow key to jump. The only way to win this game is to get through the distraction zones as fast as you can and be the first one to finish the maze. A lot of times people tend to try to get as many points as they can because they think that is the only way to win the game. Actually the directions for this game clearly state the first one to finish the maze first wins. The points you earn can help you get out of the maze faster but it can also distract you taking up more time. The only way to win the game is to finish the maze before your opponent.


As you can see by the title this is the procrastination game. While I was trying to think of a simple game topic, I found myself procrastinating in order to find a topic, checking my email constantly, texting, and surfing the web. I knew that at this rate I was not going to get much done. That is how I got the idea of procrastination based on my own procrastination. Procrastination is a concept that we can all relate to because at least one time in our lifetime every human being has procrastinated. Every time I finish the work I have procrastinated in, I think about how much easier it would have been to finish my work right away instead of making excuses. That is the point I am trying to prove to my players do not procrastinate because it is much easier to finish your work instead of putting it aside. My game is simple get out of the maze as soon as possible. The task sounds simple but along the way there are distractions zones were you can gain points. The distraction zones can be useful sometimes but they can also cost the player a lot of the amount of the time they have. Points the player receives in the distraction zones are distractions. The game is not about how many points you can receive it is about being the first one to get out of the maze. After you finish the maze a sign will appear telling you how much time you have wasted completing the maze. It will become evident to the player that the way to win the game was not based on the amount of points you received but how long it took you to complete the task. The distraction zones include many situations were human beings tend to procrastinate in. Human tend to procrastinate in completing homework, doing their chores and distractions by their surroundings. My main lesson for all these players is to become aware of when they procrastinate in real life. Procrastinating is something that should be avoided because it usually causes human stress and the end result usually is not the best result of the work they are capable of doing. In addition, if you finish your work right away you have more time to do the activities you enjoy doing instead of working. This game as a whole is a procrastination because instead of playing this game you can be doing something useful. Procrastinating is something serious because many humans tend to do this frequently causing them a lot of stress. I hope this game will remind the players that procrastinating is not healthy and should be avoided if possible.
All images I used were creative commons licensed-
1)Flickr,by Patrick Hoesly,Image Name-804 - Maze Texture,
2)Flickr,by Elizabeth/Table4Five,Image Name-The Playroom,
3)Flickr,by cochesaurus,Image Name-Boy and Girl Cellphones (Sharing),
4)Image Name-phone+and+jobs.jpg,,


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