[Laszlo-dev] New version of SimFaux and screencast!
dhopkins at DonHopkins.com
Sun Mar 19 01:12:51 EST 2006
SimFaux Interactive Faux News Parody Simulation Game!
SimFaux is an Interactive Faux News Simulation Game, a parody of Fox News,
now online and FauxCasting from the Huffington Post Contagious Festival!
SimFaux is like a cross between The Sims and Mystery Science Theater, that
lets you sit back and channel surf, or take control and create your own Faux
News TV programs! It's pronounced "Sim Foe", of course!
Free live interactive SimFaux Simualtion Game (requires Flash, preferably
Screencast and demo video:
I just posted the latest version of SimFaux, which currently has:
8 Simulated Characters with graphics and sound bites:
Arianna Huffington, Dick Cheney, George W Bush, Frank Zappa
Ann Coulter, Al Franken, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Bill O'Reilly
Channel Surfing (8 different channels with many different programs)
Create your own TV program:
Select any character, video feed to other information to display in each
Invite any character onto your show.
Tell characters to talk, shut up, go away.
Put yourself on-screen and interview and argue with the characters!
Streaming Video Clips with keyword triggers.
Video backgrounds and overlays.
Keyword driven AI simulation:
All content is tagged and triggered with keywords,
used by simulation to decide which video clips and sound bites to play.
See active keywords, hide and focus on keywords to drive simulation
Meaningless graphs and chart-junk.
Interactive surveys with loaded questions and ballot box stuffing.
Teleprompter talking points with reference links so you can really decide
Faux Chat simulated Internet chat room:
All character sound bites go into chat.
Amusing chat logs with keyword triggers that effect simulation.
Type text and keywords into chat to reply to characters and effect
based programming language for rich zero-install AJAX web applications:
SimFaux is a constantly evolving open-ended simulation game, which makes it
easy to drop in new content (movies, characters, sound bites, text talking
points, chat transcripts) all tagged up with keywords, so they play off of
I want to enable other people to start FauxCasting their own stuff! So I
will soon publish the source code for SimFaux as Open Source, to serve as an
OpenLaszlo programming example, and so other people can modify it an add
their own content, videos, characters, sound bites, games, etc! Please check
the site http://www.SimFaux.com for more information.
I am continuously adding more late breaking content and up-to-the-minute
news, so please check back again later, and tell your friends about SimFaux!
-Don Hopkins (dhopkins at DonHopkins.com)
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