Had a dream where I went on a “who wants to be a millionaire” style trivia game-show, only you went on as game development studios, and if you won the game, the show would completely fund a game concept for you and your studio.
most of the questions early on were pretty easy stuff. What was the subtitle to the second Legend of Zelda game. How many coins does it take to get an extra life in Super Mario Bros.
The questions started getting more specific, sometimes more difficult. Stuf like game’s release years, the names of lead developers on titles, boss names, stuff from current games, especially multiplayer heavy games. But me and my buddies, my game studio, we kept on going, ended up using ALL of our life-lines and hints…
Then we got to the final question.
And the way the final question worked, was you chose ONE person to answer it, and everyone else got put in a sound-proof booth to watch.
After some debate, my game studio picked me to go up and answer the final question, to decide whether or not our game, our dream, would be a reality.
And the final question pops up on my little screen, and it looks like this:
The host looks at me and nods appreciatively. Everyone in the audience breathes a sigh of relief. I look towards my friends in the soundproof booth, and they appear calm and collected. I look back down at my answers. I start to sweat.
I move my hand over the screen. My fingers are shaking. I lean forward, going for the donkey kong faces. No, wait, the weird swath of blue color. Or maybe it’s The Elder Scrolls? A bead of sweat rolls down my nose, and then, I wake up. I still don’t know what the answer is.