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Mixed Messages (game)

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Genre(s)  Party game
Developer  Vicarious Visions
Platform  Nintendo DS
Initial release date  13 April 2009
Publisher  Activision
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Mode(s)  Multiplayer only (2-21)
Similar  Vicarious Visions games, Other games

Mixed Messages is a turn-based multiplayer-only party game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. It was released via the DSiWare digital distribution service for the Nintendo DSi console.

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Gameplay

The first player writes down a funny sentence or phrase. Or alternatively, the game can generate a random sentence. The DSi then saves this entry (the game saves between each turn), and the DSi is handed over to someone else. Players can also enter their name into the system to make tracking of the process easier.

The second player then attempts to draw a scene describing the phrase or sentence. Again, this is saved and the DSi passed onto another player, who must write down what they think the original phrase was. The DSi is then passed on again for someone else to draw a picture, and this alternating words and pictures method continues until there are no more players.

Mixed Messages can be played by 2 to 21 players.

Development

Mixed Messages was in development at Vicarious Visions for a number of years before the design coalesced.

"What started out as a little tinkering and game design idea quickly turned into a huge time sink, as people started playing it all the time," said CEO Karthik Bala in an interview with IGN.

References

Mixed Messages (game) Wikipedia


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