Remember Telephone — the “pass it down” game of crazy miscommunication from your youth? Well you no longer have to get uncomfortably close to your neighbor to whisper into their ear. Broken Picture Telephone is an ingenious game of text and stick figure drawing that will have you laughing for hours. It involves responding to obscure messages by drawing what they say — and vice versa — until you get a very bizarre story reminiscent of David Lynch’s surrealism. For example, my first test of the game gave me the sticky note above (“a smiling bowl of meatballs with feet says hi to a tumble dryer”). This scenario is a description of a drawing I haven’t seen (using drawing tools conveniently available on the site). In response to the above, I had to depict said meatballs and dryer having a conversation using my lame pictionary-esque skills. I’m waiting to see how this gets misinterpreted, but I’m sure the resulting series will be HILARIOUS. Virtually every randomly visited game I’ve seen is pretty darned funny.
I’m signed up as ‘gorelets’ and already issued a note of my own: “A zombie falls in love with a brain.” I’ll post an update when the final storyboard is complete! In the mean time, come join the weirdness at Broken Picture Telephone.