Last month, PC accessories company Logitech announced an ambitious project called "Together We Game," billed as a first-of-its-kind collaborative project between Logitech and gamers. As part of the effort, Logitech will crowdsource ideas for an upcoming 2D tower defense game and then build it. The first part of that process is now underway, as Logitech has opened voting for the first element of the game: its environment.
Choices are Computer Interior, Noir, Environmental Elements, or Biological/Organic. You can vote today at logitech.com/social. At press time, Computer Interior is leading the way with 32 percent of the vote, followed by Environmental Elements (27 percent). Voting closes Sunday, August 24.
Of course, this is only the beginning in the journey to make the crowdsourced game. Over the next 15 weeks, you'll be able to vote on other elements, including style of playfield, towers, enemies, economy, soundtrack, and the game's title.
You don't need any level of game development experience to participate in Logitech's campaign, as actual development will be done by developer Tiny Mantis, with special help from New York University Game Lab director Frank Lantz.
The final version of the game, whatever it turns out to be, should be available sometime in early 2015, and will be free on Steam for PC and through iTunes for iOS devices. You can learn more about Logitech's Together We Game campaign through the company's subreddit or on its official website.
|Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch|