Logitech Is Making A Game And It Needs Your Ideas

Voting gets underway for PC accessories company's crowdsourced video game project.

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.

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Discussion

48 comments
brockelley
brockelley

they make the best mice, from that alone I'm interested to see what they'll do.

Pooya1881
Pooya1881

dafaq has happened to gamespot? why isnt there any news on the site.they update it once every week

sfageas77
sfageas77

Well make a game about a mouse and a cheeseburger

BrokenChaos666
BrokenChaos666

Lost me at 2D tower defense. We don't need any more of those.

imajinn
imajinn

Pay us, then ask for our ideas. Silly companies nowadays. They want ideas from us, then want us to buy their game. Makes sense.
 On top of that... Logitech? Making a game? Why? Tower defense? Logitech version of Happy Wars?

saturatedbutter
saturatedbutter

If you want tower defense games just get Starcraft. It's got lots of them and you can build your own.

Red_hot_smasher
Red_hot_smasher

Wait, a company mostly known for making decent gamepads, lame speakers and other peripherals is making a game now? ...colour me sceptical.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Oh, it's quite simple.  Make a beat em up where you play as werewolf zombie punk rockers fighting against Nazi space pirates.  Boom.  Done.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

2D tower defense?  Why that specific?  Just open it up to any game concept.  You'll be amazed.

Erebus
Erebus

It's always great to give away your intellectual property for free instead of learning to code.

/sarcasm

countofwilfore
countofwilfore

Looks like companies are starting to take Epic's example...

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Hurray.  Tower defense.  We don't have nearly enough of those games.  Nope.  Not at all.  We're starved for tower defense games.  Ugh.

NeoBillbine
NeoBillbine

A badass Shining Force 3 clone or Dragon Force clone. Oops!  Just read the rest of the article and not just the title, I don't give a crap anymore.

Talis12
Talis12

Looking at what that studio has done previously, dont expect much.

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

Oh god this is going to be the worst game ever made

zizo490
zizo490

Make an action horror comic game based on true fake story. :D

rasterror
rasterror

Make a game based on the hit show Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills. That was one of the greatest and highest quality shows ever and it has needed a game for years.

dkdk999
dkdk999

I really don't care if a game is 1080p or not, but it does make me question buying Microsoft's console because if it can't do 1080p on certain games in comparison to the PS4 you wonder what else it might not be able to do in the future.

Stiler
Stiler

I like how they want "ideas" but they already said it'd be a tower defense game, that pretty much kills all interest I had in it or any ideas I had for awesome games. 


It's most likely just going to be a cheap mobile focused game with dlc/pay to win crap.

marvelsoldier
marvelsoldier

hd graphical jrpg game with the battle system of ff7

Rakou
Rakou

That's a genius idea to steal a game concept that'll potentially make money. It's evil, but still a good idea.

elheber
elheber

Design by committee. I can see where this is headed.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Best free advice: DON'T make it. Logitech's software SUCKS.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

So if this flops is it the fans' fault, since their incompetent voting led to the failure of this amazing concept?  :)

tomservo51
tomservo51

Choices are;


1. Fun

2. Exciting

3. Inventive


Your choice folks!

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Fan-voted stuff is rarely cool.  Have a clear vision of something artistic and fun that you want to do, and fulfill your vision.  The best games spawn from that, not some soulless Frankenstein experiment.

How do they even know which people are giving legitimate votes and which people are tr0lling, trying to pick the cheesiest stuff? 

Also if you're going to do this, why make it 2D Tower Defense?  That's almost an instant turn-off for all but a niche of gamers. 

And Logitech is hardware.  Use the Tiny Mantis name to talk about the game development.  When people hear Logitech along side game development it's similar to hearing about a manufacturer of cardboard pizza boxes trying to make a better pizza.

zinten
zinten

I m trying to look at the future of this d2 tower defense on my crystal ball and some letters are slowly forming. Lets see. F.A.I.L.

YohanDeEmercer
YohanDeEmercer

Whatever the majority votes for will be in the game....sounds like they are trying to make money not a game.

couly
couly

2D Tower Defense?  then why make one at all?  

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

3D platformer? Not an FPS. We have enough of those as it is.

tomservo51
tomservo51

Choices are Computer Interior, Noir, Environmental Elements, or Biological/Organic. ????????????? WHAT?

Relvar
Relvar

I like this idea. I'd love to see more hardware manufactures get into game development. Just think: A Western Digital RPG, an Nvidia FPS, and a Kingston Platformer - would be marvelous!!!!

Psycold
Psycold

@BrokenChaos666 Seriously...with all the great Logitech peripherals this easily could have been some awesome simulator of some sort. My G27 wheel is frowning right now. 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@tomservo51  I don't care about any of those, I just want loads of microtransactions and tons of DLC! Ooh, ooh, and a computer interior background  :)

robotten75957
robotten75957

@couly They dont need to be 3d there just need to be a shitload of upgrades and balance / counters.

KillaGinjaNinja
KillaGinjaNinja

@Relvar Yeah it would be exactly the type of revitalization that the game industry needs! It would be the start of a new much needed and sought after genre: Video Gamercials! 'Cause product placement isn't quite ubiquitous enough as it is, amirite?