I have been trying out lots of new game apps in Windows 8. For those of you not using Windows 8 don’t worry you will still be able to play this game and you should know that Windows 8 has apps just like smartphones and tablets do. Cool, right? You can download the app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone now to use, or you can play just in a browser if you do not have those. They are also working on Android and iOS apps for the future.
One of my latest finds is called Interference. The game is free, but has an ad space on it – it is not obtrusive though. It is a drawing game and the best way to describe it is Pictionary combined with Telephone – remember telephone where you sat in a circle and whispered to the person next to you and the sentence went around and changed by the time it got back to start? With Interference you start with someone creating a simple phrase or sentence. Here is an example of a round of play – start at the top and go across each line.
The first person to play entered the phrase “cow pours boiling tea on her hoof”. Player 2 only sees that phrase and has to draw it. Now the next player only sees Player 2’s drawing and has to describe it, and so on and so on. You do not see the entire game until it ends and you only play one time in the game. It is really funny how much some of them change.
You do not have to be a great artist to play this game. You can see from the example above some of the drawings are much better than others. It is okay – you just do the best you can. There are players of all different skills from all over the planet playing. If you do not know what something is you can skip it also. Now, just like other public things online, sometimes there is crude humor, but there is a filter on the game that you can turn on if you like. It does a decent job at filtering too – I’ve played with it on and off to see. The developers seem to be very actively involved in continuing to improve the game and listen to the users – I love that!
For this game I have been playing it on my Microsoft Surface RT Tablet. I love this because it is a touch screen and I can just draw with my finger. You can use your mouse though to draw, and I think that some of the really good pictures are drawn by folks using a stylus of some sort. I use my Surface for relaxing a lot when at home so this game has been a great find. The Surface lets me hold the tablet, lay it flat, or use the built in kickstand to stand it up – that means no matter where I am I can find a good position to play!
I hope you give Interference a try. You can sign in with Twitter, Facebook, or Microsoft ID to get started quickly. Let me know what you think!
Disclosure: The game in just one that I found on my own and am sharing. I am a part of the Microsoft #Surface team however and receive certain perks and benefits as such. Opinions are always my own.
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