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Google+ Hangout API Game

I put together a little game tonight using the Google+ Hangout API. It's a game I used to play a lot over 10 years ago. Everyone is presented with the same acronym, and each person fills out what they think the acronym stands for while the 20-second time limit ticks down in the upper-right corner. Then, everyone votes for their favorite on the voting screen. (Usually the winner is the funniest one.) Points are tallied based on who gets the most votes with bonuses for fastest entry and such. I'm gonna add themes for each round as well as some bells and whistles. (Screenshots are barebones.) Should be a fun way to kill time in a hangout! =)

Edit: For some reason I can't re-order the screenshots so that they make sense, but the progression is the "Waiting for Players" screen, then the "Round 1" screen, then the "Voting" screen, and so on...

Edit again: Forgot to thank +Dano Hart for helping me test. Thanks!
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Good work! You knock that out in the evening?
 
Thanks +Matt Senter I imagined it could be a really useful and fun tool to use for political purposes. I wished I could set it as a kind of fun test for Brazillian people to name political parties based on the acronym suggested by it. Or something like that.
 
Ha! Yeah, adding categories makes it a lot of fun.
 
I think I need to hangout with you and chat through some ideas for the hangout API - how easy was it to make?
 
The API is pretty solid. They've really made it easy to get up and running. Once you wrap your head around the event listeners, particularly when you listen for state changes from the server, the rest is easy.
 
+Dan Ives just let me know when you have some time. (That time difference is killer for impromptu hangouts!) I'm gonna eat and run a couple of errands right now, though. +Luciano Santa Brígida , I do public hangouts a lot, so I'll be around.
 
Nice-- I hope I get to join one! I used to play a game like this with one of my friends a few years ago... a favorite that came out of it was IPYIAASA (I'm Picturing You In An Astronaut Suit Again)
 
Side note: I can't wait to play this with people. This was one of my all-time favorite time-killing party games.
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