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Old 08-13-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Wii Homebrewing Game (Great Idea?)

Somebody needs to create a Wii homebrewing game.... It starts with beginners extract version and is a training tool.

Imagine having to play the game while drinking. You are off screwing around sanitizing equipment and measuring out hops while you wort is boiling over.

Then you over there stirring like crazy to stop it from boiling over.

More drinking... missing hop additions and what not.

The score is based on whoever is closest to OG & IBUs for said style.

Sounds like fun, learn how to brew while you get drunk.

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Old 08-13-2009, 04:44 AM   #2
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Enter your virtual homebrew into competitions and winning gets you brewery upgrades. Sounds like a cool game to me!

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Enter your virtual homebrew into competitions and winning gets you brewery upgrades. Sounds like a cool game to me!
Thats great! - This would work well at teaching all aspects of brewing.

You could also get injured by exploding bottles if you over carbed!!!

Maybe cut-up stumbling with a glass carboy...
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Honestly, it sounds really boring.

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Wow...really?

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We talked about something like this in another thread. I would volunteer for this if I actually had the time...

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If we could get access to the software behind something like BeerSmith it would help a lot with figuring out how the beer might turn out. Accounting for ALL the variables in a brew though (or even enough to keep it interesting and not just frustrating) would take close to a year of research and participation from LOTS of experienced homebrewers interested in this kind of project.

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If my SWMBO let me play games more than an hour a week like i get to now I would probably play it at least once.. but i would end up just doing it for real

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If my SWMBO let me play games more than an hour a week like i get to now I would probably play it at least once.. but i would end up just doing it for real
What would do, beside drink, when all of your fermenters are full?
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If you maybe did something where you're the enzyme converting starches, or the yeast converting sugar, but made like an actual "game" out of it...

The real draw of "sim" games is the organic element - the fact that there's an unpredictable aspect with a kind of will and personality outside your own. With empire games this can be the opposing army, with citybuilding games this can be traffic, riots, weather, crime, etc. Homebrewing for real is fun, but it has no such analog (since yeast are fairly predictable, and the goal of homebrewing is to make your methods consistent), so you have to compensate for that with some additional element that makes it fun to play.

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