I’ve mentioned many times before that I’m a big fan of party games that utilize smartphones and tablets. There’s nothing quite like being able to whip out a phone and die laughing playing Heads Up with a friend, or getting a spontaneous Space Team session going while hanging out with a group of friends. Ahhh, remember hanging out with friends? The Good Old Days. Anyway, yeah, I just love the idea of having a fun party game at the ready on my phone and knowing that whenever or wherever I’m at a bunch of laughs with other people can be just moments away. So because of my affinity of that particular type of game, I’m alllllll about a new upcoming game called Gogogo! from animator turned solo game developer Robert Thomson. It’s a game for anywhere between 3 and 16 players and it can be played on just a single phone, and there’s no internet or game pieces or other elements required to have a rousing tournament of mini-game battles with your friends. You can see a full explanation of Gogogo! as well as examples of the game’s 50 different mini-games in the following trailer.
Oh, did I mention that I am a major fan of Robert’s animation style? Because omg I am. Anyway, Gogogo! seems like a really fun collection of games that all utilize different skill sets of the players, as well as the various features available on a smart device, in really clever ways. If this is the sort of thing that’s up your alley, Gogogo! is currently in open beta on both iOS and Android, and you can find links to those beta versions as well as a Discord chat and a newsletter sign up over at the game’s official website. I’ve grabbed the beta version myself, but unfortunately with lockdown in effect I’m not sure when I’ll be around enough people to get a game going. Unless I can convince my wife and 1-year-old son to play? Hmmmm, I’m not sure my ego could handle losing to a 1-year-old, maybe that’s a bad idea. Whatever the case, check out these early versions of Gogogo! for yourself and we’ll keep an eye out for an official release date in the near future.
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